Recommended Rout to Izumo / From Kobe: A Journey of Matchmaking Bliss, Praying for Success in Love and Career!

Shimane Prefecture is located in the Chugoku region and faces the Sea of Japan. With many historic shrines, including Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, which is a representative “power spot” of Japan, the prefecture is said to be the setting of earliest-stage nation building of Japan. It is written about in the Kojiki (Japan’s oldest historical chronicle), and is called “a land of myths and legends.”

Izumo has a wealth of charms and attractions, starting with the power to bring good luck in romance and marriage. Here are four model routes to enjoy Izumo, with stories along the way.

From Hiroshima: Visiting World Heritage / Japan Heritage sites and praying for peace

From Ise: Roots of the Japanese Story

From Kansai: Guided by the white hare to Izumo



From Kobe: A Journey of Matchmaking Bliss, Praying for Success in Love and Career!

A “Binding Bliss Tour,” visiting Japan’s representative matchmaking spots. To conclude the journey, visit Izumo Taisha Shrine, one of the most renowned good marriage ties spots in Japan, to offer prayers for a good match marriage!


Sannomiya Sta.

Ikuta Shrine

The deity enshrined, “Wakahirume no Mikoto,” is considered to be the goddess of weaving and forges favorable ties like intertwining threads.

Kitano Tenman Shrine

Kanai Koi: Expecting the blessing of successful love with the act of sprinkling water on koi (carp) statue (carp and love have the same pronunciation in Japanese, koi).

10:10 Kobe Kitano Ijinkan Gai (120 min, Lunch)

12:30 Shin-Kobe Sta.

Shinkansen (1 hr 30 min)

14:00 Shin-Kurashiki Sta.

Haguro Shrine

Musubi no Matsu: Renowned for its auspicious benefits in finding a good marriage match.

Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

Stay in Kurashiki City

7:16 Limited Express Yakumo (2 hr 30 min)

9:42 Matsue Sta.

Yaegaki Shrine

Susanoo and Inatahime, a divine couple in Japanese myth, are enshrined, bringing blessings for marital harmony and good matchmaking.

10:50 Matsue Sta.

11:20 Izumoshi Sta.

Ichibata Electric Railway

Umi Shrine

Momen Kaido (The Cotton Road)

Shinmon-dori Street

This approximately 700-meter road to the main gate of Izumo Taisha Shrine is lined with souvenir shops and places to try local cuisine.

Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

Enshrined is the deity of matchmaking, the God Okuninushi, who not only facilitates romantic love but also fosters various positive relationships.

Inasa Beach (sunset)

Stay in Izumo City

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