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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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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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Spring Festivals in Shimane 2018

Matsue Castle Spring Festival Matsue Castle Festival 2018 Where:   Matsue Castle [map] When:   March 24th – Ap…

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[EVENT] Matsue “Musha Gyoretsu” Warrior ...

Watch as citizens dress up in elaborate costumes and parade around Matsue As winter comes to an end, the begin…

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View from airplane in the clouds

Two New Routes to Shimane?

Fuji Dream Airlines will be introducing two new routes to Izumo Airport! The two new routes will connect Izumo…

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Once a year for one day, the streets of Matsue will become filled with green as food stalls line the streets, …

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Steam Locomotive Yamaguchi

SL Yamaguchi Train Schedule for 2018

Experience a Steam Locomotive Journey SL Yamaguchi-go Steam Train, is an engine model C571 steam locomotive tr…

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Spring Festivals in Shimane 2017

Matsue Castle Spring Festival Matsue Castle Festival 2017 Where:   Matsue Castle [map] When:   March 25th – Ap…

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