The most recognizable and famous feature of the Itsukushima shrine complex, the torii gate is 15 meters high, made of wear-resistant camphor wood.
The torii appear to be hovering only at low tide. When the tide is low, it is only accessible on foot from the island. At night, strong lights on the shore illuminate the torii. Although the gate has been in place since 1168, the current gate only dates to 1875.