Previously in my old domain, I have written a post about my 2D1N in Izumo where I went to pray for a good relationship. And because of this trip, I got to know my current boyfriend!
So if you’re thinking of having a stable relationship with your boyfriend/girlfriend or maybe looking for a long term relationship, I would definitely recommend this place!
I was invited by Zynnthea to go to Izumo to pray for a good relationship (more for looking a partner), and since we were traveling around the same period, I decided to go.
My main objective to Izumo is to get into a stable and long-term relationship.
Izumo Taisha is famous for enmusubi (the connections between a man and a woman, that is, a marriage.), and most young couples and women do visit this place to pray to the gods of matchmaking that they will be able to have a happy marriage.
Took an early flight from Haneda Domestic Airport to Izumo Airport, and I was even barely awake. Zynnthea was the early bird that day. Before our flight, we bought some soraben (bento to eat in-flight) to eat in-flight as there is no food provided on the short flight.
I cannot really remember why I bought this, but I guess it was related to Ninomiya from Arashi. Zynnthea got the beef tongue bento which she highly recommended. But I’m not a big fan of beef, so I did not buy the set she recommended.
On-board the flight, we managed to catch a clear view of Mount Fuji!
After 1 hour and 25 minutes of flight time, we reached Izumo Airport!
After reaching the airport, we took a bus from the Airport to Izumo Taisha (a day trip ticket). The journey from the Airport to Izumo Taisha was pretty long, but thankfully, the driver was nice to keep us entertained. It was a great insight to me.
After reaching Izumo Taisha bus stop, our first stop was Starbucks!
The interior was really pretty (sorry, I do not have any pictures), and as it was near the New Year, they were selling New Year related stuff.
After the coffee at Starbucks, we went into Izumo Taisha to pray.
Here’s an image of me and Zynnthea being funny after praying!
After praying, Zynnthea was lucky to find a heart shaped stone on the floor as we walked out of the shrine.
We had ample time before the bus comes back to pick us up from the bus stop, so we went to Inasanohama Beach. Didn’t imagined it to be so far, and the the winds were pretty strong back then!
After that, we decided to wait for a bus to bring us all the way up to Hinomisaki Shrine (日御碕神社), which was about nearly 30 mins to 1 hour away from Inasanohama Beach.
At Hinomisaki Shrine, it was really quiet and there were not many tourists visiting. We waited for quite sometime for the next bus to come.
While waiting for the bus, we waited at a nearby shop and had some octopus and tea to keep ourselves full.
The octopus was grilled on the spot, and it was really yummy!
Then, we took the bus back to Izumo Taisha, and then another bus to Matsue!
The journey from Izumo Taisha to Matsue was a little long, so everyone slept on the bus. And the bus driver was really nice to bring each and everyone of us to our accomodations for the night.
Much thanks to Zynnthea for booking this ryokan, Shiraisiya (白石家). The service by the staff was really good, and I really enjoyed myself there!
Not only that, you can to choose the yukata you want to wear in the ryokan!
This was our room for the night! Once you enter in, it is as shown in the picture. But after your dinner, they will help you place the futon on the floor for you to sleep!
We also had the dinner option which Zynnthea chose. It was really yummy!
There was the Shimane beef, but I guess it was not up to my liking as I rarely eat beef.
After dinner, we took a break and watch the TV before calling it day.
Will continue on Day 2 of my 2D1N in Izumo in my next post!