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Itsukushima Shrine(1)
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Itsukushima Shrine (Japanese:Itsukushima-jinja) is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima). 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.

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Uploaded: 10/01/2013
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