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Itsukushima shrine with torii trees, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima prefecture
Itsukushima Shrine (Itsukushima Jinja) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Hatsukaichi on the island of Itsukushima (aka Miyajima) in Hiroshima Prefecture.
The first shrine buildings were probably erected in the 6th century, but the present shrine has been in its present state since 1168.
The Japanese government designated several of its buildings and possessions as national treasures, and UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site.
SOURCE: Courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.
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