Do you want to make your trip in Shimane the best out of it at the same time with keeping its cost down?
Then this is JUST for you!
We have the travel discount ticket called “En-Musubi Perfect Ticket“, with which you can journey across Matsue and Izumo with Ichibata bus/train and Matsue city bus as well as Airport shuttle bus from Izumo Airport unlimited times for 3 days with just 2,000 yen! (*Note that you cannot use the ticket for JR trains)
You can even receive special benefits such as small gift and discount in admission fee at some facilities including 3-days worth of Lakeline Bus Tickets for free and a discount for Horikawa sightseeing boat.
Here is an example of the 3 day trip with the ticket.
The total transportation fees for this trip would be around 9120 yen if it was not for the perfect ticket!!!
There is no way you don’t buy the ticket if you are staying in Matsue and Izumo more than 3 days!
*Click Here for more details about the ticket.
Departure point : Izumo Airport
Izumo Airport Shuttle Bus bound for "Izumo Taisha", 40 min, 900 yen
Ichibata Bus bound for Hinomisaki Lighthouse, from bus stop "Izumo Taisha Renrakujyo", 20 min, 510 yen
Ichibata Bus bound for JR Izumo Station, from bus stop "Hinomisaki Lighthouse", 20 min, 510 yen → Get off at "Izumo Taisha Renrakujyo"
Izumo Airport Shuttle Bus bound for "Tamatsukuri Onsen", from "Izumo Taisha Renrakujyo", 30min, 1470 yen
The “wishing stone” within the shrine grounds is popular as a spiritual spot
|Operating Hours||【Worship】No time limits 【Shrine office inquiry window】 [Weekdays] 09:00 to 12:00 and 13:30 to 17:30 [Weekends and holidays] 08:30 to 17:30|
Ichibata Bus bound for "Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Station", from bus stop "Tamatsukuri onsen", 30min, 530 yen → get off at JR Matsue Station
Matsue Lakeline Bus, from bus stop 7, 520 yen (1 day pass), 6th stop
A pink post box that is said to bring good fortune is popular
|Address||43 Tonomachi, Matsue-shi, Shimane|
|Operating Hours||【Workshop】09:30 to 18:30 【Meal】11:00 to 18:30 *Last order for Biidoro only is 22:00|
|Holidays||Depends on each facility|
1 min walk to Kyomise Karakoro Square (Horikawa Sightseeing Boat Boarding Point)
Boat ride through Matsue's waterways and castle moat
|Address||＜Boarding Points＞ Matsue Horikawa Freai Square, Kyomise Karakoro Square, Ote-mae Square|
|Operating Hours||[March 1 to June 30] 09:00 to 17:00 [July 1 to August 15] 09:00 to 18:00 [August 16 to October 10] 09:00 to 17:00 [October 11 to November 30] 09:00 to 16:00 [December 1 to February 28] 09:00 to 16:00 *Departs every 20 minutes from March 1 to November 30, and every 30 minutes from December 1 to February 28|
|Holidays||None (may be closed in stormy weather or to change courses)|
Horikawa Sightseeing Boat → get off at Ote-mae Square
Remnant from samurai times and one of only five Japanese keeps designated as a national treasure
|Operating Hours||【When the Honmaru gates open】 [April to September] 07:00 to 19:30 [October to March] 08:30 to 17:00 【Castle tower entry】 [April to September] 08:30 to 18:30 (Reception is until 18:00) [October to March] 08:30 to 17:00 (Reception is until 16:30)|
|Holidays||Open all year round|
Matsue Lakeline Bus, from bus stop 10th
Matsue City Bus bound for "Yatsuka-cho/Yuushien", from bus stop 9, 50min, 700 yen
Promenade garden with peonies in year-round bloom
|Operating Hours||09:00 to 17:00|
|Holidays||December 30, December 31|
Matsue City Bus bound for "JR Matsue Station", 50min, 700 yen → get off at JR Matsue Station → Matsue City Bus bound for Yaegaki, from bus stop 4, 16 min, 250 yen
Matsue City Bus bound for Kanbe no Sato, from bus stop "Yaegaki Shrine", 10 min, 160 yen → 2 min walk
Matsue City Bus bound for Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Station, from bus stop "Kanbe no Sato", 20 min, 320 yen → get off at JR Matsue Staion → Izumo Airport Shuttle Bus bound for "Izumo Airport", from bus stop 9, 35min, 1050 yen