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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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< EVENT > UMI KAGURA 15th & 16th 2018

Come and watch this special performance of Iwami Kagura, UMI KAGURA, on a quiet beautiful beach of Iwami! “Umi…

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[EVENT] Matsue “Musha Gyoretsu” Warrior ...

Watch as citizens dress up in elaborate costumes and parade around Matsue As winter comes to an end, the begin…

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【25-26 Nov.】INAKA illumination 2017 at t ...

INAKA Illumination is completely different from the flashy lights of the city. Here visitors enter a world of …

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MICHELIN GREEN GUIDE for San'in (Shimane ...

24 new sites have been added in this web edition, making 63 sites in total across San’in region listed i…

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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?

Spring Festivals in Shimane 2018

Matsue Castle Spring Festival Matsue Castle Festival 2018 Where:   Matsue Castle [map] When:   March 24th – Ap…

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< EVENT > UMI KAGURA 15th & 16th 2018

Come and watch this special performance of Iwami Kagura, UMI KAGURA, on a quiet beautiful beach of Iwami! “Umi…

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Okuizumo Autumn Tour 2018

Easy access to enjoy autumn in Okuizumo in addition to the open-air sightseeing train!  Enjoy autumn in Okuizu…

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2018-2019 Shimane Snow Resorts Schedule

Japan has over 500 snow resorts from small to large throughout the nation. Of course, some are in Shimane too,…

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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 started! Celebra…

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Look deeply into the Iwami Ginzan Silver ...

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

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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), making it the…

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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 beach activitie…

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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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< EVENT > UMI KAGURA 15th & 16th 2018

Come and watch this special performance of Iwami Kagura, UMI KAGURA, on a quiet beautiful beach of Iwami! “Umi…

Read More

MICHELIN GREEN GUIDE for San'in (Shimane ...

24 new sites have been added in this web edition, making 63 sites in total across San’in region listed i…

Read More
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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 pamphlets. In assoc…

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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 for four years i…

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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 makes Matsue so …

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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 a beautiful vie…

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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 lake, is a spec…

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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 lion-dogs at Sh…

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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