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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Yuushien Garden

Fantastic Misty Japanese Garden With Cool Mist Breeze

Misty Japanese garden opens in a limited term. The cool mist breeze, as long as 200 meters, comes together with the sunlight, and you can see the fantastic and beautiful streaks of sunlight! The event opens from 6/9-9/30.

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.

Karakoro Kobo

Enishizuku Umbrella Sky, Decorating The Rainy Season In Matsue

At a garden terrace of Karakoro Kobo, Enishizuku Umbrella Sky is a display for tourism promotion by Matsue Tourism Association. There're many colorful umbrellas hung from the ceiling 4 meters high in the rainy season.

Nima Sand Museum

The World's Largest Hourglass Listed In The Guinness World Records

This is a museum of sand, that is rare in Japan. The Sand Museum, looks like Pyramids, has the world's largest hourglass which is 5.2 meters high and listed in the Guinness World Records. Also, I enjoyed drawing pictures with colorful sand for free.

Matsue Vogel Park

All-Weather Flower & Birds Theme Park With Various Flowers All Around A Year

Matsue Vogel Park is a theme park of flower and birds. A large greenhouse called Center Park is one of the largest one in Japan, and has various colorful flowers in full-bloom all around a year. In addition, they prepare many exciting events, such as Penguin Walking and Owl Flying Show.

Matsue English Garden

A Water City Matsue, The First English Garden In Japan

A beautiful English garden that made as a first one in Japan. As a background of Ashinoko Lake, you can enjoy walking around in the garden with the seasonal flowers for free.

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.