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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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Oki Island Model Course: Active Traveler

Oki Islands Model Course (Dozen Islands ONLY) Two Nights, Three Days Active Traveler Day One : CHIBURIJIMA ISL…

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Oki Islands Model Course: Culture and Hi ...

Oki Islands Model Course – all four islands Two Nights, Three Days Culture and History Lover Day One: DOGO ISL…

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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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Akiya coast

Akiya Coast

In summer you can swim and camp here. It is also a good spot for fishing (many small fish hide under the rocks…

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