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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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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