Izumo Dome, the biggest wooden architectural building in JapanAs the biggest wooden building in the country (49 meters high, 143 meters in diameter), the dome is recently drawing some attention. American pine trees were used for the framework material. As the natural light comes through the roof, which is covered with white teflon film, there is no need for any lamps during daytime. The facility is used for sport events such as soccer games, baseball games as well as various other events.
The dome entry fee, 150 yen/ open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m./ 0853-25-1006
10 min. taxi ride from Izumo-shi station.
8 min. walk from Izumo-shi station.
Izumo Bunka Densho-kan (a folk museum), an exhibition of Izumo's traditionsThe Ezumi family used to be a large landowner, whose house have been reconstructed in this location to be exhibited. There are other displays such as Izumo landscape garden in the go-round style surrounded by a roofed mud-wall with pine trees, and Rikyu's (a master of tea ceremony) tea ceremony house called Dokuraku-an, that was patronized by Fumaikou, a lord of the Matsue domain. Shorai-tei, built in Sukiya-zukuri, or the style of a tea ceremony cottage is a nice break point to enjoy a cup of tea. Furthermore, the history of Izumo is introduced in the exhibition building.
Entrance fee 500 yen/ open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mondays closed (if Monday is a national holiday, the following day is closed instead)/ 0853-21-2460
Take a Ichibata bus from Izumo-shi station going to Izumo-taisha Shrine, get off at Izumo Bunka Densho-kan mae (13 min.).