Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Hiroshima prefecture in Chugoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Munakata Sanjyoshin ( three goddesses of Munakata, guardians of sea voyage ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Itsukushima Shrine
"厳島神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-1, Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima, Japan
"広島県廿日市市宮島町1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute ferry rude from Miyajimaguchi pier.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0829-44-2020

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Nihon Shoki

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.

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