Itsukushima Shrine

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Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Itsukushima Shrine
"Itsukushima Shrine" in kanji
Japanese name

Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社, Itsukushima-jinja) is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima). It is best known for its “floating” torii gate.[1] It is in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. The shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Itsukushima shrine is a popular Japanese tourist spot. It is most famous for its gate, called the torii in Japanese. The shrine is made up of two main buildings: the Honsha shrine and the Sessha Marodo-jinja. There are also 17 other buildings within the shrine. The Japanese government has selected 6 buildings and items as National Treasures. [2]

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  1. Frédéric, Louis (2005). Japan Encyclopedia. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5.
  2. Cali, Joseph (30 November 2012). Shinto shrines : a guide to the sacred sites of Japan's ancient religion. Dougill, John,, Ciotti, Geoff. Honolulu. ISBN 978-0-8248-3775-4. OCLC 875895346.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)