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Hiroshima Toshogu Shrine

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4.2 (1175)

2-chōme-1-18 Futabanosato, Higashi Ward, Hiroshima, 732-0057, Japan

Intricately decorated 17th-century Shinto complex with gates, pagodas & a tomb, plus an art museum.

hourglassDuration: 00h15min

phone+81 82-261-2954
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free
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traditional
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clockOpening hours

Mondays: 6:10 AM – 7:00 PM

Tuesdays: 6:10 AM – 7:00 PM

Wednesdays: 6:10 AM – 7:00 PM

Thursdays: 6:10 AM – 7:00 PM

Fridays: 6:10 AM – 7:00 PM

Saturdays: 6:10 AM – 7:00 PM

Sundays: 6:10 AM – 7:00 PM

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Luke L'sk 9 months ago

A beautiful shrine located in the city of Hiroshima. I had a train layover for a couple of hours, so I have decided to explore the city a little. Northwest of the Hiroshima JR station with walking distance has this shrine waiting, so I decided to pay it a visit. The stairway up was a bit unexpected, but it was so worth it

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Wenjie Wang a year ago

I visited Toshogu Shrine and other shrines nearby on weekend. The view on the top of mountain was beautiful. You can see the Hiroshima station, hijiyama, and Miyajima in the distance.

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MAT a year ago

Enjoyed the climb to the summit to view Hiroshima's surroundings. Not suitable for disabled persons. The view from the top is spectacular. The climb isn't strenuous, it just seems to go on and on. Keeping trucking you get there eventually - seems as if the gates never end. Took a video of my descent. You'll understand re never ending story ha ha.

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jj walsh a year ago

Such an interesting and beautiful shrine which dates back to the 1600's with some structures inside that survived the A-bomb attack of 1945. Dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu's memory who is credited with promoting a peaceful time in Japan's history promoting culture, education and social equity. There are special festivals held every 50 years since his death. Take note of the unusual multicolored roof beams, folktales, spirit animals & EMA wishing boards for pregnant mothers hoping for trouble free birth. Make sure to take time to appreciate all the details in design. Follow path through shrine to back to inari shrine with Ted torii gates leading up the 500 steps of a forest path to another shrine with great views, or continue up to the silver peace Pagoda at the top.

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Milan Zuri 5 years ago

Amazing place but be prepared to take a few hundred steps if you want to get the full experience. Pretty nice view of the city from the top of the mountain and there is no entrance fee either so if you have some time to spare it's a great place to visit.