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Floating gateway

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The gateway, or "torii" of Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on the island of Miyajima (Hiroshima). During low tide, the gate can be approached on foot, but the magic happens when the sun starts to set and the tides ripple in to cover the grounds of the entire shrine complex in a shimmering veil.

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Magnificent. I have never visited Miyajima, but it will be my next destination for sure.

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One of my favorite sites & even have a Miyajima "safety drive" omamori in my car (hope they don't "expire" since I won't be able to return for another for quite a few years).

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This is one of my favorite places to visit.

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Best tourism place in Japan. I love Miyajima.

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Beautiful picture, looking forward to seeing this shrine in the near future.

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Awesome place. Watch out for the Nara-esque deer though. Almost took my friends wallet from his pocket.

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I was wandering around underneath that torii at low tide when I was mistaken for Leonardo Di Caprio once by a little kid.

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Pictures like this remind me that amongst all the madness this is actually a serenely beautiful place.

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One of my favorite places to visit here in Japan. If you ever go to Hiroshima, you have stop and visit this lovely destination. I was lucky enough to catch a cherry blossoms last time i visited.

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i've been there last January. very beautiful place

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Such an outstanding and timeless scene.

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Beautiful. Wish they had a larger version so I can use as my PC's wallpaper.

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I've always loved this picture. Some day I hope to see it in person.

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Nice. Not an easy place to shoot with all the people and buildings in the background.

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Beautiful pic! I have a few great ones myself from when I was there, but not from this angle with the mountains in back, and not with the sunrise, either.

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They are also great subjects for paintings several of which I have made especially on Fuji lakes.

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Ray Of Hope, very pleasant morning here in Japan !

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