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 read about Izumo Taisha first in the famous Japanese language learning series called "Minna no Nihongo". So I wanted to see what it is like on the real site. When I visited it, I have realized how.....  more »
  • Taisha Shrine is one of the oldest shrines with hand made heavy rope in front of worship hall. I saw many shrines in Japan, but before I didn't see this type of rope, there is a story behind this...  more »
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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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