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Shinji-ko (Lake Shinji)


The lake’s sunset is one of Japan’s 100 famous landscapes, and it is Japan’s largest source of shijimi, Japanese basket clams, which are said to be good for the skin


Lake Shinji spreads out to the west of Matsue City, the “City of Water.” The view of the lake at sunset is particularly spectacular, and it has been selected as one of Japan’s 100 famous landscapes. In addition to water leisure sports such as yachting and canoeing, in winter, it is also possible to enjoy birdwatching at the lake. Because it is a brackish lake that contains some seawater, it is rich in fish and shellfish. Japanese sea bass, sand shrimp, eels, cattle egrets, freshwater clams, carp, and icefish are referred to as the “seven delicacies of Lake Shinji,” and are the tastes that represents Shimane Prefecture. In particular, the lake is one of Japan’s largest sources of Japanese basket clams, which are also popular as souvenirs. It is a fantastic feeling to jog or run on a clear morning while taking in Lake Shinji. After refreshing your mind and body, enjoying the Matsue Shinjiko Hot Spring area along the shore of the lake is a good way to start the first day of a wonderful journey.

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