Likely the oldest site of its kind in the country, Izumo Taisha Shrine also represents as one of the most important places of worship in the Shinto religion. You'll walk on extremely ancient ground when visiting the shrine, as the site dates back to at least the 8th century. Despite the temple's long history, the appearance of the main shrine only dates back to the 18th century. The main hall, renovated every few decades, last underwent a major rebuilding in 2013. Pay special attention to the straw ropes hanging over the entrance into the main section of the complex--visitors able to throw and lodge a coin in them can allegedly hope for continued good fortune. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Izumo Taisha Shrine by using our Izumo day trip planning tool.
Izumo Taisha Shrine reviews
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... more »
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... more »
This is a really unique Shrine. It boast of multiple acres of lush greenery and multiple prayer spots for Shinto believers. Its a place of prayers as well as sightseeing. You gotta go to this Shrine if you visit Japan!
A must visit shrine. One of Japan's most important and oldest shrines. Be prepared to be here for hours. So much to see!
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