Western Honshu

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  • 1. Izumo Taisha

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    The oldest of Japan's Shinto shrines, Izumo Taisha has been of tremendous cultural significance—second only to the great shrine at Ise Jingu...Read More

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  • 2. Itsukushima Jinja

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    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...Read More

  • 3. O-torii

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    Miyajima's sea gate stands nearly 50 feet tall at the entrance to the cove where the ancient Shinto shrine is. This, the 18th version, was built...Read More

  • 4. Taikodani Inari Shrine

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    This is one of the five most revered Inari shrines in Japan. Inari shrines are connected with the fox, a Shinto symbol of luck and cleverness...Read More

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