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Izumo Taisha Shrine

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195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

The Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine is one of the most important and oldest shrines of Japan. It is dedicated to love, so many young girls travel there to pray for a good relationship or marriage or for finding a boyfriend. In 2013 it is god's...More

Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank Rika P
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Since this year is this god's 60-year relocation year, there were so many people there. The house of this god is maintained every 60 year. Maybe we can be the timing of 60-year relocation one time in our lifetime. The shrine is one of the...More

Date of experience: May 2013
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Izumotaisha shrine was a really enjoyable place to visit and there's enough to see including the immediate surrounding area to take up at least half a day. The shrine itself is impressive, a collection of beautiful wooden structures with huge twisting ropes where people come...More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank James C
Reviewed 27 March 2013

If you visit Shimane Prefecture, spend a day in Izumo and visit the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. The shrine is surrounded by hills and forest, enhancing the shrine's natural and traditional beauty. The shrine has many different buildings, giving the eyes plenty to look at...More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Hong An D
Reviewed 16 March 2013

If you happen to be passing Izumo, then is Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine definitely worth to visit. A really beautiful shrine complex, which is surrounded by nature. The shrine it self is devided in several buildings and you can really enjoy walking around the complex...More

Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank Olga I
Reviewed 12 March 2013

The main attraction of Izumo; it is said that the Shinto god of relationships and matchmaking resides in this shrine! Walking towards the shrine from the train station you are greeted by a by a large torii gate. Although part of the shrine is undergoing...More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Andy L
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine is a beautiful place to enjoy and experience the more traditional side of Japan. It is a must see if you are anywhere near Izumo. The Shrine grounds are very expansive and one can spend hours walking around and enjoying...More

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank Annie N
Reviewed 22 February 2013

An essential spot to visit if you're interested in Shintoism or in Izumo anyway, though it's funner if you're single and can take part in the matchmaking gimicks. Fans of Japanese architecture will also appreciate Japan's largest shimenawa rope and the Taisha-tsukuri building style. The...More

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank Brittany P
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We visited during a busy weekend but you still felt you had space. Arriving by train turn right, not left as we did, and walk up the slight incline to the entrance to the shrine. Before you leave the station you will probably see a...More

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank ichibanwanderer
Reviewed 24 December 2011

Izumo Taisha is likely Shimane's most famous attraction. The shrine, built in sometime in the Heian period and reconstructed in the 18th century, is famous for young couples and single women, who pray for God to fulfill their wishes (of marriage). But I went there...More

Date of experience: March 2011
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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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