• How to go to ’Izumo Taisha (出雲大社)’ by train

    From around Matsue station to Izumo Taisha shrine by train!

'Izumo Taisha (出雲大社)' is famous good matchmaking spot. So, many people come here to pray for a good relationship.   On this page, we will introduce the means of transportation from Matsue Station to Izumo Taisha (出雲大社) in photographs!

How to go to ’Izumo Taisha (出雲大社)’ by train

Start 'Matsue Shinjiko-Onsen Station (松江しんじ湖温泉駅)'.
It takes about 40 minutes to walk from Matsue station to here.

we will glad you when refered in sight-seeing.

Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Station

Ashiyu (足湯 / Footbath) is here, side of station.

Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Station

If you want to buy towel, 100 yen at the shop.

AM 7:24.   Get on 'Ichibata railway (一畑電鉄)' bound for 'Dentetsu Izumo City (電鉄出雲市行き)'.

Ichibata railway

Matsue Shinjiko-Onsen Station (松江しんじ湖温泉駅).

Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Station

This train is "Shimanekko-go (しまねっこ号)".


Cat (mascot character in Shimane) in japanese, is 'Neko'.
Shimane + Neko + kko (native word) = Shimanekko (しまねっこ).

Arrive at 8:12 'Kawato Station (川跡駅)'.   And transit a next to platform.

Kawato Station

Train was already arrived there, Please transfer to the next train. *depart for after 2min.

Kawato Station行

Wow, Shimanekko (しまねっこ) satting down the seat on the first car of this train.


Arrive at 8:25 'Izumo Taisha Mae Station (出雲大社前駅)'.   This 'Izumo Taisha Mae Station' is the last stop on the Line.

Izumo Taisha Mae Station

Izumo area are lots of illustrations like this.

Izumo area

'Izumo Taisha Mae Station (出雲大社前駅)' building was registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of country in 1996.

Izumo Taisha Mae Station

The station is a modern western style building.

Izumo Taisha Mae Station

The station opened on February 2, 1930.
One-storied of ferro concrete. And the semicircular roof shape is characteristic.

Izumo Taisha Mae Station

The road in front of station called 'Shinmon-dori (神門通り / street)', crowded anytime.


There are two cute rabbits. This is Gemstone accessory shop.


Starbucks Coffe (Izumo Taisha store).

Starbucks Coffe

'Seidamari (勢溜)' is road of approach to a Izumo Taisha shrine (出雲大社).
after 9am, seems many people walk here.

Izumo Taisha

photographed on Feb. 2016.

Many people heading from the airport will head directly to Izumo Taisha (出雲大社).
If you go by train, refered this article. thank you.

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