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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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Yuushien 2019 Illumination Front

Yuushien Garden's End of the Year Illumi ...

Yuushien Garden is known for its all-year-round blooming peonies, healthy Korean ginseng, and wonderful Japane…

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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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Mount Takuhi Walking Trail

(Written by Cleo Wong, CIR in Nishinoshima Town) The Mount Takuhi Walking Trail starts at the car park and tak…

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Bringing Kansai Closer to Shimane

Fuji Dream Airlines will be introducing a new route to Izumo Airport! For a limited time, the new route will c…

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Umi Kagura Character

2019 UMI KAGURA (9/15)

The gorgeous costumes, the rhythmical sounds of Japanese instruments, and the dynamic movements all come toget…

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2019 Summer Festivals

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

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2019 Firework Festivals

  Japan celebrates spring with “hanami” and they celebrate summer with “hanabi*”.…

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Traditions and Culture in Oki Islands

These small and remote islands are home to an incredibly rich and diverse culture that stretches back to ancie…

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