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Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Chugoku  /  Shimane Prefecture  /  Izumo

Izumo

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Historic Sites
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines. Dubbed the birthplace of Japan, the area features a museum of ancient Izumo, showcasing an extensive collection of ceremonial bronze bells and swords. Other highlights from Izumo sightseeing include its lighthouse, winery, and other cultural museums. Take a pleasant hike in the nearby gorge, and then fill up on the local soba noodles. Add Izumo and other destinations in Japan to your travel plans using our Japan online driving holiday planner.
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