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Izumo Taisha Shrine

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Izumo Taisha Shrine

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BZimm08 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Iwakuni, Japan1,563 contributions575 helpful votes
I visited Shimane Prefecture mainly to see the Izumo Taisha Shrine and it was incredible. I visited over a weekend and it was pretty crowded. There is free parking nearby. The walk from the parking lot to the shrine is not to far but most of it is through a nice park. Once at the Shrine, I was amazed by the whole complex, everything was massive and very nicely kept up. This is considered one of the great Shrines of Japan. I suggest at least one to two hours here, then afterwards can stroll down the street outside the complex and visit some of the shops and restaurants. Overall, the Izumo Taisha Shrine is fascinating and well worth visiting.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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HotRodHeart wrote a review Aug. 2020
France119 contributions37 helpful votes
Being one of the oldest and most revered shrine in Japan, you will feel the history of the place as you walk to the shrine and around. Look at the Japanese people to avoid little mistakes, like walking on the path reserved for the gods, etc... It's super countryside, so shops and restaurants close very early, and transportation is scarce. So plan ahead. English is not widespread neither. If you have a chance, follow the way toward the sea from the shrine (the one used for the annual event) , and enjoy a breathtaking sunset ;)
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Ari wrote a review Feb. 2020
Higashihiroshima, Japan17 contributions1 helpful vote
There are many shrines throughout Japan. But Izumo Taisha Shrine has created an atmosphere of relaxation. This shrine includes several number ones of Japan such as the largest flag of Japan, the ancient timber shrine buildings, the findings of the ancient shrine wooden foundation and big many doors.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jambaldorj Altaa wrote a review Feb. 2020
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This is one of the historical and cultural views in Japan. You can see many doors which has its own secrets. The most mysterious things was when this shrine was built and how long it was existed. It was interesting whether it is mythology or existence? As well as, this is the well-known place for people to pray for their couples to be good relationship and marriage. Another attracted myth was Japanese all deities meet at Izumo Taisha shrine every year, so that this is the spiritual place to visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Zorigt T wrote a review Feb. 2020
Higashihiroshima, Japan6 contributions
I have never expected this wonderful shrine to exist in Izumo. I love this place and it has many largest structures and sightseeing spots. Also, I wonder about the largest national Flag of Japan. This flag is 9x13.6m large, 47m tall and 49 kg weight. I would like to recommend this place for everyone and one of the best places to visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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