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Izumo Taisha Shrine

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195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

I arrived at 7:00am and there were maybe 5 other tourists there. I loved the chance to get pictures of the stunning architecture and surroundings without a bunch of strangers in my shots, and as the shrine opens at 6:30, I recommend an early morning...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Sarahuhuhu
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

As a Japanese, I love to visit shrines and temples, but I really felt Izumo Taisha has something special - as this is the shrine that all the gods gather in Oct, I could feel something very strong here. Even aside from that “feeling” I...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Many people come here to pray, especially brides and grooms ask for a blessing. The complex consists of several structures of which this is the prettiest.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

The shrine is located within a large park with several torii gates lining the walkway. I learned that the shrine is not just one building. I highly recommend seeing this treasure.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank nocmc
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Have just visited this stunning shrine at a time when most of Japan appears to be visiting....for religious not tourist reasons and it is simply an astonishing shrine to visit. There must have been tens of thousands of people and to my knowledge we were...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

The shrine is beautiful and very important shrine especially for Kamiarizuki. The main shrine is for Ōkuninushi who is the lord of the famous rabbit!! I spent about 1 hour with a local GoEn English guide - he is a retiree but he explained the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Being the oldest temple in Japan, naturally it will attract lots of tourists. However, fortunately it was raining when I visited so the place was not very crowded. We can easily spend 2 to 3 hrs strolling down the path, looking around, taking photos &...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank tinagargopal
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

11月は全国の神様が出雲大社に帰ってくるので、神在月と言われているそうです。社の雰囲気も荘厳で参道の景色もとても綺麗でした。 You can feel real Shintoism here.Beautiful shrine ‘s architecture and the ancient history.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I was really impressed by the beautiful Izumo Taisha shrine and I didn't expect to spend half a day to visit it. It's definitely a place to see if you are around Izumo. Great place for photographers too!

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank asianwanderlustblog
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We were told by locals to go early (like 6am). We get there around 7am. It is super lovely, tranquil, and magnificant in the early morning. Sunrise was beautiful. This place does feel sacred. We went back around lunch time and the atmosphere is totally...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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7 August 2017|
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Response from travelinglight2016 | Reviewed this property |
There are 3 windows, Omamori Dokoro, Kaguraden and Kitajima Kunizukurikan, are opened from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm. You can get 4 different stamps when visiting all windows.
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17 April 2017|
Response from rafiadbmb06 | Reviewed this property |
It takes 2-3 hour for visit the shrine and for the museum another 2 hour needed. I think in summer it can be but in winter it is hard to finish in one day.
20 October 2016|
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Response from mat_mak | Reviewed this property |
i spent 1.5hrs to walk around Izumo-tasha, then took 30mins for shopping in a town. a local train connected between izumo taisha sta to Matsue city and it took 1.5hrs. but trains operated only once every hour, so you should... More
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