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
出雲旅行で、最高によかったスポットの一つ。黄金色に輝く銅刀（復元）が、壁一面にズラリと並ぶコーナーは圧巻。古代の大刀（復元）を手に持ってみるコーナ―なんかもあって、古代史に興味が薄い人も楽しめる工夫がなされている。 博物館の外にウサギの像がいくつもあって、地味に可愛い。 more »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.
展示物のところに説明してくださる方がいて、詳しく話が聞けて良かったです。あまり時間がなかったので、前半しか聞けませんでしたが、今度はゆっくり回りたいです。 more »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.
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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