Bordered by the more famous regions of Kansai and Kyushu is one of Japan’s most beautiful gardens, the country’s oldest shrine and ever-changing sand dunes.
Archeological evidence, historical texts and oral traditions trace the story of Shimane Prefecture so far that eventually, one exits the realm of concrete records and enters the world of myths. This is why exhibits at the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo blend historical and mythological sources to capture a glimpse of the old Izumo Province (now eastern Shimane).
A popular sightseeing destination due to its deep connections to Japanese mythology and the tradition of predicting one’s fortune in love with a sacred pond.
A flower park complete with a large greenhouse, lakeside observation deck and resident birds.
Whether for religion or to learn history, the chapel and its grounds have something to teach.
A pocket of old Japan with attractions consisting of traditional-style buildings that house historical sites and modern additions.
A museum featuring 40 exhibits a year and spectacular sunset views of Lake Shinji.
A historic site famed for cherry blossoms and panoramic views of Yonago city, Mount Daisen and Lake Nakaumi.
A Japanese garden with close connections to local farmers and tea ceremony culture.
Over two million daffodils bloom in this seaside park during the winter.
Beyond the castle moat, learn more about the history of Matsue along with its rich samurai and tea culture.