8 Sights in Izumo, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Izumo, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Izumo, Japan.

1. Izumo Grand Shrine

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Izumo-taisha , officially Izumo Ōyashiro, is one of the most ancient and important Shinto shrines in Japan. No record gives the date of establishment. Located in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, it is home to two major festivals. It is dedicated to the god Ōkuninushi , famous as the Shinto deity of marriage and to Kotoamatsukami, distinguishing heavenly kami. The shrine is believed by many to be the oldest Shinto shrine in Japan, even predating the Ise Grand Shrine.

Wikipedia: Izumo-taisha (EN), Website

2. Izumo Science Center

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The Izumo Science Center is a science center located in Izumo-shi, Shimane Prefecture, Japan that operates both as a school and as a center for public education. The pupils in Izumo-shi, from third grade through junior high school, take lessons in natural science. On weekends, the center hosts events about science and manufacturing for the general public. About 150,000 people, as many as the population of Izumo-shi, visit there every year.

Wikipedia: Izumo Science Center (EN)

3. 万九千神社

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万九千神社 tanohei / CC BY-SA 3.0

Mankusen Shrine is a shrine located in Hikawa Town, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture. It is commonly known as the Mankusen Shrine. On the same site, the shrine of Tachimushi Shrine is built. It is said to be the last stop in Izumo for the eight million gods who gather in the month of Kamizai. There is no main shrine, and behind the worship hall there is a 3-meter-high Iwakura surrounded by a ball wall.

Wikipedia: 万九千神社 (JA)

4. 鰐淵寺

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Gakuen-ji (鰐淵寺) is a Buddhist temple located in the Besshō neighborhood of the city of Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The temple's full name is Uryōzan Gakuen-ji . It belongs to the Tendai sect of Japanese Buddhism, and its honzon is a statue of Senjū Kannon and Yakushi Nyōrai. Its ground so have been designated a National Historic Site since 2016

Wikipedia: Gakuen-ji (EN)

5. 上島古墳

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The Ageshima Kofun (上島古墳) is a Kofun period keyhole-shaped burial mound, located in the Kunitomi-chō neighborhood of the city of Izumo, Shimane in the San'in region of Japan. The tumulus was designated a National Historic Site of Japan in 1957. It is believed to have been built in the middle of the 6th century, or towards the end of the Kofun period.

Wikipedia: Ageshima Kofun (EN)

6. 醫王山 一畑寺

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Ichibataji is a Buddhist temple located in Kokai -cho, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture. The mountain name is Mt. The religion is the Rinzai Soujinji Temple, and is the headquarters of the Ichibata Yakushi Order. Also known as Ichibata Yakushi, it is known as a "pharmacist of the eyes."

Wikipedia: 一畑寺 (JA), Website

7. Kōjindani Site

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The Kōjindani Site is an archaeological site consisting of the remains of a Yayoi period ritual site located in the Hikawa-cho neighborhood of the city of Izumo, Shimane Prefecture in the San'in region of Japan. The site was designated a National Historic Site of Japan in 1987.

Wikipedia: Kōjindani Site (EN)

8. Hinomisaki Shrine

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Hinomisaki Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Izumo, Shimane a few miles away from Izumo-taisha dedicated to Amaterasu and Susanoo-no-Mikoto. It is a branch shrine of Izumo Taisha, and has a document identifying Susanoo with Matarajin.

Wikipedia: Hinomisaki Shrine (EN)


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