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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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  • God of God gather from all over Japan, was to visit. So many people from the first drive is large matrix. The famous ceremonial hall kagurazaka so don't mispronounce. Nokyo-sho or amulet or Kagura is free if you conceive. Ise Jingu Shrine and there is a slightly different atmosphere. Grandeur of the ISE is felt? Izumo-Taisha was somehow feeling of oppression. Trapped, such as... That is only a personal opinion.
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  • To come here and naturally feels bracing. Many people bowed in front of the Torii gate and walk the edge is. Unlike other shrine visits to two cult 4 applause one worship, so your thighs are guarded. 11 month in Lunar calendar is God in the only place in Japan gather in Japan in God.
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  • I visited according to God our Festival. Ceremony held in the magnificent atmosphere of the mysterious atmosphere, very dignified. Impressed by the mystical atmosphere of the bigger waves at the same time, as we approach God its Festival before it was drizzling, but the weather recovers, ceremony begins at the same time.
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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