Kumano-Taisha Shrine

Travel Guide - Kumano-Taisha Shrine


Kumano-Taisha is a beautiful shrine located in southern Matsue.
The shrine is dedicated to the god Susanoo who defeated Yamata-no-Orochi, a legendary Eight-Forked Serpent appears in Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) and Nihon Shoki (The Chronicles of Japan).
There is also a monument of Japan's first Waka poetry which begins with the famous phrase "Yakumo-Tatsu (Eight Clouds Rising) ..." written by Susanoo standnding in the precincts of the shrine.

Opening Hours

  • Open 24 hours


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 23 minutes from JR Matsue Station by the bus bound for Yakumo. Get off at Yakumo Bus stop, then transfer to the bus bound for Kumano. Get off at Kumano-taisha Bus stop (16 minutes bus ride).
  • 30 minutes taxi ride from JR Matsue Station

Address / Location

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