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Miyajima Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This shrine was founded in AD 593 and dedicated to the three daughters of Susano-o-no-Mikoto, the Shinto god of the moon—also of the oceans, moon-tugged as they are. It has been continually repaired and rebuilt, and the present structure is a 16th-century copy of 12th-century buildings. The orange woodwork next to the glaring white walls is surprisingly attractive, especially when complemented by a blue sky and sea. The deck has the best frontal views of the torii.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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1-1 Miyajima-cho
Miyajima, Hiroshima-ken  739-0588, Japan


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