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The origins of japan,enfolded in mystery. Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo is dedicated to exhibiting the heritage of the ancient Izumo culture. Central Lobby Exhibition In the Central Lobby stand the "UZUBASHIRA PILLAR" a pillar found in the ruins...more
Foreigners with passport got discount. But not sure if this is permanent or for limited time. Discounted price is ¥300 & we can also take a free english audio guide that explains each display. Can easily take up 1 to 2 hours if you like...More
Visiting this definitely help you understand Izumo better, worth a visit if you are interested in history
- many different types of exhibit
- very friendly and helpful staff even with limited English ability
- close to Izumo Taisha - convenient
Izumo region is rich in history, as described in Izumo chapter of “Fudoki,” or geographical reports. The nationwide compilation of such reports was initiated in early 8th century, as a commemorative effort of the establishment of Yamato Dynasty with its capital in Nara. Much of...More
Good display, video, and story here.
It's a must to understand Taisha shrine, I suppose.
When I visited, special exhibition was about Iwami Silver mine.
I've learned Taisha, Iwami and lots of myths here.
Thank you very much
Historical insights regarding the origins of Japanese culture are to be gained from seeing the valuable artifacts preserved at this museum adjacent to Izumo Grand Shrine. Though some are replicas, several objects on display are priceless national treasures.
Taken at a leisurely pace -- Don't...More
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo is located at the next of Izumo Taisha.
There are so many displays about ancient Izumo, for example, bronze swords, bronze bells, comma-shaped beads and earthenware.
Especially, the miniature of ancient Izumo Taisha (existent Izumo Taisha is the restoration) and...More
You will find it all here. Literally, every document, every artifact, every folk tale relating to the Izumo area. Illustrated, explained. lavishly contextualised both in national and international terms. Folk tales? We have folk tales. Here they are illustrated and brought to life, along with...More
Reminder: there is a discount for foreigners for the entrance fee!! remember to bring your passport! there is also free audio guide in english! free parking lot.
You can get to know more of the history of the Izumo shrine and the people of ancient...More
This is the best museum of this kind I have ever visited. It is next to the Grand Shrine (Izumo Taisha), the oldest Shinto shrine in Japan. It is so peaceful and all represent how important Izumo (meaning the place the cloud rises) has been...More