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Izumotaisha

195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo, Shimane Prefecture 699-0701, Japan
+81 853-53-3100
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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Izumo
Type: Religious Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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New Westminster, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
67 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

This shrine is not a destination for tourists. It is out of the way and lacks a single romanized letter to be found anywhere on the property. That said, it is a fantastic destination for those that want to experience a more authentic shine visit. The unique architectural technique is impressive and refreshing in the light of the thousands of... More

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Davis, California, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Izumotaisha is one of Japan's must-see attractions. One of the oldest and most revered Shinto shrines in the country, it is considered to be a national treasure. It is dedicated to marriage, and couples from all over Japan come there for their weddings. The huge halls with their unique architecture simply fill one with awe.

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Vancouver, Washington
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30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

A must see if you are in the area. The problem is that this really is off the beaten path in western Japan. It is one of the oldest shrines in Japan and the architecture is spectacular. The grounds are vast and very well maintained. It is dedicated to Okuninushi no Mokoto who is the deity of marriage. What was... More

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Quedlinburg, Germany
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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 60-year relocation year, so at the moment when I visited it was really crowded. But... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 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 oldest in Japan. This is very holy and sacred place. My recommendation is the slope... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 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 to pray to find love from all over Japan. There's large grounds and the Treasure... More

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Shinjuku, Japan
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 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 and admire. The architecture of the buildings are impressive. Next to the shrine is a... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 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 and the garden, because there are not many tourists and the place it self conveys... More

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Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 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 its regular 60-year maintenance, you still have access to a large part of the grounds.... More

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