Postcard Sunday: Japan

Sunday, August 23 2015 2:00 pm, GMT+1h Laura
Itsukushima Shrine, UNESCO World Heritage List #: 776

Itsukushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima), best known for its “floating” torii gate. It is in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. The shrine complex is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Japanese government has designated several buildings and possessions as National Treasures.

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Postcard Sunday: Japan

Sunday, June 28 2015 2:00 pm, GMT+1h Laura
Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, UNESCO World Heritage List #: 734

The Shirakawa-go and neighboring Gokayama regions line the Shogawa River Valley in the remote mountains that span from Gifu to Toyama Prefectures. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995, they are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old.

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