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[Shimane ]Izumo trip to meet a wonderful match

[Shimane ]Izumo trip to meet a wonderful match


Shimane Prefecture is home to Izumo-taisha Shrine, where gods from all over Japan gather to worship the god of marriage.
In this article, we will introduce recommended spots in and around Izumo-taisha Shrine, starting from the airport, as if it were a daily schedule.
We hope you will use it as a model course!

Enjoy a trip to Izumo City to visit popular spots that you should not miss when you visit Izumo City and meet a wonderful match!

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Izumo Enmitsu Airport

Shimane's air gateway "Izumo Enmikushi Airport ".
In fact, Shimane has three airports, one of which is Izumo Enmikiri Airport.

Originally named Izumo Airport, it was nicknamed "Izumo Enmusubi Airport "in 2010 because Izumo Taisha Shrine in Izumo City is also famous as "the god of marriage ".
There are many match-making spots in the surrounding area, and the wish is that "good luck "will be brought to those who use the airport.

The terminal has many spots for matchmaking, and the symbol of a heart-shaped mizuhiki is decorated on exterior windows and automatic doors, making a stroll through the terminal a fun experience!

Heart-shaped spotlights in the arrival lobby on the first floor.
I hear that this spotlight makes for a happy journey?

And somewhere on the first floor there is a silver heart secretly embedded in the ground floor.
If you step on this heart, it is secretly talked about as a good "match ".

We encourage you to enjoy the sightseeing at the airports you use at the beginning and end of your trip!

"Facility Information "
Name: Izumo Enmitsu Airport
Address: 2633-1 Okisu, Hikawa-cho, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture, 699-0551

Izumo Taisha

Izumo Enmochi Airport is about 40 minutes away by bus from "Izumo Taisha ".

Izumo Taisha Shrine is so famous that it is no exaggeration to say that "everyone knows ""it is the representative "shrine of Japan.
It is such a once-in-a-lifetime destination that it is worth coming to Shimane just to visit Izumo-taisha Shrine!

Izumo Taisha, the symbol of Izumo, the home of mythology, exudes a solemn air of thousands of years of history.

When sightseeing, first enter the approach from the Otorii gate.
As you proceed, you can enjoy the rows of pine trees that have been selected as one of the 100 most famous pine trees in Japan.
In addition, the large sacred straw rope in front of the Kaguraden is overwhelmingly powerful.

Incidentally, it is said that the preferred way to worship at Izumo-taisha Shrine is to "bow two times, four times, one time ", so please try to put it into practice.

"Facility Information "
Name: Izumo Taisha
Address:〒699-0701 Shimane Prefecture Izumo-shiOsha-choTargeting Higashi 195
Hours: Treasure House 8:30-16:30 (but admission until 16:00)
Closed: No holidays
Fee: Free of charge
Access by train: 25 minutes by Ichibata Bus from JR "Izumo City Station "to "in front of the main gate ", get off immediately.
Access by car: San'in Expressway "Izumo IC "about 18 min.
Parking: Available
Phone number: 0853-53-3100

alcohol-selling street

Located about a minute's walk from Izumo Taisha Shrine "Goen Yokocho ".
Goen Yokocho is located across from Izumo Taisha Seitame, a new shopping street that offers not only Izumo soba noodles and other local delicacies, but also fresh seafood, pickles from local vegetables, and other souvenirs.

"On days that fall on the 5 ", shoppers who spend at least 1,000 yen per store can draw a colored raffle, and if they win, they will receive a prize at a store in the shopping district.

In addition to Goyokocho, the approach to the temple is lined with many stores where visitors can buy Izumo's famous gourmet foods and souvenirs.
In this area in particular, there are many soba and zenzai noodle shops!
Please visit the temple when you come to visit the shrine!

"Facility Information "
Name: Goen Yokocho
Address:〒699-0711 Shimane Prefecture Izumo City Osha-cho Pestle Tsuchiminami 840-1 front gate
Phone number: 0853-53-5026
Access: 5 min. walk from "Izumo-taisha-mae Sta. on the Ichibata Railway Taisha Line "
Parking: Available
Office hours: 9:00-17:00 (winter), 9:00-18:00 (summer)
Regular holiday: no holiday

Inasa Beach

It is a 15-minute walk from Goen Yokocho "Inasa no Hama ".
It is famous as the beach for the Shinto ritual of welcoming the 8 million gods and goddesses.

