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I·tsu·ku·shi·ma

 (ĭt′so͞o-ko͞o′shĭ-mə)
An island of southwest Japan in the Inland Sea southwest of Hiroshima. It is noted for its ancient Shinto shrine and scenic beauty.
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The following day we took a ferry to Miyajima island, home of the World Heritage Site Itsukushima Shrine, where its gateway (torii) looks as if it's rising out of the sea.
Covering an area of 30 square kilometres in Hiroshima Bay, Miyajima is best known as the home of the Itsukushima Shrine, a Shinto temple dedicated to the Princess daughters of the wind god Susanoo.
Misen for a glimpse of Hiroshima bay, then head back down to the island, stroll through Itsukushima Shrine and mingle with the wild deer cavorting amid Shinto monuments.
The western Japan city rose from the ashes after the 1945 US atomic bombing and faces the Seto Inland sea where the floating gate of Itsukushima Shrine is.
The Great Torri Gate is part of the Itsukushima Shrine, and is one of the most celebrated tourist attractions in Japan.
(110) Yukio Itsukushima et al., The Effect of Presentation Medium of Post-Event Information: Impact of Co-Witness Information, 20 APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOL.
It features more than 60 photos and diagrams showing the immediate effects of the bombing on the people and the city, the science behind the atomic bomb, the recovery and rebuilding of the city, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Itsukushima Shrine, which are both World Heritage Sites.
The photoA[degrees] graphs will display not only Hiroshima's experience of the world's first nuclear bombing, but the city's reconstruction, internaA[degrees]tional conventions and visits of world leaders and Hiroshima prefecture's popular tourist attractions including two world heritage sites, namely the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, known as Genbaku Dome in Japan, and the Itsukushima Shrine.
We make our way inside the Itsukushima Shrine, handing our 300 yen admission fee in silver coins to female priests adorned in white blouses and pink slacks.
The "O-Torii" serves as the entrance to Itsukushima Shrine, built in the second half of the sixth century and remodeled in 1168.
Fuji, Google has also recommended users taking a peek at other UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Japan such as Himeji Castle, the old village at Shirakawa-go, the floating Itsukushima shrine, the pine forests of Yakushima, the subtropical Ogasawara Islands, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.