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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.>

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 

 

January 2023

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
1/18 Half 06:53 281 18:16 253 12:52 150
1/19 Half 07:56 308 19:22 263 01:01 37 14:00 138
1/20 Spring 08:51 333 20:21 279 02:01 10 14:54 122
1/21 Spring 09:40 352 21:15 297 02:55 -15 15:52 106
1/22 Spring 10:25 363 22:05 312 03:46 -33 16:26 91
1/23 Spring 11:07 367 22:52 321 04:32 -42 17:08 79
1/24 Half 11:47 365 23:37 322 05:16 -39 17:49 70
1/25 Half 12:25 355 05:58 -22 18:30 64
1/26 Half 24:22 314 13:01 339 06:39 7 19:11 63
1/27 Spring 01:08 297 13:37 318 07:18 45 19:54 67
1/28 Neap 01:59 275 14:13 293 07:59 88 20:41 75
1/29 Neap 3:02 254 14:53 266 08:47 131 21:41 83
1/30 Neap 04:35 243 15:49 242 10:03 167 23:02 86
1/31 Transitional 06:18 250 17:18 227 12:11 178

 

February 2023

Date Tide type High tide Low tide
Time Level Time Level Time Level Time Level
2/1 Transitional 07:34 269 18:42 227 24:23 78 13:41 166
2/2 Half 08:26 288 19:45 239 01:27 64 14:33 148
2/3 Half 09:05 304 20:32 255 02:18 47 15:09 131
2/4 Spring 10:08 314 21:11 272 03:00 32 15:40 116
2/5 Spring 10:08 322 21:45 286 03:36 19 16:08 104
2/6 Spring 10:36 326 22:18 297 04:08 10 16:36 93
2/7 Spring 11:03 330 22:50 304 04:39 6 17:04 84
2/8 Half 11:30 332 23:24 306 05:09 8 17:33 75
2/9 Half 11:57 330 23:58 303 05:40 15 18:04 68
2/10 Half 12:25 325 06:11 30 18:35 163
2/11 Half 24:34 296 12:53 314 06:44 51 19:09 62
2/12 Neap 01:14 271 13:22 297 07:19 80 19:46 64
2/13 Neap 02:03 271 13:54 275 08:00 113 20:30 69
2/14 Neap 03:10 257 14:37 252 08:57 148 21:34 75
2/15 Long 04:54 255 15:54 231 10:43 173 23:10 71
2/16 Transitional 06:39 273 17:46 229 12:50 166
2/17 Half 07:52 302 19:16 248 24:45 51 14:01 142
2/18 Half 08:45 329 20:21 278 01:56 21 14:50 114
2/19 Spring 09:28 350 21:13 307 02:51 -9 15:31 88
2/20 Spring 10:08 363 21:59 330 03:38 -29 16:10 65
2/21 Spring 10:45 368 22:42 342 04:20 -37 16:48 47
2/22 Half 11:19 365 23:23 343 05:00 -29 17:24 35
2/23 Half 11:52 354 05:37 -8 18:00 29
2/24 Half 24:04 333 12:23 337 06:13 25 18:36 32
2/25 Half 24:45 315 12:52 315 06:47 64 19:11 42
2/26 Neap 01:28 291 13:18 288 07:22 106 19:48 58
2/27 Neap 02:20 265 13:44 259 08:00 146 20:31 79
2/28 Neap 03:41 245 14:17 229 08:56 181 21:42 99
                   
                   
                   

 

 

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 🙂
      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!

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    • 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

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      • 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?

    Reply
  • 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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