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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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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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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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< 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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2018 Summer Festivals in Shimane

2018 Summer Festivals in Shimane

Rows of food stalls, music performances and fireworks lighting up the night sky is how Japan celebrates summer…

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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] 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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MATSUE IRISH FESTIVAL [11th March 2018]

Once a year for one day, the streets of Matsue will become filled with green as food stalls line the streets, …

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2017-2018 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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[Bird watching spot] 1,000 Swans Winteri ...

   01  About Swans in Nogi Plain Nogi Plain in Yasugi City is a great place for bird watching. Since arou…

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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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Autumn Events in Shimane 2017

Matsue Suitoro Light up the Castle Town of Matsue Matsue Suitoro (Matsue Water Lantern Festival) is a light-up…

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2017 Summer Festivals in Shimane

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

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