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Izumo-taisha, Izumo

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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Izumo-taisha by using our Izumo day trip planning tool .
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  • I went to 21-year Buri. Last time I rushed Daisen, this time the Sunrise Izumo and night train after that visit. God in crowded, Omotesando shop increased from the previous month and the outside number car stood out. Now it's in the midst of the great ceremony of March until the spring of 2019, phase 2. It is ever even visited.
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  • Journey through the Izumo this wish come true. Weather is better slowly visits allowed. Nokyo-sho! ♪ 300 yen, instead it will feel. It is a little more this year. Thank you thank you!
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  • I was with elderly mother sniffs at the speed of the free guide and, asked the Board of Izumo-Taisha KATARIBE Guide. 3000 Yen in an hour and a half. Guide of friendly tone it is deigned so kindly Guide. So the meeting by email or phone on its own is safe. Between just relations between men and women is that marriage is not a happy life for all things necessary. All of the live "matchmaking". It is a lovely Word.
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  • Very impressed, I here Kami-sama come here to decide who gonna in love with who and who is break up
  • One of Japan's oldest and largest shrines. A vast and beautiful complex to explore. I was impressed by the variety of buildings, from the enormous grand shrine to ones seemingly hidden in the surrounding forest. Worth a day trip for sure!
  • Izumo Taisha is a grand shrine that is a must see spot if you come to Shimane. There is plenty of parking next to the shrine but I recommend parking a few blocks away and walking through town to see all the shops on your way to the shrine.
  • This is part of this vast temple complex and a beautiful building.
  • famous Japanese spiritual place. so mysterious. highly recommended.

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Where to stay in Izumo

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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