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Izumo-taisha Grand Shrine and Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

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Starting from $229 USD / Adult
Discover ancient Japanese culture on this visit to the Izumo-taisha Grand Shrine and the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo. Embark on a scenic drive to one of Japan’s oldest and most sacred shrines, the Izumo-taisha Grand Shrine. Dedicated to the Shinto god of marriage, this stunning shrine was constructed in the Taisha-zukuri style, Japan’s oldest form of shrine architecture. Legend has it, that every year, during the 10th month of the lunar calendar, the gods from around Japan congregate at Izumo-taisha for their yearly meeting. Marvel at the Shimenawa Rope that hangs in the shrine, the largest in Japan. It weighs an impressive five tons. Then, continue on to the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, where you’ll admire artifacts, including the remains of Izumo-taisha’s stairway pillars and Japan’s largest collection of excavated bronze swords and bells. After exploring ancient Japanese culture, sit down to a delicious Japanese set lunch menu.
  • Visit Japan’s most famous shrine, the Izumo-taisha Grand Shrine.
  • Learn about ancient Izumo culture at the Shimane Museum, viewing bronze swords and other ancient artifacts.
  • Enjoy a delicious Japanese set menu lunch.
What to bringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Local currency
What to wearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Light clothing
Important notesShow
  • Please note that the drive time to the Izumo-taisha Grand Shrine is approximately 90 minutes each way.
  • Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
  • Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 1500 feet over flat and gravel surfaces.
  • Tour sequence may vary.
  • Guests with dietary restrictions are kindly asked to advise the shore excursions team of their needs at least 48 hours prior to departure of the tour.
Location Sakaiminato, Japan Sakaiminato, Japan
Tour Code E52L E52L
Duration7.50 Hours 7.50 Hours
Activity Level#Strenuous #Strenuous
#A meal is served on this excursion.
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