Izumo Taisha Shrine, Izumo

Likely the oldest site of its kind in the country, Izumo Taisha Shrine 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 Shrine by using our Izumo day trip planning tool .
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  • I spoke with the front parking lot of Izumo-Taisha in free guided tours at the tourist center, from 11:00 to listen. You for a description of the Izumo shrine, Izumo-Taisha Shrine parishioners who take over 40 minutes. Pillar was excavated, or why a gate downhill and that such valuable still hear him speak, learning experience. Entertained and become a barrier for beach sand Sandy susano shrine main shrine behind the shrine Benten shrine in inasa Beach and dedicated to the God old sand back, have scattered to the four corners of the home, and the evil will not ask you, after a guided tour first had to sand on to the inasa Beach Again I went to the shrine to Izumo-Taisha Shrine. It is very good. I would recommend.
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  • Shrine of Izumo-Taisha Shrine (1) Exorcist (harainoyashiro) in the cleanse! (2) in the main hall are 2 bows 4 beats ← Coco key! The God, I realize lots! The bow (3) actually to the West to visit the official site? Object of worship in the main hall of okuninushi God will say so officially the West front would be facing the West. Has little worshiping from afar area on the Western side of the main hall at Izumo Taisha, so please take a look at around there. (4) power spot hidden there like going looking neither Nishi kameari tail falls East life Lord Inc. (life I yashiro) sacred power firmly there so please take a look at.
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  • Speaking of the Izumo tourism here will be! I prayed at the shrine before, and just walking along the entrance path, an indescribable feeling to it as what I am happy also provides free parking will very likely have the edge (lol)!
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  • Beautiful shrine. It's one of the oldest and probably largest in Japan. You'll love learning about it's rich history.
  • One of the largest shrine in Japan. Your trip to Izumo area will not complete if you don’t come here
  • we came here very late night and it was close already. we cant make to see the main temple, but the smaller temple can be seen 24 hours.
  • 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!
  • Very impressed, I here Kami-sama come here to decide who gonna in love with who and who is break up

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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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