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 

 

August 2018

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
8/1 Half 24:08 358 12:07 325 06:15 108 18:20 66
8/2 Half 24:40 351 12:46 317 06:50 107 18:56 85
8/3 Neap 01:14 340 13:30 307 07:29 108 19:36 108
8/4 Neap 01:50 325 14:23 296 08:13 110 20:24 136
8/5 Neap 02:34 308 15:36 290 09:08 111 21:31 162
8/6 Long 03:33 292 17:08 296 10:20 107 23:08 176
8/7 Transitional 04:52 284 18:33 317 11:41 93
8/8 Half 06:13 289 19:39 343 04:40 170 12:54 69
8/9 Half 07:22 305 20:34 368 01:48 153 13:56 42
8/10 Spring 08:22 325 21:23 387 02:42 133 14:50 19
8/11 Spring 09:14 345 22:07 398 03:29 114 15:38 3
8/12 Spring 10:02 360 22:48 401 04:12 98 16:23 -2
8/13 Half 10:47 367 23:27 396 04:53 86 17:06 5
8/14 Half 11:31 365 05:33 79 17:46 25
8/15 Half 24:05 354 06:13 78 18:13 78 18:26 54
8/16 Half 24:41 367 12:58 336 06:52 84 19:05 90
8/17 Neap 01:16 344 13:46 314 07:33 94 19:47 128
8/18 Neap 01:53 318 14:47 292 08:19 108 20:37 165
8/19 Neap 02:35 291 16:17 280 09:18 122 22:00 194
8/20 Long 03:38 267 17:56 286 10:43 128
8/21 Transitional 05:16 257 19:08 303 24:01 198 12:09 122
8/22 Half 06:39/td>

263 19:59 322 01:20 183 13:13 106
8/23 Transitional 07:37 279 20:39 338 02:08 164 14:02 89
8/24 Spring 08:21 298 21:12 351 02:45 146 14:42 72
8/25 Spring 08:58 316 21:42 359 03:16 130 15:17 59
8/26 Spring 09:32 330 22:11 365 03:45 116 15:49 51
8/27 Spring 10:05 342 22:40 368 04:14 104 16:21 47
8/28 Half 10:39 348 23:09 369 04:44 94 16:53 48
8/29 Half 11:13 350 23:39 365 05:15 86 17:25 55
8/30 Half 11:49 347 05:47 81 17:58 69
8/31 Half 24:09 357 12:27 340 06:21 80 18:33 90

 

September 2018

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
9/1 Spring 09:09 357 20:58 318 02:37 15:14 89
9/2 Spring 09:57 371 21:45 323 03:24 16:01 85
9/3 Spring 10:43 376 22:32 324 04:11 16:46 82
9/4 Half 11:28 373 23:18 320 04:56 17:31 81
9/5 Half 12:11 363 05:40 18:15 83
8/6 Half 24:03 310 12:54 348 06:24 19:00 88
9/7 Half 24:50 293 13:36 328 07:08 27 19:48 9/8 Neap 01:41 273 14:21 306 07:54 63 20:41 100
9/9 Half 02:41 253 15:11 284 08:46 100 21:46 103
9/10 Neap 04:04 240 16:14 266 09:54 131 23:03 98
9/11 Long 05:39 244 18:29 256 24:13 84 12:48 147
9/12 Transitional 06:54 262 18:29 256 24:13 84 12:48 147
9/13 Half 07:50 282 19:22 262 01:09 66 13:48 138
9/14 Half 08:34 301 271 01:55 49 14:33 126
9/15 Spring 09:12 315 20:45 281 02:35 33 15:10 115
9/16 Spring 09:45 325 21:20 290 03:11 20 15:54 106
9/17 Spring 10:17 331 21:55 297 03:45 11 16:16 98
9/18 Spring 10:48 334 22:30 301 04:18 5 16:48 92
9/19 Half 11:19 336 23:05 302 04:51 4 17:20 87
9/20 Half 11:51 334 23:41 299 05:25 7 17:54 83
9/21 Half 12:24 330 05:59 16 18:30 82
9/22 Half 24:19td>

