This is a list of well known Shinto shrines in Japan. Shrines with structures that are National Treasures of Japan are covered by the List of National Treasures of Japan (shrines). For Shinto shrines in other countries, scroll down to the See also section.
Shinto shrines from specific sects or new churches are not included in this list.
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