to the three daughter of the deity of seas and storms on the sacred
Miyajima Island in Seto Inland Sea, where gods are believe.
The vermillion-painted buildings connected by corridors and its symbolic
great torii gate appear as if floating on the sea at high tides.
UNESCO World Heritage
Standing in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings,
this elegant palace-style architecture was registered on
the list of UNESCO World Heritage in 1996.
The 27m high Pagoda is said to have been
constructed in 1407, and beautifully blended
Japanese architecture with that of Tang Dynasty
China. The Pagoda has five levels and a hollow
construction in the interior.
The buddhist temple oversaw the Itsukishima. Shrine festival until Shinto and Buddhism
were spareted during the Meiji Era. The entrance to the temple is guarded on both sides
by Buddhist statues and there are many others in the main hall such as the wave-cutting
God of fire and Eleven-headed Buddha. The elevated location of the temple offers
beautiful views of Miyajima and the cityscape on the opposit shore.