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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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  • Permanent exhibition 1 hour 1 hour even on the exhibition. Because it is an indoor facilities in rainy days recommended. Model of ancient Izumo-Taisha's masterpiece.
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  • Reminder: there is a discount for foreigners for the entrance fee!! remember to bring your passport! there is also free audio guide in english! free parking lot. You can get to know more of the histor...  more »
  • Read the Kojiki but close several would be heard. If so recommended. If you have prior knowledge that much more meaningful at. Exhibition of model and myth, bronze and bronze sword was impressed.
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  • This is a great museum and worth a visit. You can see what Izumo has looked like through the ages.
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  • Zenzais in a cafe was really nice
  • must go...
  • Excellent customer service. Everyone thanks for greeting with a smile and feel good. Stop by all means during exhibitions nice, came to Izumo-Taisha Shrine is. In the cab I was responding politely. Thank you very much.
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