Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, Izumo

4.4
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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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  • One of the best spots on the Izumo trip. The golden copper sword (restored) is lined up all over the wall. There is also a corner that tries to hold an ancient sword (restore) in hand, and it is devised that people who are not interested in ancient history can enjoy it. There are many rabbit statues outside the museum, and they are sober and cute.
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  • There was a person who explained it to the exhibition, and it was good to hear the story in detail. I didn't have much time, so I could only listen to the first half, but i want to go around slowly this time.
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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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