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Miyajima Tide Times 2022

Time your visit to Miyajima to maximum effect by checking our Miyajima tide timetables for when you can see the great shrine gate at both high and low tide.

Go straight to the Miyajima 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.

Please note that he great shrine gate is currently undergoing a major renovation project and will be undercover until at least the summer of 2020 the end of 2022.

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 2020 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 

 

October 2022

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
10/1 Half 24:11 330 13:07 339 06:35 50 19:04 151
10/2 Neap 24:42 306 14:05 317 07:15 87 19:58 184
10/3 Neap 01:21 278 15:35 299 08:10 91 21:38 207
10/4 Neap 02:31 250 17:32 305 09:45 110
10/5 Long 04:55 244 18:50 325 24:02 193 11:44 105
10/6 Transitional 16:38 271 19:41 347 01:08 160 13:02 82
10/7 Half 07:39 307 20:22 362 01:52 125 13:56 60
10/8 Half 08:26 339 20:57 371 02:30 94 14:41 47
10/9 Spring 09:08 362 21:30 373 03:06 68 15:20 45
10/10 Spring 09:46 375 22:01 369 03:40 49 15:56 53
10/11 Spring 10:23 377 22:30 360 04:12 37 16:30 69
10/12 Spring 10:59 371 22:57 347 04:44 33 17:03 91
10/13 Half 11:34 359 23:22 330 05:14 36 17:34 115
10/14 Half 12:10 343 23:47 311 05:43 46 18:05 140
10/15 Half 12:47 324 06:11 62 18:38 164
10/16 Half 24:12 289 13:30 304 06:42 82 19:17 187
10/17 Neap 24:41 264 24:33 284 07:19 106 20:22 206
10/18 Neap 01:23 239 16:30 277 08:15 131 23:39 202
10/19 Neap 03:05 218 18:00 287 10:20 145
10/20 Long 05:57 230 18:55 303 24:44 177 12:07 113
10/21 Transitional 07:00 261 19:33 320 01:20 149 13:05 112
10/22 Half 07:42 293 20:05 336 01:49 121 13:49 91
10/23 Half 08:19 323 20:36 348 02:18 93 14:26 75
10/24 Spring 08:55 349 21:06 356 02:48 66 15:02 65
10/25 Spring 09:31 368 21:37 359 03:19 43 15:38 63
10/26 Spring 10:08 379 22:09 356 03:51 24 16:14 71
10/27 Half 10:47 382 22:41 347 04:25 11 16:51 85
10/28 Half 11:28 376 23:14 333 05:00 8 17:29 106
10/29 Half 12:11 362 23:48 313 05:37 14 18:11 132
10/30 Half 13:01 342 06:17 30 18:58 158
10/31 Neap 24:27 289 14:03 320 07:03 54 20:03 180

 

November 2022

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
11/1 Neap 01:19 263 15:28 305 08:06 83 21:47 186
11/2 Neap 02:49 242 17:03 306 09:42 104 23:32 166
11/3 Long 04:57 246 18:14 317 11:23 105
11/4 Transitional 06:25 274 19:05 330 24:36 133 12:38 94
11/5 Half 07:23 307 19:47 339 01:22 99 13:33 83
11/6 Half 08:10 334 20:23 344 02:01 69 14:18 77
11/7 Spring 08:51 354 20:56 344 02:37 45 14:57 79
11/8 Spring 09:29 364 21:27 340 03:11 28 15:33 87
11/9 Spring 10:05 366 21:56 332 03:44 19 16:08 98
11/10 Spring 10:41 362 22:24 323 04:15 17 16:41 112
11/11 Half 11:16 353 22:51 311 04:45 22 17:13 126
11/12 Half 11:50 341 23:19 297 05:15 31 17:45 141
11/13 Half 12:27 327 23:49 279 05:45 46 18:21 155
11/14 Half 13:07 311 06:18 65 19:03 168
11/15 Neap 24:25 260 13:58 295 06:56 86 20:02 179
11/16 Neap 01:13 239 15:06 283 07:48 109 21:42 180
11/17 Neap 02:32 223 16:31 281 09:07 128 23:21 163
11/18 Long 04:41 226 17:41 288 10:49 132
11/19 Transitional 06:09 250 18:32 301 24:17 137 12:09 122
11/20 Half 07:04 283 19:13 314 24:58 106 13:05 108
11/21 Neap 07:48 315 19:51 324 01:35 74 13:51 95
11/22 Spring 08:29 343 20:27 331 02:10 43 14:33 87
11/23 Spring 09:10 364 21:03 334 02:47 17 15:14 86
11/24 Spring 09:52 376 21:39 333 03:24 -3 15:55 91
11/25 Spring 10:35 378 22:17 327 04:02 -15 16:36 102
11/26 Half 11:20 373 22:57 317 04:43 -16 17:20 115
11/27 Half 12:07 361 23:40 302 05:26 -8 18:07 130
11/28 Half 12:59 344 06:12 11 19:00 143
11/29 Half 24:29 283 13:56 326 07:04 36 20:02 151
11/30 Neap 01:30 263 15:02 311 08:04 65 21:18 150
                   

