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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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  • Is the Museum exhibits and Shimane Izumo Grand shrine history, mythology, culture, quite impressive. Especially, such as exhibits, such as bronze or Izumo-Taisha was built during reconstruction, quite enjoyed. Video guide of the mythological world there, time would better than busting a study, please visit the set.
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  • 了解出雲文化及神話的好地方,位置就在出雲大社旁,外國人參觀憑護照有折扣,更有免費解說機借用,不怕看不明白,值得一看。  more »
  • Beautiful, big, this one! And reveals the history of Izumo. Featured is the 2F3F glass-walled room perspective. 360 degrees, light entering the building is very liberating and Nice. Was the feeling I'm unreasonable because it is swollen is not a time to kill, dating to. Morning people don't is recommend. But rivalry for the ISE of Izumo, an odd not (laughs).
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