292 12:58 322 06:34 30 19:08 82
9/23 Neap 01:00 282 13:34 309 07:12 51 19:50 83
9/24 Neap 01:48 270 14:15 292 07:56 77 20:41 85
9/25 Neap 02:50 258 15:06 275 08:51 107 21:45 83
9/26 Long 04:15 254 16:15 261 10:12 132 23:06 72
9/27 Transitional 05:51 268 17:38 258 11:54 139
9/28 Half 07:09 293 18:53 268 24:24 50 13:15 129
9/29 Half 08:10 321 19:55 284 01:29 22 14:17 112
9/30 Spring 09:02 345 20:49 302 02:25 15:07 93
9/31 Spring 09:48 361 21:38 318 -27 115:52 77

 

October 2018

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
10/1 Neap 24:44 316 13:42 327 07:09 19:42 155
10/2 Neap 01:24 292 14:50 309 07:59 20:52 181
10/3 Neap 268 16:28 303 09:12 22:51 187
10/4 Long 04:09 255 18:03 317 10:58 10/5 Transitional 207 19:09 339 24:28 12:28 90
10/6 Half 07:13 302 19:58 360 01:26 13:31 66
10/7 Half 08:07 334 20:40 374 02:11 98 14:22 10/8 Spring 09:35 377 21:53 379 03:29 49 15:46 39
10/9 Spring 10:15 383 22:27 372 04:05 36 16:23 51
10/10 Spring 10:15 383 22:27 372 04:05 36 16:23 51
10/11 Half 10:53 379 22:59 360 04:40 31 17:00 70
10/12 Half 11:31 368 23:29 343 05:13 35 17:34 94
10/13 Half 12:09 352 23:57 322 05:46 45 18:09 119
10/14 Half 332 06:17 61 18:44 145
10/15 Neap 24:25 299 13:31 311 06:50 82 19:25 170
10/16 Neap 24:57 274 14:29 291 07:27 105 20:27 190
10/17 Neap 01:42 249 16:07 280 08:20 130 20:50 194
10/18 Long 03:13 228 17:41 286 10:08 145
10/19 Transitional 05:41 235 18:42 300 24:19 174 11:56 10/20 Half 06:51 260 19:26 316 01:08 148 24:59 121
10/21 Half 289 20:10 331 01:43 122 13:44 101
10/22 Spring 08:14 317 20:32 343 02:14 96 14:22 84
10/23 Spring 08:49 340 21:03 352 02:44 73 14:57 72
10/24 Spring 09:24 359 21:34 357 03:15 52 15:31 66
10/25 Spring 10:00 371 22:07 357 03:47 35 16:07 66
10/26 Half 10:37 377 22:39 352 04:20 23 16:43 74
10/27 Half 11:16 375 23:13 341 04:55 18 88
10/28 Half 11:56 367 23:48 325 05:31 21 17:59 107
10/29 Half 12:41 352 06:10 31 18:43 130
10/30 Neap 24:26 304 13:33 333 06:53 19:36 153
10/31 Neap 01:12 208 14:40 315 73 20:51 169

 

November 2018

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
11/1 Neap 02:20 258 16:07 307 09:00 22:36 165
11/2 Long 04:08 250 17:33 313 10:38 11/3 Transitional 268 18:38 327 24:02 12:05 98
11/4 Half 07:00 299 19:28 340 01:00 13:10 11/5 Half 329 20:10 350 01:46 14:01 72
11/6 Spring 08:38 353 20:48 353 02:26 14:45 67
10/7 Half 09:19 367 21:23 352 03:04 29 15:25 11/8 Spring 09:58 373 21:56 346 03:40 18 16:03 78
11/9 Spring 10:36 370 22:28 336 04:14 15 16:39 91
11/10 Half 11:12 362 22:58 324 04:47 19 17:13 106
11/11 Half 11:49 350 23:27 309 05:19 29 17:48 122
11/12 Half 12:25 335 23:58 291 05:50 44 18:24 138
11/13 Half 13:04 318 06:22 62 19:04 153
11/14 Neap 270 301 06:57 84 19:56 166
11/15 Neap 01:18 249 14:51 286 07:43 108 21:19 172
11/16 Neap 02:26/td>

