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Itsukushima: Floating Torii 厳島神社

Itsukushima Jinja is a World Heritage Site on Hiroshima prefecture's Miyajima island. The shrine and it's gate are regarded as one of Japan's great views because of its large torii which stands over 16 meters tall. The shrines dates back to the days of Taira Kiyomori and features the oldest noh stage in Japan. Another amazing feature of the shrine is that it was built over water. The appearance changes as the tide rises and falls.


Itsukushima Jinja. Miyajima, Hiroshima.

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Taken on October 23, 2007