Uncover the Mysteries of Izumo: Discover Izumo Oyashiro Shrine and Ancient Marvels!

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Izumo Oyashiro 1-Day Walking Tour

Welcome to the mystical realm of Izumo, where ancient legends come to life and sacred rituals intertwine with history. Join us on a captivating journey through time as we explore the revered Izumo Oyashiro Shrine and its neighboring wonders. Delve into the heart of Japanese mythology as our expert storyteller guides you through hidden paths and sacred rituals, revealing the secrets of gods and heroes. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Izumo's past at the Museum of Ancient Izumo History, where ancient treasures and mythical tales await. Prepare to be enchanted by the allure of Izumo's ancient wonders.

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Adult (13-99)
Child (3-12)
Infant (0-2)


  • Guided Mythical Journey: Join our storyteller for an immersive exploration of Izumo Oyashiro, where captivating tales of myth and legend come to life.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Discovery: Uncover hidden gems around Izumo Oyashiro, led by our expert storyteller, revealing lesser-known sites and untold stories.
  • Sacred Prayer Experience: Offer your wishes at Izumo Oyashiro during a solemn prayer visit, guided by our storyteller, followed by an exclusive glimpse of the revered "Hassokumon" gate.
  • Historical Enlightenment: Gain insights into the shrine's history at the Museum of Ancient Izumo History, as our storyteller provides engaging commentary on Izumo Oyashiro and ancient traditions.


Izumo Oyashiro, known as the “God of Marriage,” and renowned for the “Myth of the White Hare of Inaba,” enshrines Okuninushi no Okami, the deity who played a pivotal role in Japanese mythology. Okuninushi, revered as the god of nation-building, traversed numerous challenges to pioneer the development of the land. He is also famed for the myth of relinquishing the land to Amaterasu Omikami, the Sun Goddess. The origin of Izumo Oyashiro dates back to this myth, as it was constructed as compensation for this transfer of land. At the end of Shinmon Street, lined with various shops, lies Seidamari, marking the entrance to the grounds of Izumo Oyashiro. From the torii gate at Seidamari, visitors follow the approach road to reach the hall of worship and the main shrine. Within the expansive grounds, besides the hall of worship and the main shrine, one can find numerous other shrines and facilities unique to Izumo Oyashiro. During this tour, participants will explore shrines and facilities outside the main grounds of Izumo Oyashiro associated with its rich mythology. Led by knowledgeable storytellers well-versed in the tales, visitors will delve into the mythical sites, including those related to the handing over of the kingdom. This tour promises to unveil the hidden secrets of Izumo Oyashiro, offering insights beyond the usual visitor experience.Izumo Oyashiro Gohonden (The main shrine ) Image provided by: Shimane  Prefecture Tourism Federation.

Izumo Oyashiro Gohonden (The main shrine ) Image provided by: Shimane  Prefecture Tourism Federation.



Day1 10:00 a.m. Meet in front of the Seidamari Torii gate at Izumo Oyashiro.
10:15 a.m. Explore Inasa-no-hama beach, Kamigamiya shrine, and Byobu Iwa (Folding Screen Rock) in the vicinity of Izumo Oyashiro.
11:15 a.m. Stroll along the path used for welcoming the gods during the Kami-Mukae ceremony.
11:45 a.m. Lunch and leisurely walk along Shinmon-dori (Shinmon Street). Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping.
1:30 p.m. Visit Izumo Oyashiro.
Participate in the shrine’s ascension ceremony, wander through the shrine grounds, and visit notable spots like Meishu Shrine and Manai Fountain.
3:00 p.m. Explore the Ancient Izumo History Museum.
Learn about the history of Izumo Oyashiro and the broader historical context of Izumo.
4:00 p.m. End of the tour.


  • Duration

    A small-group guided cultural tour with an expert bilingual guide

  • Price per person (tax incl.)

    1 person: ¥69,000 (JPY)
    2 people: ¥41,040 (JPY)
    3 people: ¥31,680 (JPY)
    4 people: ¥27,000 (JPY)
    5 People: ¥24,240 (JPY)
    6 people: ¥22,440 (JPY)
    For groups of more than 6 people, please contact us separately for pricing

  • Availability

    Available year-round

  • Meeting time and place

    9:50 a.m., Meet at the Seidamari Torii gate of Izumo Oyashiro

  • End of Tour

    4:00 p.m. at the Ancient Izumo History Museum

  • Eligible participants


  • Number of participants

    2 – 6 participants

  • Japanese Level


  • Language support

    English interpreter staff (fee not included)

  • Accommodation

    If you require accommodation near the Izumo area, feel free to reach out to us for assistance with arrangements.


  • Guide fee for accompanying interpreter guide
  • First fee for ascending to Izumo Oyashiro shrine
  • Admission fee for tourist facilities: Varies depending on the facility


  • Personal expense
  • Transportation to the meeting point
  • Cost of lunch
  • Alcoholic beverages

Travel planning and implementation

Tabikala Co., Ltd. 
Registered Travel Agency with the Governor of Shimane Prefecture: Region – 106 
Shimane Governor-registered travel service arrangement business: No. 5 – Other 

Cancellation Policy for “Though Inaka” [Izumo Oyashiro 1-Day Walking Tour ]

Cancellation of the custom-ordered “Though Inaka” [Izumo Oyashiro 1-Day Walking Tour] is subject to the following charges:

Cancellation Charges:
31 or more days prior to the first day of the tour: 10% of the total tour cost
30-8 days prior to the first day of the tour: 20% of the total tour cost
7-4 days prior to the first day of the tour: 50% of the total tour cost
3-0 days prior to the first day of the tour or non-appearance: 100% of the total tour cost

Payment Refund Process:
In the event of cancellation, after the customer completes the payment of the tour cost, the refunded amount will be calculated by deducting cancellation charges, bank handling charges, and any other costs incurred by travel service providers (railway company, accommodation, etc.) from the amount already paid.
The refunded amount will be remitted to the bank account specified by the customer.

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