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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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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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2020 Cherry Blossom Season and Popular S ...

According to the Cherry Blossom Forecast by Weather Map (2/6/2020), the 2020 cherry blossom season starts 3/18…

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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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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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Matsue Water Lantern Festival

2019 Matsue Water Lantern Festival (9/21 ...

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

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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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