Hinomisaki Shrine, Izumo

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Whichever part of the crimson structure of Hinomisaki Shrine you look at, you'll find ornate carvings of various birds, dragons, and other traditionally symbolic creatures. Designated a nationally important cultural property, the shrine is estimated to have been established sometime between the sixth and eighth centuries, with its current structures having been rebuilt in the 17th century. Look out for the sacred land mass 100 m (328 ft) off shore, which serves as a breeding site for black-tailed gulls and has been designated a natural monument. You can also see the tallest masonry lighthouse in the country, standing around 0.5 km (0.3 mi) from the site. Arrange your visit to Hinomisaki Shrine and discover more family-friendly attractions in Izumo using our Izumo trip itinerary maker.
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  • July 20, 2017
    It is a beautiful shrine of vermilion. There is bus service from Izumo Taisha. Hinomisaki shrine, I can come here with a hinomisaki lighthouse, Japan Sea. Is a Shinto shrine with blessings and marriage and good-luck charm.
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  • July 16, 2017
    It is a quiet shrine Sira of hinomisaki edge is within the wider than expected,. It seems that the shrine has been forbearers of local people since time immemorial. Get tourist attractions visited by many people is not a little farther from Izumo Taisha Shrine.
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  • July 7, 2017
    I stopped by when he went in hinomisaki lighthouse. Multiple is not familiar with the workings of the shrine, shrine, and had depth. It was a beautiful shrine, and painted in beautiful vermilion also
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  • April 14, 2017
    Beautiful vermilion-trimmed shrine complex dedication to Amaterasu and Susanoo that is actually relatively easily missed if you're just aware of the nearby lighthouse.
  • December 6, 2016
    This is a stunning shrine and definitely worth a visit, maybe combined with a walk to the lighthouse nearby :)
  • July 10, 2017
    A short walk of hinomisaki bus shrine. There is a splendid Red Gate and shrine main shrine. And up the stairs in the very back Inari Shrine; Near the sea, so is the voice of the black-tailed gull was heard from beginning to end. When the kite is flying in on; Sea is spreading have entrances on the front one more out and straight forward.
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  • May 9, 2017
    There is no deadline. Free parking. There is no admission fee. A mysterious red shrine are beautiful. South Korea's Yeon Oran and was spread across the new o maid culture is referred to as a shrine which is related to the legend
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  • June 26, 2017
    Mystic's shrine. Shrine of Ise Jingu Shrine and vs. The road, I better go. Hinomisaki the scenery is the best ❗ (^ ^) / ryushoden prayers and was impressed. (¯ ^ ¯)
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Hotels in Izumo cluster around the railway station, mostly on the northern side. Get a map at the station for the location and prices of a few inexpensive ryokans and family-operated bed and breakfasts scattered around the city. A number of mid-range business establishments lie in the western part of town and south of the railway station. Capacity in the city is limited, so consider exploring the wider selection of accommodations on the eastern shore of Lake Shinji, some 30 km (18 mi) away from Izumo.
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