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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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Recommended by the director of tourism

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
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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

Thank vychodny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank emilysato
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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

Thank lilandra_31
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ak42824392
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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 

1 Thank roy v
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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.

Thank Mia K

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