A "torii" gate is an entrance to a Shinto shrine. The red Itsukushima Otorii gate, 16m high and 60 tons heavy, stands in front of the Itsukushima shrine pavilions in the sea because people used to access the shrine from the sea. Its two big pillars were made using natural camphor trees between 500 and 600 years old. The gate has existed since 1168, although the current structure dates back to 1875. At low tide visitors walk around the great columns of the gate. At high tide the vermillion gate seems to float in the sea. This photo gallery contains several photos of the gate taken at different angles and lighting conditions.

01 Torii gate 02 Torii gate 03 Torii gate 04 Torii gate 05 Torii gate
06 Torii gate 07 Torii gate 08 Torii gate 09 Torii gate 10 Torii gate
11 Torii gate 12 Torii gate at sunset panoramic view 13 Torii gate at sunset 14 Torii gate at sunset panoramic view
15 Torii gate at sunset 16 Torii gate at sunset 17 Torii gate at sunset 18 Torii gate at sunset panoramic view
19 Torii gate at sunset 20 Torii gate at sunset 21 Torii gate at sunset 22 Torii gate at sunset 23 Torii gate at sunset
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