Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine (Shimane)

Shimane Prefecture

Awarded 2 stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan, famously dedicated to the god of marriage

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This ancient shrine is included in the “Kojiki,” Japan’s oldest extant chronicle. Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine is famous for its buildings, the oldest examples of shrine architecture in Japan, and Japan’s largest shimenawa (a sacred rope marking the dwelling place of a god). It is believed that gods from all over Japan gather here in November. Located in the same prefecture as the Adachi Museum of Art, a popular tourist destination for foreigners, visitors are encouraged to visit both attractions jointly.

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Basic information

195 Kizukihigashi, Taisha Town, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture
30 min by bus from JR Izumoshi Sta. to “Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine,” and then 5 min on foot
Business Hours
6:00am –8:00pm (March – October) / 6:30am – 8:00pm (November – February)
No closing days
Free to visit with some areas requiring a fee
Homotsu-den and Shoko-kan: General admission 300 yen; students 200 yen (university and high school), 100 yen (elementary and junior high)

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