Izumo Taisha Shrine, Izumo

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 .
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  • i is very nice shrine.Also part of Japan culture and tradition. i enjoy it very much. everyone should visit it. Good place for photography  more »
  • It is a local shrine, but it introduces the good and bad things that are said in the local area. Because it is a shrine with tremendous power, good and bad things happen depending on how you visit. Why did you have a traffic accident on your way home from the new visit? It is a feeling. There are times when there is a mistake in the way of thinking of the person, but it is said that it is because it does not properly pay the prayer without being rude to God. Do you pray after cleaning both hands and mouth in the hand water house properly? Don't you walk in the middle when you pass through the torii gate? In the middle is God's path, so walk in either corner. It is said that if you visit a shrine in Avec, you will break up. This is a caution. God is not sitting facing in front of us in the main shrine. He is sitting facing west. After you ask the shrine normally, there is a place to ask the west side, so please go there and ask again. At last, you can ask from the front of God. Please ask me after I say the address and the name properly in my mind. This is important. In addition, there is a way of visiting the core. You can exchange The Sand of God with "Sand on Inasa Beach" and bring it back. Please power up. For more information, try searching. Then, a good visit!
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  • It's quiet big shrine and peaceful. Behind the shrine there is big forest which has lots of shrines. But those are restricted to normal people and can be accessed by priest and monks who is serving in this shrine.
  • Visiting the home of all Japanese Gods is unforgettable. The Shrine was grand and massive with rich historical backgrounds. Walking around the famous power spot calmed me down and left me in awe.
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