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Izumo-Taisha Shrine (Izumo-Oyashiro)

Travel Guide - Izumo-Taisha Shrine (Izumo-Oyashiro)

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The ancient shrine of Izumo-Taisha has deep roots in Japanese mythology. Izumo-Taisha enshrines Okuninushi-no-Mikoto, the god of happy marriages. With its magnificent main hall some 24 meters in height built in the Taisha Grand Shrine style, Izumo Taisha is designated as a National Treasure.
In the 10th month of the lunar calender, when the gods resident throughout Japan are said to congregate in the Izumo region, Kamiari-sai Festival is held at the shrine welcoming the gods.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 6:00 – 20:00

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Izumo-taisha-mae Station on the Ichibata Electric Railway Taisha Line
  • 30 minutes from JR Izumoshi Station by the bus bound for Izumo-taisha / Hinomisaki. Get off at Izumo-taisha Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 195, Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo-shi, Shimane, 699-0701

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KINPEN/Travel-Partner @kinpen_Eng - 2018-11-26
Izumo Taisha Shrine, which is the oldest , biggest shrine in Japan.
In the Japanese methodology, Otokuni
Nushi no M… https://t.co/q1b0O5usBL
Prisma @ImperialJPNfan - 2018-11-23
Princess Akiko and members of Shinyusha participated in the Ebisu Daikoku 100km marathon from Miho-Jinja Shrine to… https://t.co/fVMysZtCpQ
Prisma @ImperialJPNfan - 2018-11-17
Princess Akiko's July 14-16 workshops at Izumo Taisha Shrine: traditional gem accessories, shimenawa (sacred straw… https://t.co/n5IxDcc2pV
Prisma @ImperialJPNfan - 2018-11-17
Princess Akiko's July 14-16 workshops at Izumo Taisha Shrine: traditional gem accessories, shimenawa (sacred straw… https://t.co/rXsucAWj8l
GaijinPot @GaijinPot - 2018-11-16
We’re in Shimane Prefecture this weekend with @heartlandjapan! Izumo Taisha not only has the tallest shrine in Japa… https://t.co/bg8O51bM7m
e @ 🍌🐟 SNATCHED BRAIDS GIVE ME LIFE @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-14
20. There are two shrines that might catch your interest here: The first one is Matarajin shrine next to the main t… https://t.co/TLQRldPW61
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-14
20. There are two shrines that might catch your interest here: The first one is Matarajin shrine next to the main t… https://t.co/TLQRldPW61
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-14
20. There are two shrines that might catch your interest here: The first one is Matarajin shrine next to the main t… https://t.co/TLQRldPW61
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-14
20. There are two shrines that might catch your interest here: The first one is Matarajin shrine next to the main t… https://t.co/TLQRldPW61
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-13
14. What is interesting about the Susa shrine is it's built in the Taisha-zukuri style (raised floor) w/c is the ol… https://t.co/s4RuhkPh5X
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-13
14. What is interesting about the Susa shrine is it's built in the Taisha-zukuri style (raised floor) w/c is the ol… https://t.co/s4RuhkPh5X
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-13
14. What is interesting about the Susa shrine is it's built in the Taisha-zukuri style (raised floor) w/c is the ol… https://t.co/s4RuhkPh5X
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-13
7. En-musubi's colloquial meaning is matchmaking, so the gods are planning to ship y'all to your future baes next y… https://t.co/Jriefholmt
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-13
7. En-musubi's colloquial meaning is matchmaking, so the gods are planning to ship y'all to your future baes next y… https://t.co/Jriefholmt
e @ 🍌🐟 this tender gravity frenzy @angeldescndnt - 2018-11-13
7. En-musubi's colloquial meaning is matchmaking, so the gods are planning to ship y'all to your future baes next y… https://t.co/Jriefholmt
HIROMEDIA8 @hiromedia8 - 2018-11-05
En - Relationship
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine is known for it’s En-musubi, matchmaking
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purplehayz @purplehayz - 2018-11-02
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine Shimenawa (#Japan) https://t.co/sMiqNTMArl
Japan Hoppers @JapanHoppers - 2018-10-31
Izumo is widely known as the place where all the Shinto gods gather. Izumo-taisha Shrine is the heart of all the ot… https://t.co/mv3iaFF6C0
Heartland JAPAN @Heartland_JAPAN - 2018-10-30
The flag at Izumo Taisha is exceptionally tall. It is said that its height marks the height of the original #shrine… https://t.co/MapNwBDgUg
Kbear 👹 @ MOTHRA IS MY MOM @Gravelordcheeto - 2018-10-29
Izumo Taisha, the oldest living Shinto shrine and home of Amaterasu and Susano-o, who are both real big deals. We l… https://t.co/pUN027TaJW
Heartland JAPAN @Heartland_JAPAN - 2018-10-24
The path leading up to Izumo Taisha - one of the oldest and most important Shinto shrines in Japan - is split into… https://t.co/fIxbYp5Vx7
Team Albert @AlbertMylesAM - 2018-10-20
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine Shimenawa https://t.co/bgbtWZfa6E Via @MuzaChan
Muza-chan 「ムザちゃん」 @Muzachan - 2018-10-19
A #Japan Photo per Day - Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine Shimenawa https://t.co/NKVwqmkKKg https://t.co/Dt5OYxXrrA
Muza-chan 「ムザちゃん」 @Muzachan - 2018-10-19
A Japan Photo per Day - Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine Shimenawa https://t.co/NKVwqmkKKg https://t.co/l0X5YjaDPn
Daiichi : No.1 Taxi in Japan @daiichi_taxi_EN - 2018-10-07
Shimanekko is Japanese 'yurukyara' mascot character representing Shimane Prefecture. Shimane is famous for “Izumo T… https://t.co/66oDyYgqU3
Daiichi : No.1 Taxi in Japan @daiichi_taxi_EN - 2018-10-07
Shimenawa (“enclosing rope') are lengths of laid rice straw or hemp rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto… https://t.co/R77laQIne6
Tomonori @muangthong53 - 2018-09-23
Miyajiten shrine
I have lived here for a long time but I visited there for the first time. When I saw the cheapest… https://t.co/0fbBnWuUZ9
Tomonori @muangthong53 - 2018-09-23
Miyajiten shrine
I have lived here for a long time but I visited there for the first time. When I saw the cheapest… https://t.co/6m9q2sD5D7
WOW! JAPAN @docomo_wowjapan - 2018-09-21
A Complete Guide on Enjoying Izumo-taisha Shrine https://t.co/5BQDirTJC1 #wowjapan #Shimane #Izumotaisha #shrine #nationwide #sightseeing
etsu @turkiyetsuko - 2018-09-07
Visited Hawaii Izumo Taisha Shrine⛩
Komainu is also wearing a lei🌺 https://t.co/iB431AbTvy

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