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Izumo Oyashiro出雲大社

Shrine

This is a shrine in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, enshrining the great Okuninushi, known as a god of marriage. It is also known by its official name Izumo Oyashiro. There are several legends about the foundation of the shrine including one that says it was built as a condition for Okuninushi transferring over the land of Japan. The main shrine is designated as a national treasure, and features Japan’s oldest shrine architectural style. It is rebuilt about every 60 years. The kagura hall is famous for the largest shimenawa (sacred rope) in Japan. The magnificent row of pine trees called “Pine Baba” is designated as one of Japan’s top 100 pine spots.

place

Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi 195

phone 0853533100
place

[Mar.-Oct.]6:00-20:00
[Nov.-Feb.]6:30-20:00

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Address

Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi 195 [map]

Phone

0853533100

Hours
[Mar.-Oct.]6:00-20:00
[Nov.-Feb.]6:30-20:00
Closed
open everyday
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan’s oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.

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