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Izumo Taisha Shrine

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Address: 195 Kizukihigashi Taishacho, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 853-53-3100
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Got little lost but worth the trip.

Me and my friend planned to come visit Izumo particularly to visit the Grand Shrine, Izumotaisha. By browsing on youtube for sight seeing spot, we have heard a little about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Me and my friend planned to come visit Izumo particularly to visit the Grand Shrine, Izumotaisha. By browsing on youtube for sight seeing spot, we have heard a little about Izumotaisha is the one and only shrine where all the gods in Japan comes gathering. We were traveling from Matsue and decided to catch electric tram from Matsue-Shinjiko-Onsen and stopped... More 

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Yonago, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

According to Japanese old calendar ,October is called 'kannazuki'which means no God in each prefecture because they gather Izumo Taisha to discuss about the new relation for everybody. So in this area October is called 'Kamiarizuki' which means All God are here. I go there during all Japanese Gods are here to pray to have new good relations(*Ü*)

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Using my Japan Railpass I arrived at JR Izumoshi station from Okayama. There didn’t appear to be a Dentetsu branch line train for almost an hour & the buses also appeared rather infrequent, so – to ensure I had enough time - I got a taxi to Izumo Taisha. It took about 25 minutes, 3000 yen & dropped me by... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The Temple itself is a great construction and a must see. But there are other sculptures and pictures all over the place, which want to be found. The shopping district and enclose park offer all sorts of relaxation and amusement. Not to mention different types of food and souvenirs. The people visiting the temple are very kind and offer help... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We cannot add more accolades about this attraction. It is just outstanding! A couple of tips however. To get there from Matsue you take a train from Matsue Shinjinko Onsen Station. The one way fare is 810 yen but a one day pass on Ichibata trains is 1500 yen so you are slightly ahead on two tickets (return fare). Also... More 

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Sendai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Take the bus outside the north exit from JR Izumo station (bus stop No 1). It costs 500 yen per person to the shrine. This is a beautiful ancient shrine, set in a lovely wooded location. The bus approaches the road leading to the shrine through a massive tori. There is a large complex of buildings several of which have... More 

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I thought I had seen enough Shinto shrines but I was wrong, this is a beautiful place. We went on a bank holiday and witnessed two marriages in traditional Kimono dress, the buildings are lovely and the trees decorated with fortune papers are wonderful sites , really recommended.

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Osaka, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Visited this shrine on our trip to Shimane. This grand shrine is very well-known in Japan beside the Ise grand shrine at Mie prefecture. This shrine is not as big as the Ise shrine but worth to visit. Even though it is located quite near to the Izumo city center, it is so peace and calm. The history behind this... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Large Shrine dedicated to the deity closely associated with agriculture and medicine as well as marriage. First visit here and found this much more peaceful and calm than others visited. Beautiful structures but relatively plain, quite impressive main hall....made of stone and clay walls, , not as ornate as others. The main hall is not open to the public, but... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is important shrine you should know in Japan, not also the history of this shrine is incredible but also beautiful...

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