Hello, I’m Terrine!
In Japan, it is said that there are millions of Gods.
The October that Gods are absent is called “Kannazuki” which means that there are no Gods, and the eight million gods come together to Izumo Taisha. From such a thing, only Shimane Prefecture, where Izumo Taisha is located, calls October “Kamiarizuki” which means that there are Gods.
I think there are more gods in Shimane Prefecture than human beings. I will show you plenty of directions and attractions by transportation to Izumo Taisha, which is such an transcendent power spot.
- 1 Go to Izumo City Station on the JR Sanin Line
- 2 From Izumo City Station to Izumo Taisha by bus
- 3 Izumo Taisha Precincts
- 4 Inasa’s Beach and The Road of God’s Greet
- 5 Approach Gourmet
- 6 Take the Ichibata Train to Izumo City Station
- 7 To the next town…
Go to Izumo City Station on the JR Sanin Line
Tamatsukuri Onsen Station
I stayed at “Tamatsukuri Onsen”, famous for its beautiful-skinned hot spring, and i am aiming at Izumo Taisha from Tamatsukuri Onsen Station on the JR Sanin Line.
Marine view of Lake Shinji
The train which passes each other is paid attention, too.
From Izumo City Station to Izumo Taisha by bus
Izumo City Station
Izumo City Station is also the last stop of only existing sleeper express “Sunrise Izumo”, so if you have enough time to visit Izumo Taisha on the sleeper express, it’s good to have a taste. It’s like a moving hotel!
Get on the Ichibata Bus Taisha Line
Now, I want to go to Izumo Taisha from here, izumo taisha is about 8km away in a straight line distance from Izumo City Station, so it is necessary to change to “Ichibata Bus” or “Ichibata Train”.
This time, I chose a bus for the outbound route.Take the Ichibata Bus Taisha Line, which has a guide indication of Izumo Taisha, and go to the Main Gate Front bus stop.It takes about 25 minutes and the fare is 500 yen.
Ichibata Bus Co., Ltd.: Izumo Pipe Timetable and Fare Table Guide
Old Taisha Station
Looking at the right side of the traveling direction, you can see a heavy and splendid Japanese style architecture.This is the old Taisha Station, which was the end point of the JR Taisha Line, which was abolished in 1990, and according to izumo tourist guide’s website, this station building is praised as “the masterpiece of the Japanese style station building”.
A steam locomotive was also on display next to it.
Izumo Taisha Precincts
Downhill approach, pine approach
It is a point that the point that the diagonal back can worship the main hall most firmly.It is built in the oldest shrine architectural style in Japan called “Taisha-ku”, bearing the name of Izumo Taisha.The two bonito trees and three bazookas on the top of the roof are also characteristic.
I should have learned it in architectural history class, but I can hardly remember it.I’ll introduce it because I found the site which explains in a very easy-to-understand illustration!
The ear grows in such a small shrine.It’s so cute.
It’s not large, but it’s also attractive to have a splendid building on the side that is built into every detail using plenty of wood.
There are elongated buildings one by one to the east and west of the main hall.When God gathers in Izumo in October of the lunar calendar, God seems to stay here, so to speak, “God’s hotel”.It’s not a lot of stuff for the VIP feeling of the character.God is surprisingly small.Lol
There was a lovely white rabbit on the back side of the main hall.It is handed down from kojiki as “Inaba no Shiro Rabbit” that the lord of the great powers helped, and there are 46 rabbits in the precincts.
One of the things that i came up with when I heard about Izumo Taisha is a super huge snocrivese!This “Onote ren-nawa”, which is about 13m long and weighs 5.2 tons, seems to be handmade this size.
Kagura-den is a little far from the main shrine, so it’s easy to overlook it, so be careful.I was also dangerously passing by and did not go near it, so you can see that the Japanese flag is flying from a distance, so i don’t hesitate if you aim for it.
Inasa’s Beach and The Road of God’s Greet
15 minutes’ walk from Kagura-den to the sea
After walking down a strange road for about ten minutes, i could see the sea from the top of the hill.If it is a movie, it is a situation in which the main character seems to row a bicycle and go down.
Inasa no Hama Bentenjima
There are often cats on such a narrow road.
God’s Way “God’s Way of God’
As you move away from the sea little by little, the number of shops gradually increases.On the way, I noticed a museum called “Handen Museum”.The building is said to have been renovated from the rice and sake breweries that were built in the Edo period.
The approach continues straight from the torii in front.Here you can enjoy local gourmet food and fashionable souvenir shops on foot.Tell me some of it!
“Izumo soba” is also counted in the three large soba that you should eat absolutely when coming to Izumo.There were shops near Izumo everywhere on the approach.It is characteristic that the dish named crackko overlaps and comes out.
Take the Ichibata Train to Izumo City Station
Izumo Taishamae Station
I took a bus to go, so I’ll try to get back by train.Izumo Taishamae Station on the Ichibata Train, which is about a five-minute walk along the approach.A retro station building that was built in the early Showa era was waiting for us.
Transfer at Kawamichi Station
The train that left Izumo Taisha will go to Matsue if it is as it is, so you can change trains at kawaruin station on the way.If you want to go sightseeing in conjunction with matsue, there is also a place to take the Ichibata train.
Arrive at Izumo City Electric Railway Station
To the next town…
So, stay tuned next time!