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 

 

December 2017

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
12/1 Spring 07:47 326 19:51 329 01:30 52 13:53 90
12/2 Spring 08:34 354 20:34 338 02:13 20 14:41 80
12/3 Spring 09:20 374 21:16 342 02:56 -5 15:25 76
12/4 Spring 10:05 385 21:58 341 03:38 -22 16:10 78
12/5 Half 10:50 386 22:41 335 04:21 -29 16:54 85
12/6 Half 11:36 379 23:26 324 05:05 -25 17:40 95
12/7 Half 12:23 366 05:49 -10 18:27 106
12/8 Half 0:12 307 13:12 348 06:36 13 19:19 116
1/9 Neap 1:04 287 14:04 328 07:26 44 20:18 124
12/10 Neap 2:04 265 15:03 309 08:23 77 21:28 126
12/11 Neap 3:21 250 16:10 294 09:32 106 22:48 117
12/12 Long 4:56 249 17:20 287 10:56 125 23:59 99
12/13 Transitional 6:18 265 18:21 287 12:15 130
12/14 Half 7:19 286 19:11 291 00:54 78 13:16 125
12/15 Half 8:06 307 19:53 296 01:40 57 14:05 119
12/16 Spring 8:47 323 20:30 300 02:19 40 14:46 113
12/17 Spring 9:23 334 21:04 304 02:54 28 15:23 108
12/18 Spring 9:58 341 21:37 306 03:27 19 15:57 106
12/19 Spring 10:30 343 22:09 307 03:59 14 16:29 105
1/20 Half 11:03 343 22:42 304 04:31 14 17:02 105
12/21 Half 11:35 340 23:16 299 05:03 17 17:36 106
12/22 Half 12:09 335 23:52 290 05:36 25 18:11 108
12/23 Half 12:44 328 06:11 36 18:50 112
12/24 Neap 00:31 278 13:22 318 06:49 52 19:34 115
12/25 Neap 01:16 264 14:06 306 07:31 71 20:26 117
12/26 Neap 02:12 252 14:58 294 08:23 93 21:29 114
12/27 Long 03:27 246 16:02 285 09:31 113 22:45 100
12/28 Transitional 05:00 255 17:14 284 11:00 124 23:55 75
12/29 Half 06:21 279 18:20 290 12:23 121
12/30 Half 07:24 309 19:17 301 00:55 45 13:29 110
12/31 Spring 08:19 337 20:09 310 01:48 15 14:24 99

 

January 2018

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
1/1 Spring 09:09 357 20:58 318 02:37 -11 15:14 89
1/2 Spring 09:57 371 21:45 323 03:24 -30 16:01 85
1/3 Spring 10:43 376 22:32 324 04:11 -39 16:46 82
1/4 Half 11:28 373 23:18 320 04:56 -38 17:31 81
1/5 Half 12:11 363 05:40 -25 18:15 83
1/6 Half 24:03 310 12:54 348 06:24 -3 19:00 88
1/7 Half 24:50 293 13:36 328 07:08 27 19:48 94
1/8 Neap 01:41 63 14:21 306 07:54 100 20:41 100
1/9 Neap 02:41 253 15:11 284 08:46 100 21:46 103
1/9 Neap 02:41 253 15:11 284 08:46 100 21:46 103
1/10 Neap 04:04 240 16:14 266 09:54 131 23:03 98
1/11 Long 05:39 244 17:25 256 11:26 148
1/12 Transitional 06:54 262 18:29 256 0:13 84 12:48 147
1/13 Half 07:50 282 19:22 62 01:09 66 13:48 138
1/14 Half 08:34 301 20:06 271 01:55 49 14:33 126
1/15 Spring 09:12 315 20:45 281 02:35 33 15:10 115
1/16 Spring 9:45 325 21:20 290 3:11 20 15:44 106
1/17 Spring 10:17 331 21:55 297 03:45 11 16:16 98
1/18 Spring 10:48 334 22:30 301 04:18 5 16:48 92
1/19 Half 11:19 336 23:05 302 04:51 4 17:20 87
1/20 Half 11:51 334 23:41 299 05:25 7 17:54 83
1/21 Half 12:24 330 05:59 16 18:30 82
1/22 Half 24:19 292 12:58 322 06:34 30 19:08 82
23 Neap 01:00 282 13:34 309 07:12 51 19:50 83
1/24 Neap 01:48 270 14:15 292 07:56 77 20:41 85
1/25 Neap 02:50 258 15:06 275 08:51 107 21:45 83
1/26 Long 04:15 254 16:15 261 10:12 132 23:06 72
1/27 Transitional 05:51 268 17:38 258 11:54 139
1/28 Half 07:09 293 18:52 268 24:24 50 13:15 129
1/29 Half 08:10 321 19:55 284 01:29 22 14:17 112
1/30 Spring 09:02 345 20:49 302 02:25 -6 15:07 93
1/31 Spring 09:48 361 21:38 318 03:16 -27 15:52 77

