Wagyu beef, traditional tea culture and sake brewed by the gods.
My first glimpses of Iwami – the western region of mountainous Shimane Prefecture – went by in a whirl. The train from Yamaguchi sped through ancient samur
In order to ensure rich experiences in the historic rural areas of Japan’s Shimane Prefecture, you will want comfortable stays in local areas.
Reconnect with yourself in Shimane Prefecture, Japan’s land of untouched beauty and mythicism.
Travel to the bridge’s southern side and see remnants of two local legends
A historic area where both travelers and locals eat, shop and enjoy annual events.
The setting of one of Japan’s oldest legends.
The seventh largest lake in Japan and one of the most famous natural sights of Shimane Prefecture.
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 town known for its long cherry blossom season.
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.