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.