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Izumo Taisha Shrine
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This shrine represents the province of Izumo, the so called ”Land of Gods.” In the Shinto tradition, the month of October is called ”Kannazuki (the month when there are no gods.” In the province of Izumo, however, this month is called ”Kamiarizuki (the month of the gods).” It was said that all the gods of Japan congregate annually at Izumo. The shrine is also known as the deity of matchmaking.
195 Kizukihigashi, Taishacho, Izumo, Shimane
Shrine treasure house/SanctuaryAdults 150Children 50
In October, when the gods are reunited here at this shrine, this place is filled with tourists who come here to see many religious ceremonies.
A 10-minute walk from the "Izumo Taishamae" station on the Ichibata Line.
Take a bus bound for Izumo Taisha/Hinomisaki on the Ichibata Bus line from the Izumoshi Station on the JR Line, and alight at Izumo Taisha stop.
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