Izumo Shrine

Izumo Shrine

Izumo Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shimane prefecture in Chugoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Okuninushi no Mikoto ( the god of land, wealth, medicine and encouragement of new industry ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Izumo Shrine
"出雲大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 195, Taisyachokizukihigashi, Izumo-shi, Shimane, Japan
"島根県出雲市大社町杵築東195" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Izumo I.C. on the Sanin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0853-53-3100

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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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