Miyajima Tide Times 2019

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 timetables.

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 2019 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 2019

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
12/1 Half 12:47 330 06:05 35 18:47 138
12/2 Half 24:15 277 13:30 313 06:42 58 19:35 149
12/3 Neap 01:52 238 15:19 283 08:15 109 12:55 153
12/4 Neap 01:52 238 15:19 283 08:15 109 21:55 153
12/5 Neap 03:18 225 16:31 276 09:28 130 23:15 139
12/6 Long 05:08 230 17:38 277 11:03 139
12/7 Transitional 06:24 252 18:30 284 24:14 116 12:19 135
12/8 Half 07:16 278 19:12 292 24:59 91 13:14 125
12/9 Half 07:58 304 19:50 300 01:35 66 13:58 115
12/10 Spring 08:36 325 20:25 308 02:12 42 14:37 106
12/11 Spring 09:14 342 21:01 313 02:47 22 15:15 101
12/12 Spring 09:51 353 21:37 315 03:22 6 15:53 99
12/13 Spring 10:30 358 22:15 314 04:00 -4 16:32 100
12/14 Half 11:11 359 22:54 310 04:38 -8 17:12 104
12/15 Half 11:53 355 23:35 301 05:19 -5 17:55 109
12/16 Half 12:38 346 06:01 5 18:42 115
12/17 Half 24:21 290 13:26 334 06:48 22 19:34 120
12/18 Neap 01:14 275 14:18 320 07:39 46 20:33 122
12/19 Neap 02:18 261 15:18 307 08:39 72 21:44 116
12/20 Neap 03:41 254 16:27 298 09:53 96 23:02 99
12/21 Long 24:21 290 13:26 334 06:48 22 19:34 120
12/22 Transitional 06:33 286 18:35 297 24:10 74 12:34 113
12/23 Half 07:34 311 19:27 302 01:06 47 13:36 109
12/24 Half 08:26 332 20:13 305 01:55 23 14:28 105
12/25 Spring 09:12 346 20:56 308 02:40 5 15:14 102
12/26 Spring 09:55 353 21:36 308 04:40 -5 1 50
12/27 Spring 10:35 353 22:14 306 04:02 46 15:02 43
12/28 Half 11:14 349 22:50 301 04:40 -4 17:14 105
12/29 Half 11:50 341 23:26 294 05:16 5 17:50 108
12/30 Half 12:25 331 23:53 283 05:50 19 18:27 111
12/31 Half 13:00 317 06:24 38 19:05 117

 

January 2020

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
1/1 Neap 24:40 268 13:35 304 06:59 59 19:46 121
1/2 Neap 01:24 251 14:15 287 07:38 84 20:37 125
1/3 Neap 02:20 236 15:02 273 08:25 110 21:39 122
1/4 Long 03:39 228 16:03 261 09:31 134 22:53 112
1/5 Transitional 05:20 235 17:13 256 11:03 148 23:59 93
1/6 Half 06:35 257 18:15 258 12:27 146
1/7 Half 07:30 283 19:07 266 24:51 69 13:28 136
1/8 Spring 08:16 283 19:53 277 01:37 43 14:16 125
1/9 Spring 08:59 328 20:37 288 02:21 19 15:00 114
1/10 Spring 09:41 344 21:20 298 03:04 -1 15:42 104
1/11 Spring 10:22 354 22:04 307 03:47 -17 16:24 97
1/12 Half 11:04 360 22:48 312 04:30 -26 17:05 90
1/13 Half 11:45 360 23:33 312 05:13 -27 17:48 85
1/14 Half 12:26 354 05:56 -19 18:31 82
1/15 Half 24:19 306 13:07 343 06:40 0 19:16 81
1/16 Neap 01:08 294 13:50 326 07:25 29 20:04 82
1/17 Neap 02:03 278 14:37 305 08:14 65 21:01 83
1/18 Neap 03:12 262 15:31 283 09:14 103 22:10 81
1/19 Long 04:43 257 18:38 266 10:35 134 23:28 71
1/20 Transitional 06:15 268 17:53 258 12:11 146
1/21 Half 07:28 289 18:59 260 24:39 54 13:27 141
1/22 Half 08:24 310 19:56 268 01:38 35 14:25 130
1/23 Spring 09:10 325 20:44 278 02:29 18 15:11 117
1/24 Spring 09:50 334 21:27 288 03:13 6 15:50 107
1/25 Spring 10:26 338 22:05 295 03:53 -1 16:26 99
1/26 Spring 11:00 338 22:05 295 04:30 -2 17:00 93
1/27 Half 11:31 335 23:14 299 05:03 2 17:32 88
1/28 Half 12:00 330 23:47 294 05:34 11 18:03 85
1/29 Half 12:28 322 06:05 25 18:34 85
1/30 Half 24:22 285 12:56 311 06:35 44 19:06 86
1/31 Neap 24:59 273 13:25 296 07:07 68 19:42 89

