Shinto shrine

Japanese shrine of the Shinto religion

A Shinto shrine is a sacred place or site where people worship in the Shinto religion. Many Shinto shrines have buildings, gates, and natural areas such as forests and rivers around them. The usual Japanese word for a Shinto shrine is jinja (神社).

Two women praying in front of a shrine
A torii is a gate that leads to a jinja. This one is in the sea near Itsukushima Shrine.
Etymology of Jinja from oracle bone characters

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