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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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  • Sword in excavated from the model of the Izumo-Taisha Shrine and Tomb are on display. I would like the history facility so exciting isn't?. The analogy from the ruins of the pillars of the past was discovered in the grounds of the shrine, huge, still feel high technology with the belief to the God of our ancestors.
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  • This is a must destination for those who are visiting the Izumo Grand Shrine. It is located right next to the shrine with ample free parking, if you are driving. The highlights at the museum are the m...  more »
  • Visited Izumo shrine, Izumo tourism is required for that. Was the content of the exhibition and designed exhibitions accessible to the general public. Reconstructed model of the Heian shrine is famous, but is a magnificent treasure of bronze or copper sword of Kojin Valley. If you take there, nearby dining coupons, 610 Yen to 490 yen, is pretty good.
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