Shirahige jinja torii, Japan
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Japan Shirahige jinja torii

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The "in-lake grand torii" of Shirahige site resembles the more famous torii of Itsukushima jinja at Miyajima.

The place is somewhat popular, particularly on weekends. However, as it is not advisable to swim to the torii, the view is not crowded at any time.

Photography Tips

From this perspective it is actually possible to see the sun or moon rise behind the torii. Also, don't forget to visit the shrine on the other side of the (busy) lakeside road.

Travel Information

The place is difficult to reach unless you have a car at your disposal. Parking is available at the shrine.
By train it is best to go from Kyoto to Omi-Takashima, then you'll have to walk approximately 3 km along the busy lakeside road.
Crowd Factor Nearly no other people
Best Timing All timings are equally good
Sunrise & Sunset 06:55 - 17:22 | current local time: 00:38
Photo Themes blue water Lake Red Shinto shrine Torii
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