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Izumo Taisha Shrine

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Reviewed November 17, 2018

Highlight of this shrine are the biggest Shimenawa and grandest Torii (stone) in Japan, also the myth of the dedicated god Okuninushi, who is famous for being the origin of the Emperors of Japan and Shinto shrine. We started the visit from dinning at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

This area is tranquil and have beautiful foresty grounds of a shrine. There's souvenir market street connect to the entrance of the shrine as "shrine town". In old times, Japanese people visited a shrine and temple as a part of their holiday trip for a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

This is an old Shinto Shrine with special devotion to the rabbit. There are a number of elegant buildings, I am told that they are rebuilt every twenty years or so for purification purposes.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Izumo taisha is not only one of the most historically fascinating temples in Japan, but it's located in one of my favorite prefectures - Shimane. It has a lot to offer.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Matan K
Reviewed August 17, 2018

I visited the Shrine as part of a comprehensive tour of Shimane with a Japanese speaking friend. The Shrine was the only place we saw westerners during our entire trip. The Shrine itself is wonderful from the gardens with Rabbits pounding mochi (it was Autumn)...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

one of famous place in Chugoku, must visit. that is quite big inside & getting many diff style temple. good for half day visit

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank iamface
Reviewed June 26, 2018

I've been wanting to go here for a while now--since I've studied Japanese history, myths, and legends. Izumo Taisha is known for en-musubi (bonding of fates), so you will see a lot of items, such as the omamori (luck-bringing amulet), geared towards marriage and fate...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Br1arR0se
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Walked through the gardens towards the temples. There are lots of little rabbit statutes around the grounds and there is a legend around the rabbits and the monks. There are some interesting areas to find and enjoy the calmness of the temple. There is an...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Chris M
Reviewed April 22, 2018

We trekked out to the Izumo Taisha from Matsue on the cute little train from Matsue-Shinjiko-Onsen, with one timed change of train. A 1km walk from the station in Izumo is the shrine complex. There is a broad avenue leading up the shrine, with part...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Douglas A
Reviewed March 27, 2018

I arrived at 7:00am and there were maybe 5 other tourists there. I loved the chance to get pictures of the stunning architecture and surroundings without a bunch of strangers in my shots, and as the shrine opens at 6:30, I recommend an early morning...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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mmu4444
August 7, 2017|
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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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April 17, 2017|
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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.
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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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