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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 check train time table when you arrive in Izumo taisha town. To Adachi museum, shuttle bus are operated very 30mins from JR Yasugi sta. but it take 1hr from Matsue sta to Yasugi sta. i think it would be a bit busy plan...