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Izumo Taisha Shrine

Delve into the land of the Gods and pray for your future soulmate at Shimane Prefecture's most holy site.

Oda shimane Kagura

Where to See Kagura Dance in Japan

A wild — yet dying — tradition. Catch these dance performances before they're gone.

Iwami Ginzan houses

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

The ancient silver of the far east. What once was Japan's largest silver mine is now its most historic.

Oda shimane Kagura

Yunotsu Onsen

Home of rustic onsen and fighting demons.

Oki Islands Lead

Oki Islands Beaches

Beach week, anyone?

Hinomisaki Shrine

Worship the sun.

Hinomisaki Lighthouse

Japan’s tallest lighthouse is also one of the world’s oldest.