Itsukushima Shrine: Destination Of The Day (PHOTOS)

08/27/2010 12:33 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Japanese island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima, or Shrine Island), in the Inland Sea, remains one of the key holy places for Shintoism, the Japanese religion. The first shrines were probably built in the 6th century; the remaining shrines date from the 12th century.

The famous Torii Gate, named for the traditional entrance to a shrine, is one of the site's biggest attractions.

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Itsukushima Shrine