9 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 9 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 (万九千神社, Makuse no Yashiro) is a Shinto shrine located in Hikawa-cho, Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. It is commonly known as Mankusenjinja. The shrine of Tachimu Shrine was built on the same site. It is said to be the last place where the eight million gods who gather at the god moon stop at Izumo. There is no main shrine, and behind the worship hall there is a 3m high Iwakura surrounded by a tama wall.

Wikipedia: 万九千神社 (JA)

4. 鰐淵寺

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Gakuenji Temple (鰐淵寺) is a temple of the Tendai sect located in Bessho-cho, Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is a floating mountain. China Kannon Sacred Ground No. 25, Izumo Kannon Sacred Ground No. 3, Izumo Koku Shinto Buddha Sacred Site No. 2. The opening of the mountain is Chiharu Shangjin, and the main statue is the two main statues, the Senju Kanseon Bodhisattva and the Yakushi Nyorai.

Wikipedia: 鰐淵寺 (JA)

5. 醫王山 一畑寺

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Ichibataji (一畑寺) is a Buddhist temple located in Kosakai, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Iouzan (醫王山). The sect is the Rinzai sect Myoshinji school, which is the head temple of the Ichihata Yakushi cult. Also known as Ichihata Yakushi, he is known as "Eye Yakushi-sama".

Wikipedia: 一畑寺 (JA), Website

6. Hinomisaki Shrine

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Hinosaki Shrine (日御碕神社, Hinosaki Jinja) is a shrine located in Hinomisaki in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Known as Misaki-san. Revered as the "Ancestor God (Oyagami)-sama" of Izumo Taisha Shrine. The 12 shrine buildings are designated as important cultural properties of the country.

Wikipedia: 日御碕神社 (JA)

7. 旧大社駅

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Taisha Station (大社駅, Taisha-eki) was a railway station (disused) on the West Japan Railway Company (JR West) Taisha Line located in the town of Taisha (now Izumo), Inagawa District, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. It was the terminal station of the line.

Wikipedia: 大社駅 (JA)

8. Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse

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The Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse (izumo hinomisaki todai) is a lighthouse located at the tip of the Hinomisaki in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. It is designated as an important cultural property of Japan.

Wikipedia: 出雲日御碕灯台 (JA)

9. 佐香神社

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Saka Shrine (佐香神社, Sakajinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Kosakai-cho, Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Also known as Matsuo Shrine. It is worshipped by sake brewers as the god of sake brewing.

Wikipedia: 佐香神社 (JA)


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