Itsukushima – sacred shrine of Japanese Locals

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Itsukushima floating temple is well-known by its significent red and unique architecture. It has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
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Located in Miyajima island, Hiroshima prefecture, this temple is the important Shinto site of Japan tourism. The temple looms in spectacular view with in front of the a majectic Misen, the highest mountain in Miyajima, and among is a vast ocean
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At first, the temple was built to workship 3 sea gods : Ichikishima, Tagori, Tagitsu, who are believed to reign inside the temple. The construction was completed in 6th century (593) and destroyed many times. The present architecture has been lasting since 1168 up to now.

Itsukushima temple is one of the special religious architectures in the world. The complex composes of a prayer hall, a main hall and a noh theater stage which are connected by  boardwalk. The construction was completed without any metal materials. The overall color of temple is red with harmonious combination that makes it brillant and elegant.
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The temple raises its fame and attraction thank to the floating“O-torii” gate. It always seem to float in spite of the high tide and also is a symbol of Miyajima.

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Recognized as one of the World Heritage Site, along with Miyajima island,  it is one of the most attractive tourist site of Japan

Itsukushima – sacred shrine of Japanese Locals

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