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
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.