This beach is located to the west of Izumo-taisha Shrine and is a power spot associated with the myths of the handing over of the country and the pulling out of the country.
The conspicuously round rock is called Bentenjima and houses a small shrine dedicated to Toyotamabiko-no-mikoto.

Inasa-no-hama is also known as the setting of a myth in which Okuninushi, the deity of Izumo-taisha Shrine, negotiated with Takemikazuchi no Kami, the god of thunder, who was sent from the heavens.
The meeting was held in the shade of a rock that looks like a folding screen (byobu iwa), about 50 meters uphill from the beach.

"In the Izumo Province Fudoki ", "the myth of the national tug "that continues south from Inasa-no-hama, the western coast of the Shimane Peninsula is said to be the rope connecting the Shimane Peninsula and what is now Mt. Sanbei.

It is also famous as the beach for the Shinto welcoming ceremony that welcomes the 8 million gods from all over Japan on October 10 of the lunar calendar!

"Facility Information "
Name: Inasa no Hama
Address: Inasa Kita, Osha-cho, Izumo City
Parking: Available
Access: Take the Ichibata Bus from JR Izumo City Station to "Inasa-no-hama "on the Ichibata Bus [Himizaki-line ], get off at Inasa-no-hama , and walk shortly.
13 min. walk (about 1 km) from Ichibata Bus "Izumo Taisha Liaison Office "
3 minutes drive from Izumo Taisha Shrine
15 min. walk from Izumo-taisha shrine (about 1.2 km)

Hinomiya Shrine

Located about 16 minutes by bus from Inasa-no-hama "Hinomizaki-jinja Shrine ".

This shrine, which stands against the backdrop of the Sea of Japan at sunset, is "considered to be a shrine that protects the night of Hinomoto "and is a popular power spot in Izumo.

Near the shrine there is a sacred area called "Sutra Island ", an island where landing is forbidden except for priests and others involved in the annual ritual.
As a result, it is said that many underwater ruins lie dormant in the waters of Sutra Island and that the island is famous as a breeding ground for petrels!

The Izumo Fudoki (Izumo Province Fudoki) describes the shrine as "Misaki Shrine ", and it is nicknamed "Misaki-san "by the locals, and is famous for its blessings to ward off bad luck.
In addition, many other blessings such as marriage, family fortune, marital bliss, and maritime safety can be received.

The temple is especially noted for its valuable amulets, which are awarded in limited numbers per day and are never on display.
The sand amulets available here are said to have a strong power to ward off bad luck, and are said to bring blessings for traffic safety and to ward off bad luck.

In addition, there are other amulets for traffic safety and safe childbirth, as well as amulets made of gradient beads, cute wooden zodiac charms, and a unique omikuji called "Daruma-mikuji "!
Why not pick one up?

"Facility Information "
Name: Hinomori Shrine
Address:〒699-0763 Shimane Prefecture Izumo City Osha-cho Hinomiya 455
Phone number: 0853-54-5261
Hours: 8:30-16:50 at the guard house

Izumo Nikko Lampstand

Located about a 9 minute walk from the Himigozaki Shrine "Izumo Himigozaki Lighthouse ".

It is Japan's tallest historical lighthouse made of masonry and was selected as one of the 100 best lighthouses in the world.
Its height from sea level is 63.30 m, and from the ground to the top of the tower (light tower) is 43.65 m.
On February 9, 2022, it was designated as a National Important Cultural Property.

The top of the lighthouse is an observatory where you can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the Sea of Japan stretching out before you, and on clear days, you can sometimes see Oki Island in the far north and a range of mountains to the south.

Located at the westernmost tip of the Shimane Peninsula, at the tip of a cape that juts out into the Sea of Japan, the view of the sunset is spectacular. The view of the sunset is spectacular and the night fishing fires after dark are also very romantic.
The nearby island of Sutra Island, a breeding ground for petrels, is also located nearby, with a series of oddly shaped rock cliffs eroded by the Sea of Japan.

