Holidays in Five-Story Pagoda

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Five-Story Pagoda featuring heritage elements

Spot this historic pagoda and its distinctive red tiers towering into the sky from afar and come closer to see the 15th-century Buddhist monument’s intricate details.

The Five-Story Pagoda on Miyajima (Itsukushima) Island is an ancient architectural masterpiece and sacred site. Constructed in 1407, the impressive red tower incorporates elements of traditional Zen Buddhist designs, elegantly mixed with Japanese flourishes. Admire this stunning piece of sacred architecture from several different viewpoints on Miyajima and approach the structure to see its beautiful vermilion beams, white panels and gold detailing.

Gaze upward to see the Five-Story Pagoda towering into the sky behind Itsukushima Shrine. Standing at 91 feet (28 meters) tall, this ornate structure has lasted since the 15th century.

View the Five-Story Pagoda in all seasons. Surrounded by ancient pines, cherry trees and delicate maple trees, the Five-Story Pagoda is veiled by bright greens, delicate pinks and blazing orange. Snap photographs of the masterpiece from below, where the foliage of the surrounding trees contrasts strongly with the pagoda’s bright red paint. Wander up the hill to investigate the Five-Story Pagoda from a closer vantage point. Admire its magnificent tiered design and striking black roof.

As the pagoda is a significant spiritual and historic site, it is generally forbidden to enter. Use your imagination to picture the Buddhist scenes and intricate designs painted in bright colors and gold tones inside the structure.

The Five-Story Pagoda is about a 10-minute walk from Miyajima Pier, up the hill behind Itsukushima Shrine. The pagoda grounds are free to visit and open daily. The tower is located adjacent to Senjokaku, the “Hall of One Thousand Tatami Mats.” Combine your visit to the pagoda with a trip to Miyajima’s iconic Itsukushima Shrine, a magnificent sacred structure that appears to float above the waters of the Onoseto Strait.

Catch a ferry across the strait from Miyajimaguchi Train Station, approximately 25 minutes by train from Hatsukaichi Station. You won’t be able to miss the shrine’s majestic torii, the distinctive red gate that towers over the water between Miyajima and Hatsukaichi’s coast.

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Iwaso
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3.5 out of 5
Momijidani Miyajima, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$568 per night from 28 Oct. to 28 Oct.
Situated in the historical district, this ryokan is steps away from Setonaikai National Park and Momijidani Route. Itsukushima Shrine and Momijidani Park are ...
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"This had been on my radar for years, having stopped in to check it out in the past. The entrance/lobby area is wonderful and the staff members are also wonderful - I guess that is what sold me on it. I finally had a chance to stay there, so made the reservation. I have been in many high end and low ..."

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Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto
Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto
4 out of 5
364 Minamimachi, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is steps away from Setonaikai National Park, Itsukushima Shrine and Five-Story Pagoda. Daisho-in and Miyajima ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (244 reviews)
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"Miyajima is great, loved our stay in the hotel, central."

Reviewed on 30 Mar. 2020

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Miyajima Kinsuikan
Miyajima Kinsuikan
3 out of 5
1133 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
Situated in the historical district, this ryokan is steps away from Setonaikai National Park, Machiya Street and Five-Story Pagoda. Senjokaku and Omotesando ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (36 reviews)
"Politeness, willingness to please, facilities, onsen,"

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2019

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Sakuraya
Sakuraya
2.5 out of 5
853-1, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$128 per night from 9 Nov. to 9 Nov.
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Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto
Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto
4 out of 5
364 Minamimachi, Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
Miyajima Grand Hotel Arimoto
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Miyajima Kinsuikan
3 out of 5
1133 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
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Iwaso
3.5 out of 5
Momijidani Miyajima, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$568 per night from 28 Oct. to 28 Oct.
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Hotel Kikunoya
Hotel Kikunoya
3 out of 5
335 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
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Ryoso Kawaguchi
Ryoso Kawaguchi
2.5 out of 5
469 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
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Kurayado Iroha
Kurayado Iroha
4 out of 5
589-4 Miyajima, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$517 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
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Miyajima Hotel New Kotobuki
Miyajima Hotel New Kotobuki
2.5 out of 5
739-0553 , 515 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima-ken
The price is AU$284 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
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Hotel Miyajima Villa
Hotel Miyajima Villa
3.5 out of 5
1165 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
The price is AU$387 per night from 28 Oct. to 28 Oct.
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