Izumo Taisha (出雲大社, Izumo Taisha , also called as Izumo Ōyashiro) is one of the most ancient and important of the Shinto shrines in Japan. Its name means “The Grand Shrine of Izumo.” (Wiki)

  • Located in Located in Taisha, Shimane Prefecture
  • Hosts two major festivals: Imperial Festival and Grand Festival
  • Dedicated to the god Ōkuninushi-no-mikoto, deity of marriage
  • Features Taisha-zukuri, a unique style of architecture
  • The main hall of Izumo Taisha and the attached buildings are National Treasures of Japan

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