230 16:14 280 08:51 129 23:02 161
11/17 Long 04:25 226 17:32 284 10:33 139
11/18 Half 06:01 246 18:28 295 24:09 139 131
11/19 Half 06:59 274 19:11 309 24:55 111 13:00 10/20 Half 07:43 304 19:49 321 01:32 82 13:46 101
11/21 Half 331 20:25 331 02:08 54 14:27 88
11/22 Spring 09:02 353 21:01 337 02:43 29 15:07 81
11/23 Spring 09:41 368 21:38 339 03:20 9 15:46 80
11/24 Spring 10:22 376 22:15 336 03:57 16:26 84
11/25 Spring 11:04 376 22:54 328 04:36 17:07 93
11/26 Half 11:48 369 23:34 316 05:16 17:51 106
11/27 Half 12:35 356 05:59 6 120
11/28 Half 24:19 298 13:26 339 06:46 27 19:33 133
11/29 Neap 278 14:25 322 07:40 53 20:39 140
11/30 Neap 02:19 260 15:34 309 08:45 22:01 135

 

December 2018

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
12/1 Neap 03:50 251 16:49 303 10:07 23:32 116
12/2 Long 05:27 262 17:57 305 11:32 12/3 Transitional 286 18:52 311 24:07 12:43 106
12/4 Half 07:37 312 19:38 316 01:18 13:39 12/5 Half 332 20:19 319 02:01 14:26 97
12/6 Spring 09:06 346 20:56 319 02:41 15:08 97
12/7 Spring 09:45 353 21:31 317 03:18 11 15:47 12/8 Spring 10:23 354 22:04 314 03:54 8 16:23 103
12/9 Half 10:58 350 22:36 308 04:27 10 16:58 108
12/10 Half 11:33 343 23:08 299 05:00 16 17:32 114
12/11 Half 12:07 334 23:42 288 05:31 27 18:07 120
12/12 Half 12:42 323 06:04 41 18:45 127
12/13 Neap 274 13:20 311 06:39 59 19:28 133
12/14 Neap 257 297 07:19 80 20:20 138
12/15 Neap 01:54 241 14:55 284 08:08 102 21:27 137
12/16 Long 03:09 231 16:01 276 09:14 122 22:46 126
12/17 Transitional 04:48 235 17:12 276 10:42 133 106
12/18 Half 06:10 257 18:13 282 130
12/19 Half 07:08 286 19:03 293 24:45 75 13:08 11/20 Spring 07:57 315 19:49 303 01:31 45 14:00 107
12/21 Spring 339 20:32 313 02:14 17 14:46 97
12/22 Spring 09:27 357 21:15 320 02:57 15:30 91
12/23 Spring 10:11 368 21:59 323 03:40 16:14 88
12/24 Half 10:56 372 22:43 322 04:24 16:58 88
12/25 Spring 11:40 369 23:29 316 05:08 14:44 90
12/26 Half 12:26 360 05:53 18:30 94
12/27 Half 305 13:12 345 06:39 4 99
12/28 Neap 01:07 289 14:00 327 07:28 33 20:14 103
12/29 Neap 270 14:54 307 08:22 67 21:17 104
12/30 Neap 03:20 255 15:56 289 09:27 22:32 98
12/31 Long 04:53 252 17:06 279 10:49 23:47 82

 

4 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
  • 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

      Reply

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