First things first. The gate doesn't even float! I was so disappointed! I was so excited to see the "Floating gate" but it just rests on the ground under the water!
But its still looks really cool. I mean, it still looks like its floating. Sooooo cool enough for me!
At low tide you can walk out to the gate, the sea-floor is full of small coins people have thrown at the gate. Rather interesting.
The shrine itself is very beautiful too. Many deer also wander around the area, but are less friendly than their counterparts in Nara. I have seen many children get bitten when they try to pat them. Silly kids.
If you're in Hiroshima, you will want to come here. Its a nice counter balance to the heavy feelings of the war museum!
Itsukushima Shrine and the Seto Inland Sea – A gorgeous view of a shrine “floating” in the sea