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Located in Tsuwano, this temple is the resting place of 12 generations of the Tsuwano ruling clan. It was built in 1420. It used to be a large temple which trained over 200 monks. The important historical relics of the temple can be viewed freely. Admission tickets are on sale to the right of the [...]
- Yasaka Shrine
Yasaka Shrine is located in Tsuwano Town in Western Shimane. It is dedicated to Susano and is famous for its “Heron dance” ritual which is held annually on July 20th and 27th. The tradition started in 1542 as a ritual to repel illness and bad health, and has continued ever since. In the temple grounds [...]
- Taikodani Inari Shrine
Taikodani Inari Shrine is a popular shrine located in Tsuwano in West Shimane. It is said to attract around 1 million visitors annually and is often rather crowded during the daytime. There are many Inari shrines in Japan, however, this is one of only five ‘grand’ Inari shrines in the country. It enshrines the deities [...]