World Heritage Coin Sets 8. Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine is located in the Seto Inland Sea, Hiroshima Prefecture. This World Cultural Heritage Site comprises many buildings belonging to Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, together with the sea in which they stand, their background forest and Mt.Misen in Miyajima Island. Standing in the sea, Itsukushima Shinto Shrine is widely known for its unique construction and sublime appearance, displaying the artistic beauty of the Shinden style of architecture at the pinnacle of its glory. First built in the late 6th Century, the Shrine was remodeled into its present beautiful structures by order of Taira-no-Kiyomori (then governor) in 1168.