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Izumo-taisha, Izumo

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Religious Site
Likely the oldest site of its kind in the country, Izumo-taisha also represents as one of the most important places of worship in the Shinto religion. You'll walk on extremely ancient ground when visiting the shrine, as the site dates back to at least the 8th century. Despite the temple's long history, the appearance of the main shrine only dates back to the 18th century. The main hall, renovated every few decades, last underwent a major rebuilding in 2013. Pay special attention to the straw ropes hanging over the entrance into the main section of the complex--visitors able to throw and lodge a coin in them can allegedly hope for continued good fortune. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Izumo-taisha and many more Izumo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Izumo vacation trip planner.
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  • Away from the center of the only means of transportation. But there is value in harmony with the natural atmosphere of the mountain back we got looked at Izumo Taisha and spread, a mysterious place you come look at once.
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  • Best ever since the 3rd visit but this was a time of cherry blossoms in full bloom. Great shrine, but great views around. The color of cherry blossoms bloom during the natural woodlands and green beautiful things. Heart is healed can come at any time is good. Around the souvenir shop, and lots of dining and relaxing. You want to come again during cherry blossom season.
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  • I was coming again! Once a year is always made of family. Cleanse the heart in worship, eating Soba, eating ice cream, close one day but I feel somehow washed is waiting. Have we become calm. I just wish. Also next year never comes!
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  • Big and very beautiful shrine. Most things are free of charge.
  • Beautiful shrine with a rich history. If you're in the area, it's definitely worth a visit coming out here.
  • Nice temple. Worth to go!
  • since im not religious, i couldnt find any special things here.
  • It was very cold on December but less crowded