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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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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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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 

Thank Aitku
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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Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

To visit this shrine was the main reason for our trip from Hiroshima and we were not disappointed. It is truly an amazing sight with a very long history. This Shinto Shrine is reportable the oldest and one of the most revered in Japan where every October it is believed all the Gods from around Japan gather here for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful shrine! A very large shrine with plenty of statues and buildings to visit. The streets outside of the shrine are filled with awesome food and shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

This is Japan's oldest and biggest Shinto shrine. We visited on a sunny February day with just a little wind - perfect conditions. When you come out of the small railway station you will see big Torii on both sides. Turn right and keep walking - the road will lead you straight to the sanctuary in only ten minutes. The... More 

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