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Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, Izumo

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Even though of modern design, Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo hosts exhibits about the area's distant past. The collection of artifacts held here includes bronze swords, bells, and clay figurines. The most precious item in the museum is a massive pillar--over a 1 m (39 in) in diameter--which probably supported the main hall of a 13th-century shrine. According to local legend, the wooden shrine stood 48 m (157 ft) tall. By using our Izumo tourist route planner, you can arrange your visit to Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo and other attractions in Izumo.
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  • Parked at the parking lot this morning, Museum and went to Izumo-Taisha Shrine. By using the coupon, so put a little cheaper. You could enjoy the myth showing there I think.
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  • Bronze was found in history textbooks is a greenish color. Seen here in bronze is a copper color. That is obvious if you think about it, people found the. Dynamic model of ancient Izumo-Taisha and worth a look clean.
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  • This is the best museum of this kind I have ever visited. It is next to the Grand Shrine (Izumo Taisha), the oldest Shinto shrine in Japan. It is so peaceful and all represent how important Izumo (mea...  more »