Izumo Oyashiro is a shrine located in Izumo City in Shimane Prefecture, whose name appeared in the oldest history book in Japan, "Kojiki". In modern times the shrine is known as a place with spiritual energy for good fortune and matchmaking. The main hall, built in 1744, is dedicated to “Okuninushi”, the divinity of “kuni-yuzuri” which means “Transfer of Land”. In 2008, the building was renovated and the deities for transferred for the first time in 60 years and today, this national treasure still attracts many worshippers. Large artifacts, such as the great sacred shrine rope and the bronze statue of the Okuninushi divinity make this shrine distinct from typical shrines, and are said to symbolize the benevolence of Okuninushi. Rituals are held 72 times per year which also make this shrine unique, such as the "Kamimukae Shinji" in October, and the "Enmusubi Taisai" festival in late November.
195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo, Shimane
[Izumo Taisha shrine office]0853-53-3100
6:00 to 20:00
No closing days
[Treasure Hall] Adults: 300 yen; University and high school students: 200 yen, Middle and elementary school students: 100 yen, Infants: Free
[Shukokan] Adults: 200 yen; University and high school students: 100 yen, Middle and elementary school students: 50 yen, Infants: Free
15 minute walk from the Izumo Taisha-mae Station on the Ichibata Electric Railway
25 minute bus ride on the Ichibata Bus from JR Izumoshi Station, get off at the Izumo Taisha Renrakujo or Izumo Taisha bus station
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