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(Gotsu, Hamada, Masuda, Tsuwano, Yoshika)

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Western Shimane is the place for those who want to feel the good old Japan. Traditions and cultures are still present here, it is recommended to experience the dynamic performance of Iwami Kagura. In the old castle town of Tsuwano, you will be welcomed by beautiful koi carps and a row of buildings with white plaster walls.

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Easy access for IWAMI KAGURA in Hamada

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