Miyajima Tide Times

Time your visit to Miyajima to maximum effect by checking out when you can see Itsukushima Shrine at high and low tide.

Go straight to the tide tables.

Itsukushima Shrine and it’s giant O-torii gate at high tide is one of Japan’s most iconic sights. The torii gate looks amazing in its apparent “floating” state, and it’s quite something to walk through the corridors of Itsukushima Shrine with the water lapping up through the floor boards.

At low tide, we love to walk out to the torii gate. Looking up from below you can truly appreciate its bulk and get a closer look at its design. You can peeking under the shrine buildings themselves at low tide too.

The time between high and low tides varies, but is usually around 6 or 7 hours. If you time your visit right you may be able to catch both tides with a tour of the rest of Miyajima – visiting Daisho-in Temple, climbing Mt Misen etc – in between.

 

Miyajima 2017/2018 Tide Tables

  • The great O-torii shrine gate appears to float when the tide level is over 250cm.
  • You can walk out to the O-torii shrine gate when the tide level is below 100cm
  • Tides shown are for Hiroshima Bay so actual conditions at Itsukushima Shrine may be slightly earlier than shown
  • Tide level show in cm 

 

May 2018

 

June 2018

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
5/16 Spring 10:01 340 22:43 379 04:07 70 16:19 -6
5/17 Half 10:39 335 23:27 376 04:48 78 16:59/td>

-8
5/18 Half 11:19 326 05:30 91 17:40 -1
5/19 Half 24:12 367 12:01 311 06:16 107 18:25 15
5/20 Half 01:02 352 12:48 292 07:06 124 19:24 39
5/21 Neap 01:57 334 13:45 272 08:06 138 20:13 67
5/22 Neap 03:02 317 15:02 272 09:21 143 21:27 92
5/23 Neap 04:16 307 16:38 256 10:46 135 22:52 107
5/24 Long 05:29 306 18:04 273 11:59 114
5/25 Transitional 06:30 310 19:09 298 24:11 109 12:46 89
5/26 Half 07:19 316 19:59 320 01:13 105 13:42 66
5/27 Half 08:02 320 20:43 338 02:03 101 14:22 47
5/28 Spring 08:40 322 21:22 349 02:46 100 15:00 34
5/29 Spring 09:14 322 22:00 354 03:25 101 15:34 27
5/30 Spring 09:47 320 22:35 354 04:01/td>

105 16:07 25
5/31 Spring 10:18 317 23:10 351 04:36 110 16:39 28
Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
6/1 Half 10:50 311 23:44 345 05:09 117 17:11 34
6/2 Half 11:22 303 05:43 123 17:43 45
6/3 Half 24:19 337 11:57 293 06:19 131 18:17 59
6/4 Half 24:55 327 12:35 279 06:59 138 18:55 76
6/5 Neap 01:36 315 13:21 264 07:45 146 19:39 95
6/6 Neap 02:24 304 14:20 252 08:43 150 20:35 115
6/7 Neap 03:23 394 15:41 247 09:56 146 21:49 130
6/8 Long 04:33 291 17:14 259 11:11 131 23:16 134
6/9 Transitional 05:40 296 18:27 285 12:12 107
6/10 Half 06:36 305 19:23 315 24:30 127 23:03 78
6/11 Half 07:25 316 20:13 343 01:29 116 13:49 50
6/12 Spring 08:10 325 20:59 365 02:19 106 14:33 24
6/13 Spring 08:54 333 21:45 380 03:05 100 15:17 4
6/14 Spring 09:38 337 22:31 387 03:51 98 16:01 -7
6/15 Spring 10:22 337 23:18 387 04:36 100 16:45 -10
6/16 Half 11:07 333 05:21 105 17:31 -3
6/17 Half 24:04 380 11:54 324 06:08 111 18:18 13
6/18 Half 24:52 368 24:44 311 06:58 118 19:06 38
6/19 Half 01:41 352 13:40 295 07:51 124 19:59 68
6/20 Neap 02:34 335 14:45 280 08:51 127 20:59 99
6/21 Neap 03:33 318 16:07 273 10:00 124 22:11 126
6/22 Neap 04:38 305 17:34 279 11:13 113 23:32 141
6/23 Long 05:43 300 18:45 296 12:18 97
6/24 Transitional/td>

06:39 299 19:41 316 24:44 144 13:11 79
6/25 Half 07:28 302 20:28 332 01:41 141 13:56 63
6/26 Half 08:11 305 21:09 344 02:29 137 14:37 51
6/27 Spring 08:49 310 21:46 352 03:10 132 15:14 42
6/28 Spring 09:25 313 22:21 355 03:47 129 15:49 38
6/29 Spring 09:59 316 22:55 355 03:47 129 15:49 38
6/30 Spring 10:33 316 23:28 354 04:55 125 16:55 40

 

2 thoughts on “Miyajima Tide Times

  • May 11, 2018 at 5:33 pm
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    Hello,
    Where can I find the tide tables for May ~ Jun 2018?

    Reply
    • May 16, 2018 at 6:54 am
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      Hi Teru
      The tide times for May and June have now been added. The rest of the year is coming soon!

      Reply

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