 

February 2018

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
2/1 Spring 10:31 368 22:24 328 4:02 -38 16:35 65
2/2 Spring 11:11 368 23:08 330 04:45 -39 17:15 57
2/3 Half 11:49 361 23:50 323 05:26 -27 17:54 54
2/4 Half 12:25 347 06:05 -5 18:33 56
2/5 Half 24:31 309 13:00 327 06:43 26 19:12 63
2/6 Half 01:14 288 13:34 304 7:21 62 19:53 74
2/7 Neap 02:02 265 14:10 278 08:01 101 20:39 87
2/8 Neap 03:05 244 14:53 253 08:51 137 21:44 98
2/9 Neap 04:45 235 16:02 232 10:21 163 23:15 99
2/10 Long 06:23 246 17:41 225 12:24 165
2/11 Transitional 07:31 266 18:57 233 24:35 86 13:37 149
2/12 Half 08:19 287 19:51 250 01:33 68 14:23 131
2/13 08:56 304 20:33 268 02:18 48 14:58</td > 113
2/14 Spring 09:28 317 21:09 285 02:56 31 15:29 98
2/15 Spring 09:58 327 21:44 300 03:30 16 15:59 84
2/16 Spring 10:27 334 22:19 311 04:03 6 16:29 72
2/17 Spring 10:57 339 22:53 317 04:36 1 17:00 61
2/18 Half 11:27 340 23:29 318 05:09 2 17:33 53
2/19 Half 11:58 336 05:43 11 18:06 49
2/20 Half 24:06 315 12:30 327 06:17 26 18:42 48
2/21 Half 24:45 306 13:03 312 06:54 50 19:19 51
2/22 Neap 01:30 292 13:38 292 07:34 80 20:03 59
2/23 Neap 02:25 276 14:21 268 08:24 114 21:00 68
2/24</td Neap 03:44 263 15:26 246 09:40 145 22:23 73
2/25 Long 05:29 266 17:06 237 11:39 154
2/26 Transitional 06:58 288 18:42 250 24:00 62 13:12 137
2/27 Half 08:01 315 19:50 275 1:17 37 14:11 110
2/28 Half 08:49 338 20:44 302 02:16 10 14:57 84

 

