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Izumo Taisha Shrine

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195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

Izumo taisha is not only one of the most historically fascinating temples in Japan, but it's located in one of my favorite prefectures - Shimane. It has a lot to offer.

Thank Matan K
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I visited the Shrine as part of a comprehensive tour of Shimane with a Japanese speaking friend. The Shrine was the only place we saw westerners during our entire trip. The Shrine itself is wonderful from the gardens with Rabbits pounding mochi (it was Autumn)...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

one of famous place in Chugoku, must visit. that is quite big inside & getting many diff style temple. good for half day visit

Thank iamface
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I've been wanting to go here for a while now--since I've studied Japanese history, myths, and legends. Izumo Taisha is known for en-musubi (bonding of fates), so you will see a lot of items, such as the omamori (luck-bringing amulet), geared towards marriage and fate...More

Thank Br1arR0se
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Walked through the gardens towards the temples. There are lots of little rabbit statutes around the grounds and there is a legend around the rabbits and the monks. There are some interesting areas to find and enjoy the calmness of the temple. There is an...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We trekked out to the Izumo Taisha from Matsue on the cute little train from Matsue-Shinjiko-Onsen, with one timed change of train. A 1km walk from the station in Izumo is the shrine complex. There is a broad avenue leading up the shrine, with part...More

Thank Douglas A
Reviewed 28 March 2018

I arrived at 7:00am and there were maybe 5 other tourists there. I loved the chance to get pictures of the stunning architecture and surroundings without a bunch of strangers in my shots, and as the shrine opens at 6:30, I recommend an early morning...More

1  Thank Sarahuhuhu
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

As a Japanese, I love to visit shrines and temples, but I really felt Izumo Taisha has something special - as this is the shrine that all the gods gather in Oct, I could feel something very strong here. Even aside from that “feeling” I...More

Thank Haruka K
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Many people come here to pray, especially brides and grooms ask for a blessing. The complex consists of several structures of which this is the prettiest.

Thank dancing-freak
Reviewed 2 February 2018

The shrine is located within a large park with several torii gates lining the walkway. I learned that the shrine is not just one building. I highly recommend seeing this treasure.

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7 August 2017|
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Response from travelinglight2016 | Reviewed this property |
There are 3 windows, Omamori Dokoro, Kaguraden and Kitajima Kunizukurikan, are opened from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm. You can get 4 different stamps when visiting all windows.
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17 April 2017|
Response from rafiadbmb06 | Reviewed this property |
It takes 2-3 hour for visit the shrine and for the museum another 2 hour needed. I think in summer it can be but in winter it is hard to finish in one day.
20 October 2016|
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Response from mat_mak | Reviewed this property |
i spent 1.5hrs to walk around Izumo-tasha, then took 30mins for shopping in a town. a local train connected between izumo taisha sta to Matsue city and it took 1.5hrs. but trains operated only once every hour, so you should... More
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