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Izumo Taisha Shrine

195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
+81 853-53-3100
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195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
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"early morning"
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"statues"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Chris M
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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

Thank Douglas A
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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

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

As a Japanese, I love to visit shrines and temples, but I really felt Izumo Taisha has something special - as this is the shrine that all the gods gather in Oct, I could feel something very strong here. Even aside from that “feeling” I...More

Thank Haruka K
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Many people come here to pray, especially brides and grooms ask for a blessing. The complex consists of several structures of which this is the prettiest.

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Reviewed February 2, 2018

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. I highly recommend seeing this treasure.

1  Thank nocmc
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

Have just visited this stunning shrine at a time when most of Japan appears to be visiting....for religious not tourist reasons and it is simply an astonishing shrine to visit. There must have been tens of thousands of people and to my knowledge we were...More

Thank Grant T
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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

The shrine is beautiful and very important shrine especially for Kamiarizuki. The main shrine is for Ōkuninushi who is the lord of the famous rabbit!! I spent about 1 hour with a local GoEn English guide - he is a retiree but he explained the...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Being the oldest temple in Japan, naturally it will attract lots of tourists. However, fortunately it was raining when I visited so the place was not very crowded. We can easily spend 2 to 3 hrs strolling down the path, looking around, taking photos &...More

1  Thank tinagargopal
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Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

11月は全国の神様が出雲大社に帰ってくるので、神在月と言われているそうです。社の雰囲気も荘厳で参道の景色もとても綺麗でした。 You can feel real Shintoism here.Beautiful shrine ‘s architecture and the ancient history.

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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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Chris V
April 17, 2017|
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Response from rafiadbmb06 | Reviewed this property |
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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xxaimsxx
October 20, 2016|
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Response from mat_mak | Reviewed this property |
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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