 

32 thoughts on “Miyajima Tide Times 2019

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

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    • 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
  • December 5, 2018 at 12:52 am
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    Hi,

    Would you be able to add the tide tables for April 2019?

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    • December 7, 2018 at 6:12 pm
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      Hi Sandy
      Thanks for visiting 🙂
      They are coming, but it will take a little time to dig out the tide times and get them all on this page. Are there are any particular dates we can check for you?
      Paul

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      • December 13, 2018 at 12:56 pm
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        Hi,

        I am looking for the dates April 18 &19 2019

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        • December 16, 2018 at 10:11 am
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          Hi Sandy, approximate times are

          4/18 (spring tide)
          High Tide: Around 8am & 8pm
          Low tide: Around 2pm

          4/19 (spring tide)
          High Tide: Around 9am & 9pm
          Low tide: Around 3pm

          Hope this helps.

          Reply
  • December 9, 2018 at 9:59 pm
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    Hi
    I am after the tides on 24th of Feb 2019. Can you please check for me?

    Thank you
    Francis

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    • December 16, 2018 at 10:17 am
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      Hi Francis

      It will be a Middle Tide on 2/24 and approximate times will be

      High tide: About 12pm
      Low tide: About 6am and 6pm (sun goes down at about 6pm)

      I hope this helps with your planning 🙂

      Reply
  • December 10, 2018 at 12:17 pm
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    Hi,

    We’re planning to visit on January 21, 2018. Would you be able to provide the tide times for that day?

    Thank you,

    Bern

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    • December 16, 2018 at 10:14 am
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      Hi Bern

      Approximate times for 1/21 (spring tide) area

      High Tide: Around 10am & 9pm
      Low tide: Around 3pm

      I hope this helps!

      Reply
  • December 16, 2018 at 1:50 pm
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    What are the times for tides on April 29 – 30 2019?

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    • January 3, 2019 at 7:06 am
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      Hi Cindy

      On April 29, high tides are at 06:15 and 18:29 and low tide is at 12:46.

      On April 30, high tides are at 07:07 and 19:23 and low tides are at 24:37 and 13:27.

      Good luck with the rest of your planning.

      Reply
  • December 17, 2018 at 11:35 pm
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    Hi there,

    We’re planning to visit on 15th April 2019. Would you be able to provide the tide times for that day?

    Thank you,

    Fenny Valensia

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    • January 3, 2019 at 7:07 am
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      Hi Fenny

      On April 15, high tides are at 06:33 and 18:39 and low tide is at 12:57.

      Reply
  • January 4, 2019 at 9:09 am
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    Hello,
    We will be in Hiroshima on April 9 and 10,2019.
    As you can imagine we are very interested in knowing the High/Low Tide details for those dates so that we can plan accordingly.

    Thank you in advance!

