Even though of modern design, Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo hosts exhibits about the area's distant past. The collection of artifacts held here includes bronze swords, bells, and clay figurines. The most precious item in the museum is a massive pillar--over a 1 m (39 in) in diameter--which probably supported the main hall of a 13th-century shrine. According to local legend, the wooden shrine stood 48 m (157 ft) tall. To visit Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo and other attractions in Izumo, use our Izumo online tour planner .
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo Reviews
出雲大社に行ったついで程度で立ち寄りましたが、予想に反して興味深く見学できました。千木、巨大柱、古代の出雲大社の復元模型、同じく古代出雲の出土品など次から次へとあきさせない展示でした。前の駐車場も広いです。こちらの駐車場から出雲大社へも行くことができるようになっていました。おすすめだと思います。 more »I stopped by about a degree after i went to Izumo Taisha, but i was able to visit it unexpectedly interestingly. It was an exhibition that did not make you want to be exposed one after another, such as chigi, giant pillars, restoration models of the ancient Izumo Taisha shrine, and also the excavated products of ancient Izumo. The parking lot in front of it is also large. It was able to go to Izumo Taisha from the parking lot of this place. I think it's recommended.
見入ってしまう展示がたくさんあり、時間が足りなかったです。 特に出雲大社本殿の復元模型が、いろんな研究者の説に基づいて 制作されており、古代の出雲大社が当時どんな存在だったのか、 考えさせられます。ミュージアムショップや喫茶も充実していて、 好きな方はいつまでもいたいと思います。 more »There were a lot of exhibits to look at, and there was not enough time. In particular, the restoration model of Izumo Taisha Main Hall is based on the theory of various researchers, and it makes me think about what the ancient Izumo Taisha was like at that time. There are plenty of museum shops and coffee shops, and if you like it, i'd like to stay here forever.
Very interesting and engaging museum explaining various details about the region and the Izumo shrine. There was a special exhibition on about carvings found in the area, but photos were not allowed. Well worth it, as a combination with visiting the Izumo Shrine.
Excellent compliment with Izumo-taisha. Don’t miss out!
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