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Izumo Taisha Shrine

195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
+81 853-53-3100
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It's the area around the Shrine which make it very good.

I went in anticipation of the main shrine, but found myself much more interested in the older... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Victoria, Canada
One of the most spiritual spot in Japan

Izumo Taisha is the most famous shrine which enshrines Japanese ancient god, Okuninushi. Some of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kodaira, Tokyo, Japan
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195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
+81 853-53-3100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went in anticipation of the main shrine, but found myself much more interested in the older buildings and park surrounding it. The main building is interesting in design and the rope has an enormous presence, but I find older buildings and the beautiful nature...More

Thank Voodew
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Izumo Taisha is the most famous shrine which enshrines Japanese ancient god, Okuninushi. Some of the Japanese oldest myths are written about Izumo area, therefore, it is supposed that Izumo was the most prosper area in ancient Japan. In these days, Okuninushi is very popular...More

Thank mariko_tanaka
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Despite being one of the oldest shrines Izumo Taisha shrine is relatively quiet and un-spoilt and well worth a visit. You start by passing through a series of Torii and up a path, although only the gods are allowed to walk in the center. There...More

Thank kirstine2013
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This place is sacred. We felt it as we made our way from the station to the main shrine. A tranquility settled on us, despite the busy-ness of the other tourists around us. We walked through an ancient forest of trees, following the concrete path....More

1  Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The origins of Izumo Taisha are explained by Japanese mythology. Besides the main building of the ancient architecture style, it is also interesting to see a pair of building with 19 doors that all gods in Japan gather here in November. There is a big...More

Thank travelinglight2016
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Although quite a distance from our stay in Hiroshima, our relatives took us to the Izumo-taisha, said to be the oldest and most sacred of Shinto shrines in Japan. It was built before the year 950 and dedicated to Okuninushi, Shinto creator of Japan and...More

Thank Normtf
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A shrine well known for relationships (colleagues, family, friendship etc) that has a long history. It is also the shrine that all gods will gather at for lunar calendar October.

Thank fionayyy
Reviewed 26 March 2017

One of the most important religious sites in Japan, Izumo Taisha is located in rural Shimane prefecture - well off the main tourist path. With beautiful grounds and the lovely town of Taisha to explore nearby, Izumo Taisha is a must visit for anyone visiting...More

1  Thank Rory C
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Izumo Taisha is either the first or second oldest Shinto shrine in Japan. Near the entrance is the statue of Okuninushi and the rabbit. Legend goes like this: Okuninushi travelled with his brothers on the way to get chosen as the groom for Princess Yagami....More

Thank Hua M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Izumo Taisha Shrine is the Place of History,Religion and Culture. Lot of attraction all around the Shrine.

Thank rafiadbmb06
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17 April 2017|
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.
20 October 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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