出雲Ancient Japan, IZUMO

Izumo’s quiet rural nature belies a history that stretches back to Japan’s very beginnings. Long before there was a Kyoto or Nara, this region was the center of what was known as Shinkoku, the Country of the Gods.

神社仏閣

Explore the most ancient shrine in Japan.

Many of the shrines in the Izumo area figure prominently in these ancient myths and the beginnings of Japanese culture. None is more famous than Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. All of Japan's Shinto deities come here during the tenth month of the old lunar calendar.

食事お酒

One of the attractions for tourists is Izumo soba.

The most famous style for Izumo soba is warigo soba, which is served in lacquer ware made of three round boxes placed one on top of another.

旅行体験

Discover many amazing things in Izumo.

There are many places where you should visit in mythical land Izumo. You can walk and eat food while enjoying the sceneries of the city and feel an atmosphere unlike anywhere else in Japan.