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“2013 = Every 60-year Relocation Year”

Izumo Taisha Shrine
Ranked #1 of 99 things to do in Izumo
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Tokyo, Japan
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“2013 = Every 60-year Relocation Year”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Since this year is this god's 60-year relocation year, there were so many people there. The house of this god is maintained every 60 year. Maybe we can be the timing of 60-year relocation one time in our lifetime. The shrine is one of the oldest in Japan. This is very holy and sacred place. My recommendation is the slope from the gate to shrine. In the middle of the down slope, I had some grateful feeling which is difficult to express in words.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Izumotaisha shrine was a really enjoyable place to visit and there's enough to see including the immediate surrounding area to take up at least half a day. The shrine itself is impressive, a collection of beautiful wooden structures with huge twisting ropes where people come to pray to find love from all over Japan. There's large grounds and the Treasure Museum in the shrine complex is cheap to enter with some interesting relics. The shrine's entrance is opposite a nice street with shops, restaurants and a tourist information centre that has English speakers who gave some good recommendations and actually ended up helping me plan my day.

Visited March 2013
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Shinjuku, Japan
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“A Grand Shrine”
Reviewed 27 March 2013

If you visit Shimane Prefecture, spend a day in Izumo and visit the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. The shrine is surrounded by hills and forest, enhancing the shrine's natural and traditional beauty. The shrine has many different buildings, giving the eyes plenty to look at and admire. The architecture of the buildings are impressive. Next to the shrine is a large garden. Here, visitors may enjoy the different trees, statues, and smaller shrines along the way. The garden leads to the main streets of Izumo. If you find yourself wanting more tradition, beauty, and culture the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo is right next door.

Visited March 2013
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Tokyo, Japan
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“The oldest shinto shrine in Japan”
Reviewed 16 March 2013

If you happen to be passing Izumo, then is Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine definitely worth to visit. A really beautiful shrine complex, which is surrounded by nature. The shrine it self is devided in several buildings and you can really enjoy walking around the complex and the garden, because there are not many tourists and the place it self conveys peace and pleasent quiet. At one of the buildings you will find the largest sacred straw rope "shimenawa", which is amazing.
The shrine is dedicated to the god of marrige, so a lot of Japanese young people come here to pray for a good relationship, marrige or for finding a partner soon.

Visited March 2013
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Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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“A little way out but beautiful shrine”
Reviewed 12 March 2013

The main attraction of Izumo; it is said that the Shinto god of relationships and matchmaking resides in this shrine! Walking towards the shrine from the train station you are greeted by a by a large torii gate. Although part of the shrine is undergoing its regular 60-year maintenance, you still have access to a large part of the grounds. You can really appreciate the beauty of the architecture of the buildings with their large characteristic shimenawa ropes and roofs made with bark.

Visited March 2013
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