    Reply
    • January 4, 2019 at 9:16 am
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      Hi Pina

      The times have been added to the post above.

      Hope this helps with your planning.

      Paul
      GetHiroshima

      Reply
      • January 6, 2019 at 5:10 am
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        Hi Paul,
        Thank you so much … can you tell me what ‘the Half’ Tide Type means.
        And why for some dates (for example April 9) there is only 1 high tide.
        Needless to say I want to make sure I time my visit just right. 🙂
        Thank you … again! … Pina

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        • January 6, 2019 at 1:13 pm
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          Hi again
          Half tide (or middle tide) is half way between the spring tides (when the range between high and low tide is the greatest) and neap tides (when the range between high and low tide is the least).

          The reason for the blank tides is, as you’ll see if you look at April 9 & 10, is that the high or low tide is after midnight, so falls on the following day.

          I hope this clarifies things,

          Paul
          GetHiroshima

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  • February 1, 2019 at 10:40 pm
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    Hello.
    I will be there on 23rd May 2019. Im not sure if im reading this guide correctly but can you please confirm if im right.
    Low tide will begin 6.19am through till 11.53am. High tide will begin 11.53am until 6.17pm when low tide will begin again through till 20mins past midnight.
    Is this correct?

    Thank you

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    • February 1, 2019 at 10:52 pm
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      Hi Dom
      24:20 340 11:53 292 06:19 132 18:17
      Apologies for the confusion.

      The tide will be at its lowest at 06:19 and 18:17
      The tide will be at its highest at 11:53

      So the water will gradually get lower through the night until 06:19 when it will be at its lowest.

      It will then gradually rise until it reaches its highest point at 11:53, after which it will start to go down until at its lowest again at 18:17.
      It will gradually rise to another high tide at 1am the next morning.

      I hope this makes things clearer and helps with your planning.

      Paul
      GetHiroshima

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      • February 2, 2019 at 4:45 pm
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        Yes it did thank you Paul.
        My plan is to see the torri gate at both low and high tide, so what time do u suggest i get there? Im thinking maybe 2pm?

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  • February 5, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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    Thanks Paul 🙂

    Just another quick question.
    If i want to see both low and high tides, what time do you reccomend i get there on that day?

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    • February 11, 2019 at 10:04 am
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      Hi Dom

      Apologies for the delayed reply. To be honest, there is more than enough to do on Miyajima to fill the 6 hours between high and low tide, so I would recommend getting there for when the water is at its highest and planning to spend the rest of the afternoon on the island.

      Reply
  • February 11, 2019 at 9:56 pm
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    Ok great thank you so much for your advice 🙂

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  • March 27, 2019 at 12:43 pm
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    Hello,
    I have plan to stay at osaka at 4/11 – 4/15
    I plan to be there on 4/13.
    The lowest tide at that morning is 09:43AM at 164 level.
    Can i walk down to the Great Torii at that level ?

    Thank you,
    Weerachai

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    • April 7, 2019 at 3:49 pm
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      Hello Weerachai

      Sorry for the delayed reply. It’s usually recommended that you don’t walk out to the torii gate unless the water is at a level of 100cm or less. You could get a little wet at 164!

      I’m sure you will have a wonderful visit anyway and you be one of the last people to see the torii gate before a 2-year maintenance project starts in June.

      Reply
  • April 26, 2019 at 11:08 am
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    Is there a date in June the maintenance commences. I will be there on the 19th June ?

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  • May 14, 2019 at 3:01 am
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    We plan to visit mid December this yr. Is it true that the tori gate will be under maintenance? Will the beach still be open for people to dig for clams?

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  • October 2, 2019 at 3:42 am
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    Hi, good page!
    Can I get tides for March 2020? 🙂 Thank!

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    • October 2, 2019 at 10:01 am
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      Hi Tom
      We’ll add the tide times for 2020 when we get them, so please watch this space!

      Reply

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