26 Mar '18, 7am

Itsukushima Shrine & O-Torii Gate – Must-See Iconic Landmarks Of Miyajima https://t.co/hLPwO2Y6KE

Itsukushima Shrine & O-Torii Gate – Must-See Iconic Landmarks Of Miyajima https://t.co/hLPwO2Y6KE

Long regarded as the Island of Gods on the clear waters of the Seto Inland Sea, Miyajima—an island just off the coast of Hiroshima—is one of the top three scenic spots in Japan which is home to the floating Itsukushima Shrine and O-Torii Gate. Both the Itsukushima Shrine and O-Torii Gate carry religious significance to the Japanese and the former has been dedicated to the worship of the three daughters of Susano-o no Mikoto—Shinto god of the seas and storms. The Itsukushima Shrine and O-Torii Gate were also built over water so as to protect the purity of these religious sites. Normally visited as a day trip from Hiroshima, a day full of adventure and discovery awaits you on Miyajima. This is one island that you must visit once in your life. Awarded the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site since December 1996, the Itsukushima Shrine is a national treasure of Japan which s...

Full article: http://www.ladyironchef.com/2018/03/itsukushima-otorii-gate/

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