Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

Itsukushima Shinto Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine (Japanese: 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.

Outline
Itsukushima Shrine (Japanese: 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.

Recommended world heritage video

  1. Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

    Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi

  2. Rohtas Fort

    Rohtas Fort

  3. Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area

    Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area

  1. Samarra Archaeological City

    Samarra Archaeological City

  2. My Son Sanctuary

    My Son Sanctuary

  3. State Historical and Cultural Park “Ancient Merv”

    State Historical and Cultural Park “Ancient Merv”

  1. Ryōan-ji

    Ryōan-ji

  2. Gonbad-e Qābus

    Gonbad-e Qābus

  3. Old City of Acre

    Old City of Acre

  1. Old Town of Lijiang

    Old Town of Lijiang

  2. Masada

    Masada

  3. Persepolis

    Persepolis

  1. Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang

    Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang

  2. Mountain Railways of India

    Mountain Railways of India

  3. Chitwan National Park

    Chitwan National Park

  1. Sites of Japan Meiji Industrial Revolution

    Sites of Japan Meiji Industrial Revolution

  2. Ajanta Caves

    Ajanta Caves

  3. Fujian Tulou

    Fujian Tulou

  1. Lorentz National Park

    Lorentz National Park

  2. Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites

    Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites

  3. Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol

    Buddhist Ruins of Takht-i-Bahi and Neighbouring City Remains at Sahr-i-Bahlol

  1. Goa

    Goa

  2. Rinnō-ji

    Rinnō-ji

  3. The Historic Centre of Macao

    The Historic Centre of Macao

  1. Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta

    Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta

  2. Petra

    Petra

  3. Yakushima

    Yakushima

  1. Borobudur Temple Compounds

    Borobudur Temple Compounds

  2. Petroglyphic Complexes of the Mongolian Altai

    Petroglyphic Complexes of the Mongolian Altai

  3. Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore

    Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore

  1. Ancient City of Ping Yao

    Ancient City of Ping Yao

  2. Wadi Rum Protected Area

    Wadi Rum Protected Area

  3. Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor

    Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor

  1. Agra Fort

    Agra Fort

  2. Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca

    Melaka and George Town, historic cities of the Straits of Malacca

  3. Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration

    Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration

  1. Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu

    Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu

  2. Leshan Giant Buddha

    Leshan Giant Buddha

  3. Longmen Grottoes

    Longmen Grottoes

facebook comments
Comment
To the Top