|From ancient times, people have sensed the spiritual sanctity of Miyajima, and have revered and worshipped the island itself as goddesses. The main shrine is said to have been constructed in 593 by Saeki Kuramoto.|
|Important Cultural Property
The O-torii (Grand Torii Gate), which stands in the sea about 16.8 meters in height, is among the most well known structures of Itsukushima Shrine.
|Introduction of other temples of Miyajima.
Senjokaku, Five-storied Pagoda, Tahoto, Kiyomori Shrine, Omoto Shrine,
|Also known as Kikyozan Hokoin, until the Meiji Restoration (1868), this temple was in charge of the repair and construction of Itsukushima Shrine.|
|Daishoin Temple is one of the most prestigious Shingon temples in the western part of Japan. In the 12th century, Emperor Toba founded his prayer hall in the temple.|