🇯🇵 Izumo is a city in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Izumo is known for Izumo soba noodles and the Izumo Taisha Shinto shrine.
Transportation Izumo is serviced by two rail networks. The first is the JR West Sanin Main Line, connecting Izumo-shi Station to Tottori through Yonago and Matsue to the east, and connecting along the coast to Ōda, Hamada and Masuda to the west. The secondary rail network is the private Ichibata Electric Railway. Dentetsu Izumo-shi Station is the terminal, and the line runs from Izumo to Matsue, passing through and connecting Hirata. The Dentetsu line also branches out and runs to Izumo Taisha from Kawato Station. A JR West service to Taisha ran until 1990 when the line was closed and Izumo-Takamatsu and Arakaya stations removed. Taisha JR railway station still exists as a historic building. There is one airport inside the city of Izumo, Izumo Airport, located in the former town of Hikawa.
Izumo has a population of over 172,039 people. Izumo also forms part of the wider Shimane Prefecture which has a population of over 665,205 people.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Izumo has a town twinning relationship with the following cities: 🇺🇸 Santa Clara, California, USA; 🇨🇳 Hanzhong, China; 🇫🇷 Évian-les-Bains, France; 🇫🇮 Kalajoki, Finland; 🇮🇪 Dún Laoghaire, Ireland.