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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 July 2016 via mobile

Historical ancient place great place for relaxing of mind 5stars definitely.Many restaurants nearby,even Starbucks,very tasty selection of original ice creams

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

It is an important shrine in Japanese religious. All Japanese god gathered here in October on lunar calendar every year. You will see accommodations for other gods, only opens in October. On the other hand, Japanese people tend to come to this shrine to pray...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank skchen1854
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Big, lots of people but didn't impress unduly. Maybe it is that you cannot enter buildings, maybe it is that the buildings are regularly rebuilt, maybe the layout? The best bits were (a) walking around the back of the shrine complex (b) the area outside...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Andrew Y
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Traveled by car from Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture to Izumo, Shimane Prefecture. It took us around two and a half hours to travel taking the highway. Visited Izumo Taisha Shrine on a sunny day. Couldn't wait to see the large Shimenawa-the sacred straw rope .From...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful shrine. There is a long nice walk to the main area. Don't forget to bring lots of 5yen coins to pay respects at all the various locations

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

In Oct, all gods in Japan come here and discuss, therefore here is a most mysterious place in Japan. You can eat "soba", which is traditional noodle of Japan.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Great place, easy access by car. There was a wedding being held when I was there. Beautiful but many parts of it aren't accessible to the public.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

To visit this shrine was the main reason for our trip from Hiroshima and we were not disappointed. It is truly an amazing sight with a very long history. This Shinto Shrine is reportable the oldest and one of the most revered in Japan where...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank roy v
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful shrine! A very large shrine with plenty of statues and buildings to visit. The streets outside of the shrine are filled with awesome food and shops.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Mia K
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

This is Japan's oldest and biggest Shinto shrine. We visited on a sunny February day with just a little wind - perfect conditions. When you come out of the small railway station you will see big Torii on both sides. Turn right and keep walking...More

Date of experience: February 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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