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How do you plan your trip? Would you like to explore all popular destinations? Or do you have your own special interest? Here are some suggestions and itineraries to be a bit of your assistance.

Must See

First time to Shimane? Then, this is the place where you must visit here. Though your visit to Shimane counts more than one time, there may be new idea for you.
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Check Out Our Shimane Prefecture Promo V ...

With the main focus of “tatara” (art of Japanese sword making) we are proud to show our Shimane…

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<玩轉出雲松江 集章趣味遊!> Travel Izumo & Matsue a ...

祝 米子―香港便 玩轉出雲松江  集章趣味遊! Regular international routes between Hong Kong and Yonago airport has s…

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Adachi Museum of Art was chosen as the b ...

The Best Japanese Garden; Adachi Museum of Art  The Adachi Museum of Art (Yasugi city, Shimane)…

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Amazing scenery on the Oki Islands UNESC ...

Amazing scenery on the Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark You Tube channel   Oki Islands UN…

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Seasonal

As you all know, Japan has four beautiful seasons, but in Shimane, seasons are more distinctive. Which face of Shimane would you like to see?
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Spring Festivals in Shimane 2017

Matsue Castle Spring Festival Matsue Castle Festival 2017 Where:   Matsue Castle [map] When:   …

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2016 Join Summer Festivals in Shimane

Fireworks colouring the nights and rows of night stalls can be said as the Japanese summer trad…

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Autumn Events in Shimane

Matsue Suitoro Light up the Castle Town of Matsue Matsue Suitoro is a light-up event taking pla…

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Walking in a winter wonderland

Vogel Park X’mas Night Festival  Event : Vogel Park X’mas Night Festival [PDF] Venu…

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Model Course

Planning a trip is usually fun, but sometimes it could be tiring and time-consuming. So, here are the recommended itineraries for you.

<玩轉出雲松江 集章趣味遊!> Travel Izumo & Matsue a ...

祝 米子―香港便 玩轉出雲松江  集章趣味遊! Regular international routes between Hong Kong and Yonago airport has s…

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Look deeply into the Iwami Ginzan Silver ...

“Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its culture landscape” was resistered as the World He…

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Overnight Course Model Highlights of Eas ...

This model course covers all the must-see highlights in east Shimane (Yasugi, Matsue and Izumo)…

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Overnight Course Model : An Active Holid ...

This model course focuses on outdoor activities and locations popular in west Shimane, such as …

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Editor's Selection

With the view as locals, editors pick and write stories on whatever they would like to introduce. If you love to refer to very subjective and personal views about Shimane, this is for you.
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Introducing our Time Out TOKYO Pamphlets ...

In association with Time Out TOKYO, we are proud to present our 50 THINGS TO DO IN SHIMANE pamp…

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Experience the secrets of Japan Bihada ( ...

Do you know the fact Shimane has been selected as the No.1 Bihada (beautiful skin) Prefecture f…

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SL Train Yamaguchi cerebrated the first ...

Experience a Steam Locomotive Journey SL Yamaguchi-go Steam Train, an engine model C571 steam l…

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Incomparable dignity and the craftman's ...

 Sightseers who visit the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine in Izumo city, Shimane cannot help being im…

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People's Voice

In case you have difficulties to make up your mind on what to do, you have an option to listen to people's voice on their experiences and favorites.

=Report= Beautiful water landscape

Recommended from Ms. Pydde Julia (Germany) There are many old castle towns in Japan, but what m…

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=Report= A peaceful ride along the moat ...

Recommend from Annaliese Marie The Horikawa Sightseeing Boat is the best way to not only enjoy …

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The Connection between Kimachi Stone and ...

Kimachi stone, which can only be collected from the Matsue city’s Kimachi district near Shinji …

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Kimachi Stone Museum and the Stone that ...

If you visit Japan you will see many things made out of stone, such as the stairs and guardian …

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Events

Shimane has a variety of cultural, ritual and unique events. Find out what's happening in Shimane and get yourself involved.
See the annual event schedule

Regions of Shimane

Due to its land shape stretching widely in west and east, with islands area in north, each regions of Shimane have very distinctive character. Use the map below to explore each regions.
Regions of Shimane
Regions of Shimane
East Area Central Area West Area Islands Area East Area Central Area West Area Islands Area