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Cycling pass Yomegashima

Cycling through Shimane

“The route less traveled in Shimane” There are many ways to travel through Shimane. We’ve ta…

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Matsue Castle

Matsue Castle (National Treasure)

If you are interested in Japanese history or castles, you may already know that there are many castles around …

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Shimanean magazine spread

The Shimanean: Stories from our CIR's

Twice a year, spring/summer and autumn/winter, CIRs (Coordinators for International Relations) visit places th…

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Sakura from Kisuki

2020 Cherry Blossom Season and Popular S ...

According to the Cherry Blossom Forecast by Weather Map (3/2/2020), the 2020 cherry blossom season starts 3/20…

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Japanese Garden Masuda

TOP 50 Japanese Gardens of 2019

Japanese Garden Rankings by Sukiya Living  In December of 2019, the U.S. magazine Sukiya Living (The Journal o…

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View from airplane in the clouds

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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2019 Firework Festivals

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

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The “En-Musubi” PERFECT TICKET is the perfect way to travel in Matsue and Izumo!   Welcome to…

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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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Check this amazing video, "Izumo, Japan ...

IZUMO 出雲 – Sunset in the Sacred Land of Izumo Izumo – the land of the gods and their meeting place…

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