出雲市Izumo City

Welcome to Izumo, birthplace of Japanese myths.

Encompassed by ancient traditions and new ideas, this land is the birthplace of Japanese myths and legends. We hope the encounters and experiences you have here will blossom into something wonderful.

transportation
Izumo City Birthplace of Japanese Myths - ancient japan izumo travel guide

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. 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 a lacquered 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 view of town and feel an atmosphere unlike anywhere else in Japan.

日本遺産

The Sunset in the Sacred Land of Izumo.

The shoreline at the west end of the Shimane Peninsula is well known as the setting of Izumo’s mythology. Located on this shoreline are Inasa no Hama Beach and Hinomisaki Cape, both of which offer magnificent views of the sunset.