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Izumo-taisha, Izumo

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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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  • Narrative in Izumo airport aboard a bus bound for Izumo Grand shrine as arrived about 40 minutes in, during that time, the driver was naïve and totally dazzled in Izumo. Worship in the sanctuary down the approach to a large rope, I will end with this big, and further back there was treasure of. I saw the Urasenke shipbuilding Museum and on the way back, but too much nicer than honden and haiden kind of? And I was wondering.
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  • To attend the event in the Chinese new year, I went to the first shrine. Shrine of the night was the atmosphere. Better to pray during the light hours too, but you can rest assured. Izumo-Taisha Shrine is a large half-so enjoy and have the time one day.
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  • Parked his car at the parking lot of the History Museum of ancient Izumo. Because I went out early in the morning people less slowly pray now. And circled around the fence surrounding the main building, saw the main shrine from various angles. Cute Bunny was decorated here and there.
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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