Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

MAPCODE for car park : 258 832 552

Izumo Taisha is built like a symbol in the land of Izumo, which is called the land of the gods. A temple with a history of thousands of years. Izumo Taisha is the most famous shrine in Japan, along with Ise Jingu. According to the unique folklore, the myriad of gods around Japan all gather to this shrine to conduct meetings once a year. Famous as the god of marriage and the god of good fortune. This month is called Kan-na-dzuki (the month without gods) in Japan, except for Izumo where it's called Kami-ari-dzuki (the month with gods). There is no record giving the date of establishment. The shrine is tied to an ancient myth called "The Hare of Inaba." The myth recounts how the Shinto divinity, Okuninushi, helped a hare that had tricked a group of sharks in order to be able to cross the sea without swimming. The hare's trick was discovered and the sharks ripped its skin off. Okuninushi was on his way to meet the beautiful princess Yakami in the Inaba Province when he stopped to help the hare, and even though this made him arrive late, he was able to marry the princess in the end. Praying at this shrine is unique because instead of doing two salutes two clap hands a salute like at other shrines, here you will do two salutes four clap hands a salute.

--Parking Lot: Izumo Taisha Parking Lot (出雲大社駐車場)
Fee: Free
Distance: Adjacent to Izumo Taisha Shrine
Note:385 cars. Please refer to the photo of the parking lot.

Opening hours:
(Worship) 6:00-18:00
(Amulet place) 7:00-18:00
(Treasure Hall) 8:30-16:30
* For security reasons, you will not be able to go north from Jukusha (十九社) after 16:30.
Open all year round

(Treasure Hall) Adults 300 yen, university / high school students 200 yen, junior high/elementary school students 100 yen, infants free
(Shokokan (彰古館)) Adults 200 yen, university / high school students 100 yen, junior high/elementary school students 50 yen
* Open only on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, and other special days

500m away from Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
About 50 minutes by car or 38km from/to Matsue City.
About 2 hours and 45 minutes by car or 179km from/to Hiroshima City (using the expressway).

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Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
613Osaka/KyotoOsaka/Kyotoreturn_triprelaxing1,070 km¥ 12,230check

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