A shrine used for the Japanese Shinto religion. This emoji generally displays the torii, which is the gate to the Shinto Shrine. The torii is generally a red colored structure, with a curved roof section above two posts.
This icon is used on maps in Japan to represent the location of a Shinto Shrine, similar to how the hot springs emoji is the icon used on Japanese maps to show the location of an onsen.
📅 Shinto Shrine was approved as part of Unicode 5.2 in 2009
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.