March 2018

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
3/1 Spring 09:32 354 21:31 324 03:05 -11 15:38 62
3/2 Spring 10:10 362 22:13 338 03:49 -22 16:16 45
3/3 Spring 10:46 361 22:53 342 04:29 -21 16:53 34
3/4 Spring 11:20 354 23:32 337 05:07 -8 17:28 30
3/5 Half 11:52 341 05:42 14 18:02 32
3/6 Half 24:09 324 12:22 323 06:16 42 18:36 41
3/7 Half 24:47 306 12:51 301 06:50 74 19:09 54
3/8 01:27 284 13:18 276 07:24 108 19:44 72
3/9 Neap 02:16 261 13:50 250 08:04 141 20:27 92
3/10 Neap 03:33 243 14:39 224 09:11 168 21:42 109
3/11 Neap 05:34 243 16:31 208 11:56 173 23:44 109
3/12 Long 06:57 259 18:31 217 13:18 154
13 Transitional 07:49 279 19:33 240 01:02 92 14:02 131
3/14 Half 08:27 298 20:16 266 01:53 71 14:34 108
3/15 Half 08:59 314 20:53 290 02:33 49 15:04</td > 87
3/16 Spring 09:28 327 21:27 311 03:08 31 15:33 68
3/17 Spring 09:58 336 22:02 327 03:42 19 16:03 51
3/18 Spring 10:28 342 22:38 338 04:15 12 16:35 36
3/19 Half 10:59 343 23:14 342 04:49 13 17:08 26
3/20 Half 11:31 338 23:52 340 05:24 23 17:41 20
3/21 Half 12:03 327 05:59 41 18:16 21
3/22 Half 24:32 331 12:35 310 06:37 66 18:54 29
3/23 Neap 01:16 315 13:10 288 70:18 97 19:36 44
3/24 Neap 02:10 295 13:53 261 08:10 130 20:31 64
3/25 Neap 03:27 277 15:02 237 09:31 156 21:56 80
3/26 5:13 276 16:59 229 11:38 157 23:44 77
3/27 Transitional 06:41 293 18:39 249 13:03 131
2/28 Half 07:41 316 19:44 281 01:04 57 13:56 100
3/29 Half 08:27 334 20:34 311 02:02 34 14:38 71
3/30 Spring 09:07 347 21:17 334 02:49 18 15:16 47
3/31 Spring 09:43 352 21:57 347 03:30 11 15:52 30

 

April 2018

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
4/1 Spring 10:17 351 22:35 351 04:08 15 16:27 20
4/2 Spring 10:49 344 23:12 347 04:44 27 17:00 17
4/3 Half 11:18 333 23:47 337 05:18 46 17:31 20
4/4 Half 11:46 317 05:50 69 18:02 30
4/5 Half 24:23 322 12:13 299 06:22 93 18:31 44
4/6 Half 24:59 304 12:40 277 06:56 119 19:03 63
4/7 Neap 01:41 284 13:12 253 07:35 144 19:40 85
4/8 Neap 02:38 265 13:56 229 08:32 166 20:33 108
4/9 Neap 04:16 254 15:23 209 10:54 174 22:17 123
4/10 Long 05:57 261 17:48 215 12:33 156
4/11 Transitional 07:00 277 19:02 240 24:11 115 13:22 131
4/12 Half 07:43 295 19:48 270 01:14 95 13:57 106
4/13 Half 08:18 312 20:27 299 01:59 74 14:29 80
4/14 Spring 08:51 326 21:04 325 02:38 55 15:01 56
4/15 Spring 09:23 337 21:41 345 03:15 42 15:33 34
4/16 Spring 09:56 342 22:19 358 03:51 36 16:07 17
4/17 Spring 10:30 343 22:58 364 04:27 38 16:42 5
4/18 Half 11:04 337 23:38 361 05:05 48 17:18 1
4/19 Half 11:38 325 05:43 66 17:55 5
4/20 24:20 351 12:14 308 06:24 89 18:35 18
4/21 Half 01:07 334 12:54 285 07:10 116 19:21 40
4/22 Neap 02:04 314 13:44 260 08:08 141 20:19 66
4/23 Neap 03:18 296 15:03 239 09:34 156 21:44 87
4/24 Neap 04:51 292 16:57 238 11:22 147 23:23 91
4/25 Long 06:11 301 18:28 261 12:37 121
4/26 Tansitional 07:10 315 19:30 291 0:42 80 13:29 91
4/27 Half 07:56 328 20:18 319 01:40 67 14:12 63
4/28 Half 08:36 336 21:01 339 02:27 57 14:50 41
4/29 Spring 09:12 338 21:40 351 3:08 55 15:26 26
4/30 Spring 09:45 337 22:17 355 03:46 59 16:00 18

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