In the timeless words of Confucius, ‘It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.’
And what better way to truly experience the magnificence of the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine than through a thrilling SUP tour?
This adventure allows travelers and pilgrims alike to get up close and personal with this iconic UNESCO World Heritage site in Miyajima.
With the guidance of a knowledgeable tour guide, participants can paddle across the serene sea, taking in the awe-inspiring beauty of the gate from a unique perspective.
The tour provides all necessary equipment and offers paddling instructions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
So gear up, embrace the spirit of adventure, and embark on a journey to see the Great Torii Gate like never before.
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Good To Know
- The SUP tour offers the opportunity to pass through the floating torii gate at the Itsukushima Shrine.
- Stand-up paddleboarding during the tour helps improve balance, strength, and cardiovascular fitness.
- The tour provides a unique perspective on the history and cultural significance of the Itsukushima Shrine, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Participants should expect the possibility of falling off the paddleboard, but wetsuits and equipment are provided, along with shower and changing room facilities.
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Pricing and Booking Information
The pricing and booking information for the SUP tour to see the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine up close can be found below.
The tour offers different group size options, ensuring a personalized experience for everyone. Prices vary depending on the size of the group, starting from SEK 1,120.11.
It’s important to note that the tour has a non-refundable cancellation policy, so make sure you’re committed before booking.
To check availability and secure your spot, you can easily make a booking online. Once booked, you’ll receive a confirmation within 48 hours, subject to availability.
The tour is suitable for participants aged 10 and over, and it’s important to be aware that the tour isn’t wheelchair accessible.
Overview of the Tour
During the 3-hour SUP tour to see the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine up close, you will have the opportunity to pass through the floating torii gate while following a guide across the gentle sea. This stand-up paddleboarding tour not only offers an adventurous experience but also provides numerous benefits.
Stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP, is a great way to enjoy the water while improving balance, strength, and cardiovascular fitness. As participants paddle towards the iconic torii gate, they’ll also be immersed in the historical significance of the Itsukushima Shrine. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the shrine has been a place of worship for centuries and is known for its unique architectural beauty.
This SUP tour not only allows visitors to witness the grandeur of the Great Torii Gate up close but also provides a unique perspective on the rich history and cultural significance of the Itsukushima Shrine.
What to Expect
Participants can expect a thrilling and immersive experience as they embark on the SUP tour to see the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine up close, continuing their journey alongside a knowledgeable guide.
Here’s what they can expect during the tour:
Falling off the paddleboard: As they navigate the gentle sea, participants may find themselves falling off the paddleboard and getting wet. But don’t worry, it’s all part of the adventure!
Wetsuit and equipment provided: To ensure comfort and safety, you will be provided with a wetsuit and all the necessary equipment for the tour. So there’s no need to worry about bringing your own gear.
Shower and changing room available: After the tour, participants can freshen up and change into dry clothes as shower and changing room facilities are available.
As part of the SUP tour to see the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine up close, travelers will find important additional information to help them plan their experience.
When preparing for the tour, it’s recommended to bring sandals and towels, as you may fall off the paddleboard and get wet. It’s also important to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting wet, as the tour involves crossing the gentle sea.
Plus, there are toilet facilities available for your convenience, and a shower and changing room are provided after the tour.
It’s worth noting that the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine may not be visible due to renovation. However, there are other tourist attractions nearby and the location is easily accessible by public transportation.
The tour duration for the SUP Tour to see the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine up close is approximately 3 hours. During this exciting adventure, participants can expect the following tour highlights:
- Stand-up paddleboard tour through the floating torii gate
- Small group setting for a more personalized experience
- Opportunity to explore the serene waters and breathtaking views of Miyajima
To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience, all necessary equipment, including wetsuits and paddling instruction, are provided. Participants should come prepared wearing clothes they don’t mind getting wet, as falling off the paddleboard and getting wet is a possibility.
After the tour, there are shower and changing room facilities available for convenience. The SUP Tour offers an adventurous and unique way to witness the beauty of the Great Torii Gate and Itsukushima Shrine.
Directions to the Meeting Point
To reach the meeting point for the SUP Tour to see the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine up close, visitors can easily navigate their way using the provided directions. The meeting point is conveniently located near public transportation options, making it accessible for travelers from various parts of the city. Plus, there are several tourist attractions nearby, allowing visitors to make the most of their time in the area. Here are the directions to the meeting point:
One important consideration for participants of the SUP Tour to see the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine up close is the minimum age requirement of 10 years old. Safety precautions should also be taken into account when embarking on this adventure. To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, participants are advised to follow these guidelines:
- Always wear a life jacket while on the paddleboard.
- Listen carefully to the paddling instructions provided by the guide.
- Be aware of your surroundings and avoid colliding with other paddleboarders.
The best time to visit the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine up close is during high tide, when the gate appears to be floating on the water. This creates a truly magical and awe-inspiring sight. It’s recommended to check the tide schedule before booking your SUP tour to ensure that you have the best chance of experiencing this breathtaking view.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are There Any Age Restrictions for the SUP Tour?
Age restrictions apply to the SUP tour, with participants needing to be at least 10 years old. However, there are no paddleboard restrictions, making it a thrilling and accessible adventure for most travelers.
Can I Bring My Own Paddleboard and Equipment?
No, participants cannot bring their own paddleboard and equipment. Rental options are available, providing all necessary equipment such as paddleboards, wetsuits, and paddling instructions for an adventurous and hassle-free SUP tour experience.
Is the Tour Suitable for Beginners or Do I Need Prior Experience?
The SUP tour is beginner friendly, making it suitable for those with no prior experience. Participants will receive paddling instruction and all necessary equipment, ensuring a fun and adventurous SUP tour experience.
Are There Any Weight Restrictions for Participants?
There are no weight restrictions for participants on the SUP tour. However, participants must meet the SUP tour requirements, which include being at least 10 years old and able to participate in a 3-hour tour.
What Happens if the Weather Conditions Are Not Suitable for the Tour?
If the weather conditions are not suitable for the tour, you will not receive a refund. However, alternative activities may be offered. It’s always best to check availability and confirm the tour within 48 hours of booking.
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The Sum Up
To sum it up, the SUP tour to see the Great Torii Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine up close offers an exhilarating and unique experience for travelers and pilgrims alike.
With expert guidance, participants can enjoy a three-hour adventure, paddling across the tranquil sea and getting an up-close view of this majestic UNESCO World Heritage site.
Although there may be ongoing renovation work affecting visibility, the tour provides all necessary equipment and facilities, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey.
Don’t miss this thrilling opportunity to explore the beauty of Miyajima!