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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
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Another must see in Japan

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Heidi V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 stars 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

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Taiwan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

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Oita, Japan
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

In Oct, all gods in Japan come here and discuss, therefore here is a most mysterious place in Japan. You can eat "soba", which is traditional noodle of Japan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Great place, easy access by car. There was a wedding being held when I was there. Beautiful but many parts of it aren't accessible to the public.

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