Izumo-Taisha Grand Shrine

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Izumo-Taisha Grand Shrine
Izumo-Taisha Grand Shrine Izumo-Taisha Grand Shrine
Izumo-Taisha Grand Shrine
Izumo-Taisha Grand Shrine
Izumo-Taisha is one of the most important and the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan. It is dedicated to Okuninushi-no-Mikoto, who is known as the Shinto deity of marriage. It is said that the shrine has been a center of worship since mythological times. The main hall of the shrine is constructed in a purely Japanese architecture style known as taish-zukuri. It is designated as a national treasure. In the tenth month of the year, all the divinities nationwide are believed to assemble in the shrine.

Address 195 Kitsuki Higashi Taish-cho, Izumo-shi, Shimane-ken
Phone 0853-53-3100
Open 6am-8pm
Access 23 mins from JR Izumo-shi Station by Ichibata bus, get off at Izumotaisha (Hinomisaki) 出雲大社(日御碕), right up the shrine gates
35 mins from Izumo Airport by a direct bus