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Public-images-osm logo.svg building = shrine
Shinto shrine building.jpg
A building that was built as a shrine Show/edit corresponding data item.
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Group: Buildings
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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Status: in use

A building that was built as a  shrine. Used in conjunction with amenity=place_of_worship, religion=* and denomination=* where it is in current use.

Buildings tagged with building=shrine are at least large enough to hold a single standing person along with the contents of the shrine, though access might be restricted to just the operator. Many shrines can be much larger.

For gate-like structures(the 'torii' in the front right in the example photo on the right) that indicate sacred places, please do not tag as either barrier=gate or as building=shrine - they are neither. Instead, use man_made=iljumun, man_made=hongsalmun, man_made=faibang, or man_made=torii.

For very small buildings, consider using historic=wayside_shrine, especially if it is situated along a way or thoroughfare, and holds an object of worship (related objects), and is not able to have a person enter, because of it's small size.

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