Kodai Izumo Ōyashiro Mokei
Perhaps the oldest Shintō shrine of all, Izumo is second in importance only to Ise-jingū, the home of the sun goddess Amaterasu. The...
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Just to the right of the shrine's front gate, this museum contains exhibits on local history. These include reconstructions of the...
Lonely Planet review
To get an idea of the original size of Izumo Taisha, check out the scale model of the shrine as it was about 800 years ago, housed in a small hall on the corner opposite the main shrine gate entrance.