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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  • August 15, 2017
    Good display, video, and story here. It's a must to understand Taisha shrine, I suppose. When I visited, special exhibition was about Iwami Silver mine. I've learned Taisha, Iwami and lots of myths he...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    You can glimpse of world myth of origin of the country of Japan, not only the history of Izumo-Taisha. Wakimashita interest in world mythology.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Myths ōkuninushi, Susa gods clearly explains in the video, so easy to understand children. It is also the volunteer staff who explained the exhibit staff.
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  • January 12, 2017
    This is a great museum and worth a visit. You can see what Izumo has looked like through the ages.
  • June 14, 2017
    They have discount for foreigner​. Love it
  • December 4, 2016
    GOOD
  • December 29, 2015
    Zenzais in a cafe was really nice
  • October 28, 2016
    must go...

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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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