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Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

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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, Taisha-cho, Izumo city, Shimane Prefecture

Access

Route1

  • [Ichibata Electric Railway] Dentetsu-Izumoshi Station-->Around 10 minutes bound for Matsue Shinjiko Onsen -->Kawato Station
    <Transfer for Izumotaisha-mae> Around 10 minutes-->7 minutes by foot from Izumotaisha-mae Station

Route2

  • [Ichibata Bus] Dentetsu-Izumoshi Station #1 bus stop ⇔ Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine (every 30 minutes) bound for Izumo Taisha, Hino Misaki, Uryu Around 25 minutes/520 yen

Opening Hours

06:00-20:00 (March-October), 06:30-20:00 (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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