Things To Do In shimane

Special Things To Do to travel in shimane Prefecture that Japanese travelers and locals recommend.


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.

A Live Painting

The garden acknowledged to the world changes into a framed painting. The elegant art of live nature that attracts all the people standing in front of the window is a pride of Shimane, or Japan.

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.

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.

Yushien Garden

Large-flowered Tree Peony Seen Throughout The Year

Please enjoy the beautiful large-flowered tree peonies controlled perfectly the climate, humidity and sunshine.

Jyozaninari Shrine

Koizumi Yakumo's Favorite Fox Statues

Which fox do you think Koizumi Yakumo, a novelist, likes?



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