Izumo attractions

Top Choice Shinto Shrine in Izumo

Izumo Taisha

Izumo Taisha, also known as Izumo Ōyashiro, is perhaps the oldest Shintō shrine in Japan. This shrine, dedicated to Ōkuninushi, god of marriage and bringer of good fortune, is as old as Japanese recorded history – t…
Museum in Izumo

Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

Just to the right of the Izumo Taisha shrine's front gate, this informative museum contains modern exhibits on local history. These include reconstructions of the shrine in its pomp, and recordings of the annual cer…
Museum in Izumo

Izumo Cultural Heritage Museum

This cultural museum in the beautifully restored former home of the lords of Izumo, the Ezumi clan, is worth a visit if only to stroll around the pretty Japanese garden. Although there's not much by way of English e…