21 March 2018

#1560 Japan

Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社 Itsukushima-jinja) is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima), best known for its "floating" torii gate. It is in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. The shrine complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Japanese government has designated several buildings and possessions as National Treasures.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1996

Thank you, Sushant !

Sent on: March 13, 2018
Received on: March 20, 2018

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