Tourist Information of Shimane


Shimane Prefecture is full of the charm of history and nature, such as the stage of mythology Izumo Taisha, the World Heritage Site Iwami Ginzan, and the beautiful nature spreading around Lake Shinji. In addition, there are plenty of gourmet dishes that utilize the best facilities and local ingredients in Japan, making it a destination where you can refresh both your mind and body. It is especially recommended for girls' trips!

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Popular Spots in Shimane Prefecture See more

Shimane Prefecture is a beautiful tourist destination where nature and history blend seamlessly. There are power spots such as the mysterious "Candle Island," the "Tatamigami Waterfall," and the "Tamawakasu Mikoto Shrine," which boasts a powerful horse entrance. Additionally, you can feel the history at the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, making it a must-visit spot. Don't miss out on the special time you'll spend here - it's unforgettable! もっとみる

Spots with Historical Buildings

Shimane Prefecture is a land where myths and legends thrive, full of charm such as the red shrine buildings of Nomi Cape Shrine and the view from the keep of Matsue Castle, as well as the popular fortune-telling at Yaegaki Shrine. Additionally, don't miss the musical instrument dedications at Miho Shrine. It is recommended as a travel destination where you can feel both nature and history. もっとみる

Enjoying Nature Spots

Shimane Prefecture has an abundance of spots where you can enjoy nature. Experience the dramatic ocean view of the Oki Kokai Coast, take a sunset cruise on Lake Shinji, and enjoy fossil hunting at Ishimi Tatagaura, which dates back approximately 16 million years. You can also indulge in local cuisine that utilizes beautiful and historic local ingredients, making it possible to refresh both your mind and body! もっとみる

Recommended Summer Spots

Hot Springs in Shimane Prefecture See more

Shimane Prefecture's hot springs are diverse and attractive, including Tamatsukuri Onsen, which is excellent for beautiful skin, and the historic Yunotsu Onsen. Rare springs and hidden hot springs that bubble up from the ground are scattered throughout, providing healing for both body and mind. It is recommended for those who want to enjoy it along with sightseeing! もっとみる

Popular Hotels in Shimane Prefecture See more

Shimane Prefecture offers a variety of accommodations, from traditional Japanese-style inns steeped in history and tradition to highland hotels where you can fully enjoy the great outdoors. At "Tsukiyo no Usagi" near Izumo Taisha Shrine, you can enjoy a seafood buffet and natural hot springs. Additionally, you can experience the hospitality of Japanese inns that have been around for over 130 years at "Tamatsukuri Onsen Kasuien Minami" and "Hoseikan." At "Sanbe Onsen Sahime no Yu," you can soak in an open-air bath while gazing at the starry sky and sea of clouds. もっとみる

Hotels Enjoyable for Families with Children

Accommodations in Shimane Prefecture are full of features that make it easy for families with children to enjoy themselves. At "Masuya Ryokan" near Izumo Taisha Shrine, you can enjoy local ingredients while feeling a sacred atmosphere. At "Kokumin Shukusha Senjyoen," you can also experience glamping with fresh seafood. Additionally, at "Hotel Tamakawa," there is a limited-time offer for a great drink service, so the whole family can enjoy themselves. もっとみる

Hotels Famous for Hot Springs

In Shimane Prefecture's accommodations, you can experience an extraordinary stay in a place where nature and history intersect. At "Refre Park Kintanori," you can enjoy hot springs and local seafood and mountain delicacies from San'in. At "Izumo no Kuni Matsunoyama," you can experience ancient elevated-floor architecture and beautiful hot springs. At "Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Hotel Ichibata," you can enjoy a resort atmosphere by the shore of Lake Shinji. All of these have unique features that are characteristic of Shimane. もっとみる

Local Cuisine in Shimane Prefecture

Shimane Prefecture's local gourmet dishes are abundant with blessings from the sea and mountains. You can enjoy a variety of dishes that make use of local specialties, such as local soba like Izumo soba and Oki soba, as well as dishes that are simple yet full of flavor, such as Uzume rice and Batoufly. Don't miss the opportunity to savor the gourmet cuisine of Shimane Prefecture, where you can discover something new every time you visit. もっとみる
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