Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine
Famous for being one of the most important Shinto shrines in the country, Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine is home to Ōkuninushi, the god of “en-musubi” (human connections and relationships).
It is said that once a year, gods from all over the country gather here to discuss “en-musubi” and determine people’s future relationships. Because of this, many people visit the shrine to pray for good relationships.
Inasanohama Beach is the site where the traveling gods first arrive in Izumo. The beach is only 20 minutes walk from Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, and features a beautiful sunset.
195 Taisha-chou Kizukihigashi, Izumo City, Shimane
①by train: 5 minutes walk from “Izumo Taisha Mae Station” on Ichibata Electric Railway ②by bus: Ichibata bus “Seimon Mae”bus stop
Visitors to the cape can enjoy the beautiful sunset and the picturesque scenery made up of mysteriously shaped rocks and cliffs by the sea. Located nearby are the vermillion-colored Hinomisaki Shrine, and the tallest stone lighthouse in Japan.Travelers can climb to the top of the lighthouse and enjoy a 360 degree view of the cape.
Taisha-chou Hinomisaki, Izumo City
①by car: 20 minutes from Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine
②by bus: Ichibata bus “Hinomisaki” bus stop
Shinmondori Visitor Center
|Address||780-4 Taisha-chou Kizukiminami, Izumo City [MAP]|
|Hours of Operation||9:00-17:00|
|Multilingual Support||English:Part Time|
|General Tourist Information||Information only|
|Other Services||Wheelchair lending|