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Kumano Taisha shrine (熊野大社)

A Shinto shrine standing amidst the mountains of Yakumo Town, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. The shrine is dedicated to the god Kaburogi-kumano-okami Kushi-mike-no-mikoto, which is viewed as another name for the god Susanoo-no-mikoto. Together with the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, the Kumano Taisha has been viewed as one of the holiest shrines in the local Izumo area, and the shrine is famous as being the origin of fire in Japan. Some of the shrine’s many highlights include the taisha-zukuri style main shrine building, and the Sanka-den hall, which is built in a unique style—in addition to a thatched roof, the hall’s four walls are covered with hinoki cypress bark. During the Sanka Festival on October 15, the chief priest of the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine visits the Kumano Taisha and performs the Kamedayu Shinji, a ritual wherein the priest receives a wooden hand drill and board for lighting a sacred fire.

place

Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Yakumochoukumano 2451 (MatsueArea)

phone 0852540087
place

[Worship] Open 24 hours
[Reception] 9:00-16:00

Review of Kumano Taisha Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/06/14 This is BIG
Kumano Nachi Taisha is one of the three Kumano shrines, situated a few kilometers inland from the coastal hot spring resort of Katsuura. The shrine is part of a large complex of neighboring...
Reviewed:2015/06/27 Small is beautiful, large is fabulous
Who says everything in Japan is small. This is one of the largest in Japan. A must see if you are in the Matsue/Izumo area.
Reviewed:2020/01/02 自然の中にある神社
松江から車で山道を走り向かいました。
小川が流れる自然豊かな山合にある神社です。とても癒されました。
駐車場あり、日帰り入浴施設もありました。

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Details

Address
Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Yakumochoukumano 2451 [map]
Area
MatsueArea
Phone
0852540087
Hours
[Worship] Open 24 hours
[Reception] 9:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Precincts freedom
Parking Lot
Available(About100spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          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.