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Kyomise Shopping District

A historic area where both travelers and locals eat, shop and enjoy annual events.

Iya Shrine

Iya Shrine

The setting of one of Japan’s oldest legends.

Lake Shinji

The seventh largest lake in Japan and one of the most famous natural sights of Shimane Prefecture.

Ichibata Electric Railway

Ichibata Electric Railway

Access the region’s most famous sightseeing spots and scenic views of Lake Shinji via this beloved local train.

Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

Archeological evidence, historical texts and oral traditions trace the story of Shimane Prefecture so far that eventually, one exits the realm of concrete records and enters the world of myths. This is...

Yaegaki Shrine

A popular sightseeing destination due to its deep connections to Japanese mythology and the tradition of predicting one’s fortune in love with a sacred pond.

Unnan (Shimane)

A town known for its long cherry blossom season.

Matsue Vogel Park

A flower park complete with a large greenhouse, lakeside observation deck and resident birds.

Otome Toge Saint Mary’s Chapel

Whether for religion or to learn history, the chapel and its grounds have something to teach.

Tsuwano

A pocket of old Japan with attractions consisting of traditional-style buildings that house historical sites and modern additions.

Shimane Art Museum

A museum featuring 40 exhibits a year and spectacular sunset views of Lake Shinji.