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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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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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  • It's not a big shrine near the seaside, worth going in when you pass by to see the lighthouse (around 5~10 min walk).  more »
  • And a short drive you come to Izumo hinomisaki shrine and fun. Great bird's nest played respect and respect of Amaterasu Festival.
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  • This shrine, Izumo said in the old shrine in the ancient "fudoki" written provided nationally. Green Sea of trees with tall vermilion is strikingly vivid. Divided under enshrines Amaterasu and enter the gate in front of the Palace and the Palace on the right is dedicated to Susanoo Shrine at 権現造 vermilion, richly-colored Interior decorative painting was stunning.
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  • 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.
  • This is a stunning shrine and definitely worth a visit, maybe combined with a walk to the lighthouse nearby :)
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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