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Izumo-Taisha Shrine (Izumo-Oyashiro)

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


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


  • 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


rara @raraland17 - 2020-09-23
Once a year, Kami gather at Izumo Taisha Shrine and discuss the fate and relationships of people (e.g., who and who… https://t.co/LTDBCXrdaa
rara @raraland17 - 2020-09-23
Therefore, Izumo Taisha Shrine is also the head shrine of enmusubi (bonding people).
Also, next year's weather, cro… https://t.co/w5bdIJ0cRM
rara @raraland17 - 2020-09-22
'Enmusubi' in Japanese is not only for marriage but also for bonding love and relationships of all kinds (business… https://t.co/6pEaxmH6cw
rara @raraland17 - 2020-09-22
Why do rabbits appear at Izumo Taisha (Izumo Grand Shrine)?
It is based on the Japanese myth, 'the Hare of Inaba' (… https://t.co/Bkrh8LoJja
Lev Polyakov @LevPo - 2020-09-18
The Izumo-taisha shinto shrine not only looks incredible, but it feels more like a great spiritual being than a str… https://t.co/UBLkhFtWDL
dims tewid @dimsist - 2020-09-11
Beautiful beautiful izumo-taisha. The museum had a great exhibit about annexation of Izumo. A must see!!!

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Ying ⭐️ @yingdraws - 2020-08-28
@RazberryYum Hahaha guilty as charged - I have a lot of shrine-related photographs too! The one place I really regr… https://t.co/GhFL2o3F5y
Dan Castellano @ninja_padrino - 2020-08-23
Going on a pilgrimage to Shimane and Izumo Taisha Shrine in a week, know absolutely nothing else about the area, on… https://t.co/P3S95VNK81
🌾Food Sake Tokyo🍙 @YukariSakamoto - 2020-08-23
@ninja_padrino And allows for a lot of time at Izumo Taisha. Loved exploring the whole grounds, beyond the impressive main shrine.
OmakaseTour @OmakaseTour - 2020-08-19
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Onigiro Pocket Japan @onigiro_travel - 2020-08-15
Ise Grand Shrine & Atsuta Jingu are the most important Shinto shrines in #Japan, holding 2 out of 3 imperial regali… https://t.co/MUawPjs1a4
Samurai Hiro🇯🇵Japan Travel @wahuuuuu_travel - 2020-08-02
Izumo Taisha shrine in Shimane pref.

One of well-known sacred Shinto shrine in Japan⛩

Great to visit. https://t.co/dxCuC0haOu
Takeshi@JPRail, Author and Japan train trip expert @jprailcom - 2020-08-01
Ichibata Railway is a local line that connects Matsue and Izumo City in Shimane Pref. This railway is known as an a… https://t.co/cKRYXhrhHM
TOKYO LUXEY @tokyoluxey - 2020-07-28
Izumo is a city not only home to the country’s second most important shrine, Izumo Taisha, but also home to a vibra… https://t.co/Zc0fMOUfYm
Liberate Japan @Liberate_japan - 2020-07-14
This is a historic shrine called “Izumo Taisha” located in Izuno, Shimane Prefecture. I highly recommend you to vis… https://t.co/XSaIWTSxAX
荒谷岳秀 @aratanitakehid - 2020-06-22
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hiroki_kojima_721 @hiroki721kojima - 2020-06-19
【Izumo Taisha Shrine】
Japanese atmosphere.

In Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture.
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Goentai @Goentai2 - 2020-06-06
I have chosen 13 historical people for representing Japan.
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ギャラリー そうめい堂 @Soumeido - 2020-06-06
Hiroshige 'Depiction of the Worship Culture “Hotohoto” at Izumo-Taisha Shrine, Famous Places in the 60-Odd Province… https://t.co/kLGN0CKYcD
0 @u_ta_ka_ta_3 - 2020-06-05
@IanHall75240968 I live in Okayama city
Shrines are everywhere in Japan.
But if you come to Japan, you should see a… https://t.co/08cVCcpuXO
Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2020-06-02
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Inbound Three-Way Satisfaction Japan @iTWSjapan - 2020-05-18
Izumo-taisha shrine is one of the most ancient and important Shinto shrines in Japan. I believe that deities in the… https://t.co/ob3B0c4Dw8
Travel and Foods @73eats - 2020-05-15

Did you know at the foot of Izumo Taisha Shrine is said to be the birthplace of Zenzai?… https://t.co/Yo8sT14GsK
Japan Cheapo @JapanCheapo - 2020-05-14
Izumo Taisha is #Japan’s second most important Shinto shrine and considered the country's oldest. https://t.co/ImeBE26wGm
Jussilinho Ángel Castro @JussiCastro - 2020-05-14
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Archillect Context @archicontext - 2020-05-05
. @archillect Related keywords: 'Izumo-taisha, Architecture, Metabolism, Shinto, Shrine, Architect, Building, Moder… https://t.co/ZoEKj06e4z
English/Kolbe Marie John Little Paul @kolbe_Marie_en4 - 2020-05-04
Japanese purification begins when Ise Shrine is burnt. The angel will do it. Next is Atsuta Jingu, Izumo Taisha, an… https://t.co/wmE8wN0b82
runAway Japan @runAwayjapan - 2020-04-23
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Temple of Japan @JPNTemple - 2020-04-16
Izumo Taisha:Shrine in Izumo, Shimane. It is famous as a shrine dedicated to the god of marriage. https://t.co/zeZYRb0Yrv
THE GATE🇯🇵 【Japan travel media】 @TheGateJapan - 2020-04-14
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