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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.
COVID-19 Information Updates

*Updated 8/3* Coronavirus in Shimane Pre ...

There currently is an outbreak of a novel coronavirus all over the world, centering around Wuhan City, Hubei P…

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Iwami Kagura "Shoki" Poster

The Iwami Kagura Performance "Shoki"

Message from Iwami Tourism Promotion Committee. “The novel coronavirus is having an impact on big cities…

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Matsue Castle

Matsue Castle (National Treasure)

If you are interested in Japanese history or castles, you may already know that there are many castles around …

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2020 Cherry Blossom Season and Popular S ...

According to the Cherry Blossom Forecast by Weather Map (3/2/2020), the 2020 cherry blossom season starts 3/20…

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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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2020 Strawberry Picking

🍓With the start of the new year comes the season of strawberry picking.  Why not try strawberry pickin…

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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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2019 Yasugi Kiyomizu-dera Temple Lantern ...

Yasugi Kiyomizu-dera Temple Lantern Festival is a light-up event taking place at Yasugi Kiyomizu-dera Temple i…

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Kotobiki Forest Park Chair Lift

2019-2020 Shimane Ski Resorts Informatio ...

As we get closer to winter and it starts to get colder, staying indoors with friends and enjoying a nice hot p…

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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.
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Oki Island Model Course: Active Traveler

Oki Islands Model Course (Dozen Islands ONLY) Two Nights, Three Days Active Traveler Day One : CHIBURIJIMA ISL…

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Takuhi_Shrine

Oki Islands Model Course: Culture and Hi ...

Oki Islands Model Course – all four islands Two Nights, Three Days Culture and History Lover Day One: DOGO ISL…

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Iwami Ginzan Model Course: Silver Mines ...

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

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Izumo Area Model Course: Japan Enthusias ...

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

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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…

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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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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.
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The Shimanean: Stories from our CIR's

Twice a year, spring/summer and autumn/winter, CIRs (Coordinators for International Relations) visit places th…

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=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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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