Only 34km west of Matsue, Izumo has one major attraction – the great Izumo Taisha shrine (53-3100; 195 Kizuki Higashi Taisha-chō; 6am-8pm), one of Japan’s two top Shintō sites along with Ise-jingū. It’s hard to see behind its fence but definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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