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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?

Summer

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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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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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2016 Join 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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2015 Join Summer Festivals in Shimane

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

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Water Sports and Beach Fun in the Oki Is ...

Oki Islands are located in the Sea of Japan (a shallow, basin-like sea) that has a large cold body of water, a…

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Gessho-ji Temple

Gesshoji Temple is the resting place of the Matsudaira family, the feudal lords of Matsue. Stepping inside the…

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Spectacular Seasonal Sceneries in Shiman ...

Spring Cherry Blossoms Spring spectacular cherry blossoms can not be missed in Spring of Japan. Blossoms can b…

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The summer blessing, enjoy fresh grapes ...

 Shimane Prefecture is one of the largest grape producing regions in Japan. Of all the kinds of grape harveste…

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The blue sky and the blue sea,beach fun ...

Facing the Sea of Japan, there are a lot of beaches in Shimane. We usually enjoy the season during July and Au…

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Catching Fireflies in Shimane

In Japan, a popular activity during the evenings of early summer is watching fireflies. ‘Hotaru-gari’ as its c…

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