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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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  • You will find it all here. Literally, every document, every artifact, every folk tale relating to the Izumo area. Illustrated, explained. lavishly contextualised both in national and international ter...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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  • This is a great museum and worth a visit. You can see what Izumo has looked like through the ages.
  • They have discount for foreigner​. Love it
  • GOOD
  • Zenzais in a cafe was really nice
  • must go...