Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, Izumo

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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 .
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  • It is a very beautiful facility because it is new. There is also a special exhibition, so i think half a day is necessary if you want to take a closer look. I think that children show no interest at all, so i think it's a good idea to go there only for adults、、、、
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  • Several volunteer guides are stationed there, and you can explain them without having to make a reservation. I'll tell you in detail. Admission fee was included for the visit in Yagamon. After the time was over, I visited again because it was OK to re-enter the museum on the day.
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  • 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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