"Facility Information "
Name: Izumo Nikko Lampstand
Address: 1478 Himizaki, Taisha-cho, Izumo-shi, Shimane 699-0763
Phone number: 0853-54-5341
Office hours: [March - September ]9:00-17:00 on Sundays and 9:00-16:30 on weekdays.
[October~February ]9:00~16:30
Admission until 20 minutes before the end of the visit
Fee: 300 yen for junior high school students and older, free for elementary school students and younger (must be accompanied by an adult)
Access: 45 min. by Ichibata Bus from Izumo City Station on the JR Sanin Line (alight at Himinozaki Lighthouse)

Stretch your legs a bit.

Tamatsukuri Hot Spring

Located about 120 minutes by bus or train from Izumo Himinozaki Lighthouse "Tamatsukuri Onsen ".

In "Izumo Province Fudoki "compiled in the Nara Period,
"Once you bathe in it, your skin will become young again, and if you bathe in it twice, you will be cured of any disease. It is so famous that people call it the hot water of God because it has never failed to cure." "Tamatsukuri Onsen "
Tamatsukuri Onsen is a hot spring resort town that every woman should visit at least once, as there are many other attractions in addition to hot springs, such as gourmet restaurants, souvenirs, and sightseeing spots that are good for bringing good luck!

The most convenient way to Tamatsukuri Onsen Town is from JR Tamatsukuri Onsen Station.
It takes about 5 minutes from the station to the hot spring resort by bus or cab.
To get there from Izumo Enmochi Airport, it takes about 30 minutes by airport bus or cab.

There are many tourist attractions in the hot spring resort area, including the photogenic spot "Kotodama Bridge ", "Taraiyu (tub bath) where you can take home Tamatsukuri Onsen spring water ", "Tamasakuyu Shrine "where you can make your own good luck charm, and "Seiganji Temple "where you can pray for beautiful skin by painting it in colors!

Let's become beautiful in body and soul by visiting not only hot springs but also sightseeing spots!

"Facility Information "
Name: Tamatsukuri Onsen Station
Address: 976 Yumachi, Tamayu-cho, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture
Business hours: Ticket office 7:35-18:15 (counter closes at 10:00-10:15 and 12:25-13:25)

Lake Shinji

Lake Shinji, which stretches from Matsue City to Izumo City in Shimane Prefecture, is the seventh largest lake in Japan. It is known for its sunsets and its production of shijimi clams.

The Shimane Prefectural Art Museum, built on the shores of Lake Shinji, is about 500 meters away from "Lake Shinji Sunset Spot ".
Walkways and terraces have been built to provide a spectacular viewpoint where you can watch the sunset along with Anegashima Island offshore, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the scenery.
The terrace is staircase-like, making it easy to take pictures.

"Facility Information "
Name: Lake Shinji Sunset Spot
Address: Sodeshi-cho, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture
Phone number: 0852-27-5843

Adachi Museum of Art

The Adachi Museum of Art, which focuses on modern Japanese paintings, is famous for its garden, the largest in Japan, along with its collection of Yokoyama Taikan.

The vast Japanese garden, covering an area of 50,000 square meters, is maintained in detail based on the belief that "a garden is also a painting ". The garden's various gardens, including a white sand and green pine garden, are beautiful in every season, spring, summer, fall, and winter.
It has been selected as the best "garden in Japan "every year in a row in the ranking of Japanese gardens by an American professional magazine.
It is also listed in the French travel guidebook "Michelin Green Guide Japon "as the only one in the San-in area with the highest rating "three stars ".

The newly created "Rosanjin Museum ", which will celebrate its 50th anniversary on April 1, 2020, is also attracting attention.

It is a sightseeing spot that you should definitely visit when you travel to Shimane!

"Facility Information "
Name: Adachi Museum of Art
Address: 320 Furukawa-cho, Yasugi-shi, Shimane 692-0064
Phone number: 0854-28-7111
Hours: 9:00-17:00 (October-March) / 9:00-17:30 (April-September)
Regular holiday: No mid-year break
Admission: Adults: 2,300 yen, University students: 1,800 yen, High school students: 1,000 yen, Elementary and junior high school students: 500 yen
Parking: Available


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