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Shintô shrine
神社 jinja  , miya  神 宮 jingû  大社 taisha  yashiro

The shrine is where the gods (kami) of Japan´s indigenous religion, Shintô, are worshipped. In ancient times, natural objects, such as trees, rocks and mountains were worshipped as they were believed to contain deities. Later, shrines were built to house the objects that were believed to contain the deities spirits' and believers of Shintô became to visit them to worship.

                               
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popular / important shrines
* UNESCO World Heritage


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Akama-jingû
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D 210 915
Atsuta-jingû


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Dazaifu-tenman-gû


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J 219 324
Fushimi-inari-jinja



J 257 159
Futarasan-Chûgûshi-jinja



J 257 159
Futarasan-jinja



D 258 085
Hakone-jinja



J 218 393
Heian-jingû
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J 228 285
Imahie-jingû


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J 227 089
Ise-daijingû

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D 260 610
* Itsukushima-jinja


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J 244 276
Izumo-taisha / Ôyashiro


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J 261 261
* Kamigamo-jinja



J 258 161
Kanda-myôjin
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J 260 245
* Kasuga-taisha


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J 252 436
Kitano-tenman-gû



D 294 331
Kotohira-gû



D 231 037
* Kumano-Hongû-taisha



D 204 585
Meiji-jingû



J 266 011
Mishima-taisha



D 260 456
Sakurayama-hachiman-gû



J 246 281
Sannô-Hie-jinja


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D 260 949
* Shimogamo-jinja



J 265 492
Shinagawa-jinja



D 272 385
Shizuoka-Sengen-jinja



J 258 049
Sumiyoshi-jinja



J 218 258
Sumiyoshi-taisha



D 270 474
Taikodani-inari-jinja



D 238 675
Tamura-jinja



J 212 298
* Tôshô-gû - Nikkô



J 223 243
Tôshô-gû - Tôkyô

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J 218 199
Tsurugaoka-Hachiman-gû


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J 260 172
* Ujigami-jinja


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J 211 342
Yasaka-jinja


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D 304 614
Yasukuni-jinja


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D 256 563
Zeniarai-Benten

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