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Address: 195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 853-53-3100
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One of the most important Shrines for Japan

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Ise Grand Shrine is considered the yang, while Izumo Grand Shrine (Taisha) is the yin. It's therefore much quieter and way less people around the area ... the atmosphere is very serene. The long walk thru the 4 great torii (gates) (probably less than 2 kms from down by the river) is not as noisy nor lively as the lead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I don't know how many times I have visited here. No words needed for such beautiful shrine.. sigh..

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is the same shrine where the Princess Noriko had married the son of the head priest of the shrine just the week before I visited. I loved the custom of washing your hands and rinsing your mouth before entering the shrine. The history of the shrine and beauty around it are amazing. I was fortunate to observe a couple... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Both my husband and I were surprised at what a moving experience it was to visit Izumo Taisha Not only ancient, but beautiful and ethereal. Be prepared to do some walking, although it is all even and mostly flat, unlike most of Japan. Unquestionably an international treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The oldest Shinto Shrine. You can see most of the buildings but the main building is restricted. The town area is interesting; lots of shops and places to eat specialty food of that area. Nice “omiyage (gifts)” to take home. JR railpass will take you to Izumoshi station where you transfer to the private Ichibata line; cost an extra 490-yen.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Valued most for its religious and historical significance, the shrine is a 20 minute bus ride from Izumoshi station and another 5 minute walk. Round trip cost is $1000 yen. There is no admission fee. The complex is large and spacious with giant pines and cedars lining paths. The iconic woven braids are impressive. Unfortunately if you are wearing sandals,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I came at around New Year's--probably the busiest time of the year--and despite the crowds, it was quite an experience. The shrine is located within a large park with several torii gates lining the walkway. I learned that the shrine is not just one building, but rather large complex, comprising of a honden (main hall), a haiden (place of worship)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Must say the access is not convenient for tourists. Since it's Japanese religious place and far from main international airports in Japan, it's not touristic at all especially for the visitors from overseas, though most of Japanese would be thinking "I wanna go pray there sometime in future, at least one time in lifetime". If you have an intrest on... More 

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Additional Information about Izumotaisha

Address: Address: 195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 853-53-3100
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chugoku  >  Shimane Prefecture  >  Izumo
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 8:00 pm

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