The land of the gods and their meeting place every 10th month of the lunar calendar. Popularly known for Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine where the god of “en” (the ties that bind us together) is enshrined. A local delicacy which also happens to be one of the three major varieties of soba is Izumo soba, which is traditionally eaten in a three-tier lunch box. Climb to the top of the oldest stone masonry lighthouse in japan which sits overlooking the Sea of Japan.
Located next to Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, this museum introduces the history and culture of ancient Izumo and Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. The collection includes the largest amount of ancient bronze swords and bronze bell-shaped vessels (National Treasures) which were excavated in tremendous scales from two sites in Izumo. It also houses the Uzubashira Pillar, a huge pillar found in the ruins of the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, and a 1/10 scale model of the main hall of ancient Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine that was said to be as high as 48m.
99-4, Kizukihigashi, Taisha-cho, Izumo City
http://www.izm.ed.jp/english/ (EN/KR/ 簡 / 繁 )
[Mar. – Oct.] 9am – 6pm (Last admission at 5:30pm)
[Nov. – Feb.] 9am – 5pm (Last admission at 4:30pm)
Closed every third Tue. of the month (or third Wed. if third Tue. is a holiday)
University Students: ¥200
Elementary/ Junior High/ High School Students: ¥100
50% discount *rates vary according to exhibition
25min via Ichibata Bus (bound for Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine/ Hinomisaki) from Bus Stop ① at JR Izumoshi Sta. to ‘Seimon-mae’ bus stop. Then walk 2min.
10min walk from Ichibata Railway Izumo Taisha-mae Sta.
EN / KR / 簡 / 繁
Opened in April 1993, Tezen Museum’s main exhibits are art works and traditional crafts from the Izumo region. In the museum collection, hundreds of works are on display ranging from arts and crafts (pottery, lacquer ware, metalwork, woodwork etc.) full of local colours to the more daily living ware. The museum building was a former sake storehouse and rice storehouse built in the Edo period. Enjoy your time here while appreciating the artworks and surrounding garden in the quiet atmosphere between storehouses.
2450-1, Kizukinishi, Taisha-cho, Izumo City
9am – 4:30pm
Closed every Tue. (or Wed. if Tue. is a holiday), New Year holidays, between exhibitions
Elementary/ Junior High/ High School Students: Free
30min via Ichibata Bus (bound for Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine/ Hinomisaki) from bus stop ① at JR Izumoshi Sta. to ‘Izumo Taisha Renrakusho’ bus stop. Then walk 10min.
15min walk from Ichibata Railway Izumo Taisha-mae Sta.
Situated in the middle of Izumo Plain filled with rich nature, the Izumo Museum of Quilt Art opened its door as the first quilt museum in Japan. The museum is set in a 200-year-old Japanese traditional house constructed of Izumo style. Quilt works produced by Mutsuko Yawatagaki who is a leading expert on Japanese style quilting are displayed alongside ‘ikebana’ (flower arrangements), seasonal room decorations and the four seasonal themed exhibitions per year. Passing down the culture of Izumo and the Japanese spirit to the next generation is the main concept of this museum through its space, atmosphere and aesthetic beauty of the setting of the museum.
330, Fukutomi, Hikawa-cho, Izumo City
10am – 5pm
Every Wed. and the third Sun. of the month (open if it is a holiday)
Elementary/ Junior High/ High School Students: ¥350
20min from JR Izumoshi Sta.
10min from JR Naoe Sta.
7min from Izumo Airport.
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In July of 1984, 358 bronze swords were excavated at the Kojindani Site. The number of swords found in one site exceeds the total number of bronze swords excavated nationwide to date. In the following year, bronze bellshaped vessels and spearheads were also excavated from the site, making a huge impact on the history of ancient times. (These bronze implements are designated as a National Treasure.) It can be said that this museum is a great compilation of the results of surveys and research at the mysterious Kojindani site.
873-8, Kanba, Hikawa-cho, Izumo City
9am – 5pm (Last admission at 4:30pm)
Closed every Tue. (or Wed. if Tue. is a holiday), Dec.29 – Jan. 3
Special Exhibitions: rates vary according to exhibition
20min from JR Izumoshi Sta..
2min from Hikawa IC on San-in EXPWY.
North Parking (64 cars) or South Parking (126 cars