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Have you ever been to Japan for travel? Especially, The Tokyo Olympics is held on this summer. Surely, many people are willing to come to Japan. So, Here is the Best Place to visit when you come to Japan.
-  Senso-Ji – Highlight Spot in Tokyo
- Izumo Taisha  Best Spot in Japan
- Koyasan  Best Travel spot in Japan
- Nikko Shrine (Tosyogu)  Highlight, Travel in Japan
- Shirakawa-Go  Best World Heritage in Japan
Izumo Tisha (Shrine)
Izumo Taisha Shrine in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, known as the god of marriage. Many worshipers come from all over the country, mainly women wishing to marry and fulfill their love. In order to worship you, we want to receive the thanks (profit) of God in a proper way of worship. This section introduces Izumo Taisha’s proper worship practices and the surrounding hidden power spots.
It is said that Izumo Taisha was built during the Nara period (Julian calendar from 710 to 794). However, it is too old to know the age of construction, which was so clear that the number of years described in the Kojiki was 1,300 years. In the myths of Japan, the great lord Ookininushi wolf, who played an active role as the main character, is enshrined. At present, the great lord Ogami is a priest, but in the Middle Ages, there was also a time when Susanoo, a god close to Izumo, enshrined. The god of deities was an important character in mythology, and it passed down from ancient times to the present day as one of the most important cultural properties.
The current main shrine was built in 1744 and designated a national treasure in 1952.
The height of the main shrine is eight heights (24 meters), and it is the oldest shrine building style in Japan called “Taisha-zo”.
In ancient times, three large trees bundled into iron pillars to form a single pillar, and the height was 16 (48 meters).
Amulet in Izumo shrine
Izumo Taisha has a total of twelve types of talismans, of which the two introduced, the marriage talismans, “Ken Yuzumori” and “Ken Mubi no Yarn”. “Enmu” is woven with golden thread on red ground, and there are three kinds of patterns, each for 1000 yen. On the other hand, a rare type of “Enmu-Bushi-no-yarn”, which is a rare type of amulet, is a long red-and-white silk thread in an envelope, costing 1,000 yen each. The silk thread type was sewn into clothes in the past.
So, the places where you can get the Izumo Taisha red seals are the Kagura Hall and the red seal award station. Please note that the opening hours of the Goshuin graduation center vary slightly depending on the month you go.
[Opening hours for the Gosho stamping place]
March to October: 6:00 to 20:00
November to February: 6:30 to 20:00
Izumo Taisha Shrine has a long history, but is known as a power spot and marriage in modern times and is very popular. Many people may think of a love affair when they hear a marriage, but it also includes the relationship between work and friendship.
Kazuki in the lunar calendar called “Kamiarizuki” in Izumo, and in October, gods from all over the country gather and hold a meeting on marriage. The next meeting of the gods will be held from Monday, October 28 to Tuesday, November 26 in 2019, so if you are interested in marriage, why not visit it?
Souvenir in Izumo Shrine
Izumo-Taisha dotted with shops that sell sweets and miscellaneous goods related to the border, and most of them have cute and quirky souvenirs. You can use it as a souvenir for your own memories, or you will surely pleased with someone’s souvenir.
It is a Japanese confectionery that is popular among locals. And the surface made of castella dough and contains plenty of homemade white bean paste. They also sell roses and if you put them in a cosmetic box, they will last for about two weeks. If you want to buy souvenirs but want to take a short walk, we recommend Tawara Manju!
Information Izumo Shrine
|Address||195 Taishacho Kizukihigashi, Izumo, Shimane 699-0701|
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