🇯🇵 Taisha (大社町) is a town located in Hikawa District, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. In 2005, Taisha, along with the city of Hirata, the towns of Koryō, Sada and Taki (all from Hikawa District), was merged into the expanded city of Izumo. Taisha is famous for being the location of Izumo Taisha shrine, the oldest Shinto shrine in Japan. Izumo Taisha, along with Ise Grand Shrine in Ise, Mie prefecture are considered two of the most important sites in Shinto.
Taisha has one active train station, Izumo Taisha-mae Station owned and run by the Ichibata Electric Railway. This station and other locations within Taisha, including the Izumo Taisha were featured in the 2008 Asadora television drama Dandan, which was partly set in and around the Matsue and Izumo area of Shimane prefecture. Taisha old JR station remains as a historic building and museum.
Taisha has a population of over 15,733 people. Taisha also forms part of the wider Izumo metropolitan area which has a population of over 172,039 people.