Top Things To Do In shimane

We have great places in Shimane Prefecture that were posted by travelers and the locals who have actually traveled there. Shimane is famous for Izumo Taisha Shrine, and located at the side of Japan Sea, north of Chugoku Region. To begin with the most famous Izumo Taisha Shrine, Adachi Museum Of Art that admired as the most beautiful Japanese Garden, and Tamatsukuri Onsen Hot Spring, are all things to do in Shimane Prefecture.

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12 Top Things To Do In shimane [1-10]

Izumo Taisha Shrine

As Heavy As 4.5 tons! Kagura-den's Shime-nawa Is The Biggest Range In Japan

Izumo Taisha Shrine is the best-known tourist destination in Shimane. I want you to see the Shime-nawa at Kagura-den. This is proud of it’s the biggest range of the size in Japan and welcomes the visitors by the strong presence.

Gakuen-ji Temple

Maple Leave Carpet At A Temple In Nature

Gakuen-ji, standing at Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, is a best fall foliage spot in San'in Region. There're many Japanese maple trees, and in late autumn, its red carpets seen everywhere in the temple are wonderful.

Tamatsukuriyu Shrine

Power Stones Have Been Said To Grant Wishes If You Tach Since An Ancient Time

A round stone is a natural stone and called 'wish stone' that is said to grant wishes if you tach. You can get a beautiful 'fulfillment stone' at the shrine.


Karesansui-tei, A Main Garden Of Adachi Museum

It's said to be the best garden in Japan. The row of the stones is characteristic, they made them to remind steep mountains. A little clouded and dripped with rain drops garden is also tasteful.

Shimane Art Museum

A Building Mirroring The Sunset Of Shinji-ko Lake

Shimane Art Museum stands by Shinji-ko Lake which is famous for its beautiful scenery of the setting sun. See the wonderful reflection on the building.

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

A World Heritage, Iwami Silver Mine With Many Old Remains

Among other world heritages, Iwami Ginzan Silver Mind is inconspicuous at first sight. But, if you want to see the attractions, Ookubo Mabu (a mine gate) Tour must be better! Such as holes with traces of digging and remains like terrace, you can see the scenes in Edo Period (between the 16-17th centuries) !

Mihonoseki Lighthouse

A White Lighthouse As A Tangible Cultural Property

At the easternmost of Shimane Peninsula. If the weather is good, here gives a superb view of the Japan Sea.


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