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Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

99-4 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
+81 853-53-8600
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good for take time visit here

good for take time visit here to know more about japan ancient story & religion esp for Izumo is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
iamface
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hong kong
Good history lesson with discount

Foreigners with passport got discount. But not sure if this is permanent or for limited time... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
tinagargopal
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port Klang
via mobile
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The origins of japan,enfolded in mystery. Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo is dedicated to exhibiting the heritage of the ancient Izumo culture. Central Lobby Exhibition In the Central Lobby stand the "UZUBASHIRA PILLAR" a pillar found in the ruins of the Izumo Grand Shrine,discovered in 2000. Theme Exhibitions ”Izumo Grand Shrine and the Festivals of the Land of the Gods” offers an introduction to the mysteries of Izumo Grand shrine, said to have been vast in scale in ancient times. "Bronze implement and decorative sword" showcases the bronze inplement of the Yayoi period (approx.500 BC-250 AD) and the luxuriously decorated long swords,(tachi,) of the Kofun period (approx.250-600 AD)
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99-4 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo 699-0701, Shimane Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

good for take time visit here to know more about japan ancient story & religion esp for Izumo is important place of it.

Thank iamface
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Foreigners with passport got discount. But not sure if this is permanent or for limited time. Discounted price is ¥300 & we can also take a free english audio guide that explains each display. Can easily take up 1 to 2 hours if you like...More

Thank tinagargopal
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Visiting this definitely help you understand Izumo better, worth a visit if you are interested in history Pros: - many different types of exhibit - very friendly and helpful staff even with limited English ability - close to Izumo Taisha - convenient Cons: - most...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Izumo region is rich in history, as described in Izumo chapter of “Fudoki,” or geographical reports. The nationwide compilation of such reports was initiated in early 8th century, as a commemorative effort of the establishment of Yamato Dynasty with its capital in Nara. Much of...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Good display, video, and story here. It's a must to understand Taisha shrine, I suppose. When I visited, special exhibition was about Iwami Silver mine. I've learned Taisha, Iwami and lots of myths here. Thank you very much

Thank W7927SH_
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Historical insights regarding the origins of Japanese culture are to be gained from seeing the valuable artifacts preserved at this museum adjacent to Izumo Grand Shrine. Though some are replicas, several objects on display are priceless national treasures. Taken at a leisurely pace -- Don't...More

Thank Ontario55
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo is located at the next of Izumo Taisha. There are so many displays about ancient Izumo, for example, bronze swords, bronze bells, comma-shaped beads and earthenware. Especially, the miniature of ancient Izumo Taisha (existent Izumo Taisha is the restoration) and...More

Thank mariko_tanaka
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

You will find it all here. Literally, every document, every artifact, every folk tale relating to the Izumo area. Illustrated, explained. lavishly contextualised both in national and international terms. Folk tales? We have folk tales. Here they are illustrated and brought to life, along with...More

1  Thank Stephenbkk20156
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Reminder: there is a discount for foreigners for the entrance fee!! remember to bring your passport! there is also free audio guide in english! free parking lot. You can get to know more of the history of the Izumo shrine and the people of ancient...More

Thank fionayyy
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is the best museum of this kind I have ever visited. It is next to the Grand Shrine (Izumo Taisha), the oldest Shinto shrine in Japan. It is so peaceful and all represent how important Izumo (meaning the place the cloud rises) has been...More

Thank Sachi F
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