Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, Izumo

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Even though of modern design, Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo hosts exhibits about the area's distant past. The collection of artifacts held here includes bronze swords, bells, and clay figurines. The most precious item in the museum is a massive pillar--over a 1 m (39 in) in diameter--which probably supported the main hall of a 13th-century shrine. According to local legend, the wooden shrine stood 48 m (157 ft) tall. To visit Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo and other attractions in Izumo, use our Izumo online tour planner.
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  • This museum is packed with artifact and info about the area. You should probably visit this before heading to the shrine. The audio guide was really nice and I enjoyed this museum a lot! There's a.....  more »
  • good for take time visit here to know more about japan ancient story & religion esp for Izumo is important place of it.  more »
  • Very interesting and engaging museum explaining various details about the region and the Izumo shrine. There was a special exhibition on about carvings found in the area, but photos were not allowed. Well worth it, as a combination with visiting the Izumo Shrine.
  • Excellent compliment with Izumo-taisha. Don’t miss out!

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