 

December 2022

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
12/1 Neap 02:50 249 16:13 302 09:18 91 22:40 135
12/2 Neap 04:29 249 17:22 300 10:42 108 23:50 110
12/3 Long 05:57 267 18:19 301 12:01 115
12/4 Transitional 07:02 291 19:06 304 24:05 82 13:04 114
12/5 Half 07:53 314 19:47 306 01:30 56 13:54 113
12/6 Half 08:36 332 20:23 306 02:09 36 14:38 113
12/7 Spring 09:16 343 20:57 305 02:46 21 15:17 115
12/8 Spring 09:53 347 21:29 303 03:21 13 15:53 118
12/9 Spring 10:29 346 22:00 300 03:54 11 16:27 122
12/10 Spring 11:04 342 22:32 295 04:26 14 17:01 126
12/11 Half 11:38 335 23:05 288 04:59 20 17:35 130
12/12 Half 12:13 327 23:40 278 05:32 30 18:11 134
12/13 Half 12:49 317 06:07 44 18:51 139
12/14 Half 24:19 265 13:29 307 06:45 60 19:37 142
12/15 Neap 01:05 250 14:15 296 07:29 80 20:33 143
12/16 Neap 02:04 237 15:08 286 08:23 100 21:40 136
12/17 Neap 03:25 232 16:11 280 09:32 118 22:53 120
12/18 Long 05:02 242 17:16 280 10:56 128 23:56 93
12/19 Transitional  06:19 268 18:13 285 12:15 127
12/20 Half 07:17 298 19:03 292 24:47 63 13:17 120
12/21 Half 08:07 326 19:49 299 01:34 32 14:09 113
12/22 Spring 08:55 348 20:34 306 02:19 5 14:57 108
12/23 Spring 09:42 363 21:19 311 03:04 -16 15:44 106
12/24 Spring 10:29 369 22:05 313 03:49 -29 16:30 106
12/25 Transitional 11:16 368 22:53 311 04:36 -33 17:16 107
12/26 Half 12:02 361 23:41 305 05:23 -26 18:03 108
12/27 Half 12:48 349 06:10 -11 18:51 109
12/28 Half 24:31 294 13:35 333 06:58 14 19:42 110
12/29 Neap 01:26 278 14:23 315 07:47 47 20:37 109
12/30 Neap 02:28 261 15:15 296 08:41 83 21:41 105
12/31 Neap 03:46 250 16:11 280 09:45 117 22:51  93

 

32 thoughts on “Miyajima Tide Times 2022

  • 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 πŸ™‚
      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

      Reply
      • 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 πŸ™‚

      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

    Reply
    • 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. πŸ™‚
        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

          Reply
  • 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 πŸ™‚

    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 πŸ™‚

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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?

    Reply
  • October 2, 2019 at 3:42 am
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    Hi, good page!
    Can I get tides for March 2020? πŸ™‚ 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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