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Izumo Taisha Shrine

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195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This is really nice place. Actually, Shimane prefecture is not popular···. However Izumo Taisya is very good place!! Not many people, time is slowly, and people is so kind!! Foreigner tourist should go here!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ittou
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The God here gives you good marriage partner. Many youngsters worship here for their better half. Sacred and peaceful, yet cheerful and colourful in a sense. The mountains behind the shrine looks sacred also. There are a lot of myths here. The photo is the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

I went in anticipation of the main shrine, but found myself much more interested in the older buildings and park surrounding it. The main building is interesting in design and the rope has an enormous presence, but I find older buildings and the beautiful nature...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Voodew
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Izumo Taisha is the most famous shrine which enshrines Japanese ancient god, Okuninushi. Some of the Japanese oldest myths are written about Izumo area, therefore, it is supposed that Izumo was the most prosper area in ancient Japan. In these days, Okuninushi is very popular...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 12 June 2017

Despite being one of the oldest shrines Izumo Taisha shrine is relatively quiet and un-spoilt and well worth a visit. You start by passing through a series of Torii and up a path, although only the gods are allowed to walk in the center. There...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

This place is sacred. We felt it as we made our way from the station to the main shrine. A tranquility settled on us, despite the busy-ness of the other tourists around us. We walked through an ancient forest of trees, following the concrete path....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

The origins of Izumo Taisha are explained by Japanese mythology. Besides the main building of the ancient architecture style, it is also interesting to see a pair of building with 19 doors that all gods in Japan gather here in November. There is a big...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank travelinglight2016
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Although quite a distance from our stay in Hiroshima, our relatives took us to the Izumo-taisha, said to be the oldest and most sacred of Shinto shrines in Japan. It was built before the year 950 and dedicated to Okuninushi, Shinto creator of Japan and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Normtf
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A shrine well known for relationships (colleagues, family, friendship etc) that has a long history. It is also the shrine that all gods will gather at for lunar calendar October.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank fionayyy
Reviewed 26 March 2017

One of the most important religious sites in Japan, Izumo Taisha is located in rural Shimane prefecture - well off the main tourist path. With beautiful grounds and the lovely town of Taisha to explore nearby, Izumo Taisha is a must visit for anyone visiting...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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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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