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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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  • Came after a visit to a shrine of Izumo-Taisha, and entering the staff greets with a smile and, first of all in the Central lobby came into the eyes of dawn and significant Daewoo watching myth anime bean pillar, and mythic theater with stage and Izumo, after a historical introduction to cloud shrine, Izumo excavated from the ancient "fudoki", Yayoi exhibitions, including bronze age look, go through, said the location was a Himiko sword of bronze and bronze, gold, may be used? Exhibits, such as the mirror, often in fantasy with admiring was.
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  • Ancient Izumo Taisha Woo large bronze sword unearthed in the Kojin Valley ruins, bean pole starting. It was most overwhelmed splendor exhibition of real short of investigating some of the relics, such as a loan, have been exhibited in utilizing when large amounts of bronze unearthed in the Kamo iwakura ruins were excavated. Just look at this value.
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  •  Ancient history is a natural highlight is like the various museums to visit, but exhibited the Museum where the exhibits, this museum is decorating details found not indifferently, strange words is "local love" met 々te felt that. I felt the sannai Maruyama site in Aomori officials who felt the same.
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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
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  • Zenzais in a cafe was really nice
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Where to stay in Izumo

Hotels in Izumo cluster around the railway station, mostly on the northern side. Get a map at the station for the location and prices of a few inexpensive ryokans and family-operated bed and breakfasts scattered around the city. A number of mid-range business establishments lie in the western part of town and south of the railway station. Capacity in the city is limited, so consider exploring the wider selection of accommodations on the eastern shore of Lake Shinji, some 30 km (18 mi) away from Izumo.
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