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Izumo Taisha Shrine

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Address: 195 Kizukihigashi Taishacho, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 853-53-3100
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:00 pm

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Peaceful and Serene

Very peaceful location and also very beautiful. Must visit for anyone coming to Shimane. Very diligently maintained..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very peaceful location and also very beautiful. Must visit for anyone coming to Shimane. Very diligently maintained..

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Izumo taisha is the second most important Shinto Shrine in Japan, and it's located in Izumo city , Shimane Prefecture. It's also the oldest shrines which was built in 1744 in Japan. About the shrine's roots was written in the oldest Japanese history book, Kojiki. the god who found Japan is enshrined in the shrine. Nowadays, the shrine is popular... More 

Thank mat_mak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early which was great as there were few people and the immense space could be felt. For people without Japanese, I would advise definite reading up about this place before visiting it as most of the explanations are in Japanese. Be prepared to walk a lot.

Thank Heidi V
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a very famous shrine in Shimane area but actually not many sightseeing and distinctive features, just quite similar to any other shrine in any other Japan areas.

Thank hugomember
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We met the director of tourism at another shrine and he recommended going to the Izumo Shrine. Glad we followed his advice. Free parking available and a short walk to the grounds which are extensive. Not too many tourists around, so the site had an original feel to it. Beside the main building there are a large number of smaller... More 

1 Thank Stephan1954
Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Historical ancient place great place for relaxing of mind 5stars definitely.Many restaurants nearby,even Starbucks,very tasty selection of original ice creams

Thank vychodny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

It is an important shrine in Japanese religious. All Japanese god gathered here in October on lunar calendar every year. You will see accommodations for other gods, only opens in October. On the other hand, Japanese people tend to come to this shrine to pray for either better chance to meet the right person or better relationship with him. We... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Big, lots of people but didn't impress unduly. Maybe it is that you cannot enter buildings, maybe it is that the buildings are regularly rebuilt, maybe the layout? The best bits were (a) walking around the back of the shrine complex (b) the area outside to the right of the main complex with its own gateways and ponds and interesting... More 

Thank Aitku
Oita, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

Traveled by car from Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture to Izumo, Shimane Prefecture. It took us around two and a half hours to travel taking the highway. Visited Izumo Taisha Shrine on a sunny day. Couldn't wait to see the large Shimenawa-the sacred straw rope .From the entrance we enjoyed taking pictures of the Torri gate and the beautiful pine trees... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful shrine. There is a long nice walk to the main area. Don't forget to bring lots of 5yen coins to pay respects at all the various locations

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