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Hinomisaki Shrine日御碕神社


An ancient Shinto shrine standing on Cape Hinomi in Taisha Town, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture whose name is recorded as the “Misa Gisha” in the ancient text of the “Izumo no Kuni Fudoki.” “Hinomisaki Shrine” is in fact the collective term for two shrines—the Hishizumi no Miya, dedicated to the goddess Amaterasu-omikami; and the Kami no Miya, dedicated to the god Susanoo-no-mikoto. The shrine (more specifically, the Hishizumi no Miya), famously protects Japan’s night, as opposed to Ise Jingu shrine, which protects Japan’s day. Must-see highlights include the red, two story granite torii gate and the honden main shrine building, built in the gongen-zukuri style and decorated with spectacular ornamentation outside and splendid images on its inner walls and ceilings.


Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachouhinomisaki 455 (Izumo / Iwami GinzanArea)

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Review of Hinomisaki Shrine

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Reviewed:2019/11/06 Great place ( khondaker, Bangladesh)
Very nice place like Kyoto palace. also has hidden shrine. Everyone should it . nice place for photography.
Reviewed:2017/08/18 Red shrine
You can see the red shrine from the main road. The shrine is below the road surrounded by greenery.

The sight is off the main road close to the bay, sea rocks, and fishermans places.

The shrine is...
Reviewed:2017/06/29 Simple shrine in a nice setting
This shrine in and of itself is not worth making the special trip to unless it is your only opportunity to see a shrine in Japan. This shrine is worth it as part of a short trip which involves going...

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Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachouhinomisaki 455 [ map ]
Izumo / Iwami GinzanArea
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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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