Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine is an ancient shrine that appears in the Kojiki, the oldest historical chronicles of Japan. The shrine's main hall is currently designated as a National Treasure. The shrine's Kagura Hall features a special rope to cordon off a consecrated area that is 13 meters long and weighs five tons, making it one of the largest in all of Japan. It is believed that deities from across Japan gather in Izumo during the 10th month of the lunar calendar to hold a matchmaking conference.

Street address

195 Kizukihigashi, Taishacho, Izumo City, Shimane

Access

Route1

  • [Ichibata Electric Railway]
    Dentetsu Izumoshi Station→(train bound for Matsue Shinjiko-onsen about 10 minutes)→Kawato Station
    Then transfer onto Izumo Taisha-mae bound at Kawato Station →(10minutes)→ Izumo Taisha-mae Station, then 7 minutes on foot

Route2

  • [Ichibata Bus] From bus bay 1 at Dentetsu Izumoshi Station ⇔ Izumo Taisha (departing every 30 minutes/hour) Izumo Taisha / Hinomisaki / Uryu bound
    About 25 minutes / 520 yen

Opening Hours

(Shrine Office)
6:00-20:00 (March-October),
6:30-20:00 (November-February)

Closed

Fee

Treasure Hall (Homotsuden) : 150 yen
Research Materials Collection Hall (Shokokan) : 50 yen

Website

http://www.izumo-kankou.gr.jp/pdf/english.pdf

Best season

All year

Point

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