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Shopping Spots in Shimane Area

  • Shimane Winery
    2 Reviews
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachouhishine 264-2
    A winery which first became operation in 1986 in Taisha, a town famed for its production of greenhouse grapes. At this popular tourism destination, visitors can enjoy Shimane Wine and other local wine brands. The winery offers a free tour course conducted in its wine fermentation hall where visitors can view the winery’s wine fermentation tanks and production process. The wine’s sampling and shop hall sells wine, sweets, and other souvenirs, and there’s also a sampling corner where you can try around 10 varieties of wines and juices. The winery’s barbecue house, where you can enjoy Shimane wagyu beef together with wine, is also popular. The nearest station is Hamayamakoen-Kitaguchi Station.

    島根ワイナリーで試飲をし、気に入ったスパークリングワインを購入して外に出ました。そこにあったデザートショップが、ギャラリーガレリア売店です。 ワイナリーらしく、ワインソフトクリームがあったので購入しました。ワインの香りと、ほのかにワインの赤が色づいたソフトクリーム、おいしくいただきました。

  • Matsue Horikawa Local Beer Hall
    38 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kurodachou 509-1
    "This is a beer hall where you can enjoy a Matsue local beer called ""Beer Hearn"". Also, at the beer restaurant visitors can eat Shimane Wagyu Beef and Shinjiko Shicchin, seven types of seafoods that can be found in the Seto Inland Sea. You can also enjoy five types of local beers at the beer counter overlooking the souvenir corner and the beer factory. It is a convenient facility that is walking distance from the Matsue Castle and Shiomi Nawate tourist site lined with traditional Japanese houses. "

    Our group stopped here for lunch after our tour of the Castle and grounds. Our bus parked in their lot and we walked to the castle. On our return walk back we passed by both the Samurai house museum...

  • Enmusubi Chopsticks Hiranoya
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 838-6
    Enmusubi Chopsticks Hiranoya is a shop located in front of the main gate of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine in Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture. The shop is famous for selling chopsticks (enmusubi chopsticks) which have been introduced in the media as local Izumo souvenirs. The enmusubi chopsticks dedicated to a shrine of marriage not only encapsulate the bond between a man and woman but also of all things such as family, work, health and personal relationships. The shop has over 100 different kinds of chopsticks and your name can be written on the chopsticks free of charge. The chopsticks are perfect not only as a gift for auspicious occasions such as a wedding or 60th birthday but also as a gift for oneself or friends.
  • Keigetsudo (Tenjinmachi Main Store)
    6 Reviews
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tenjinmachi 97
    This long established Japanese confectionery store was founded in 1809 in the time of the Imperial Court of the seventh lord of the Matsue Domain, Matsudaira Fumai. Passed down from father to only one son, the store continues to uphold the traditions of Japanese sweets brought about through Matsue’s tea ceremony culture. The shop is famous for its usuogura sweet, diligently made over time by baking large grained adzuki beans in a secret honey. Keigetsudo also sells lots of other kinds of sweets such as their izumo-zanmai made with layers of hard candy, yokan with beans inside, and Turkish delight, as well as monaka (a wafer cake filled with bean jam) and sweets made with ume, or Japanese apricots. The nearest station is Matsue Station.


  • Shimane Prefectural Products and Tourist Center
    51 Reviews
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tonomachi 191
    A tourist center located near to Matsue Castle, a National Treasure, in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. The white walled building with tiled roof is inspired by the castle. In addition to providing sightseeing brochures on the prefecture and tourist information, the center also sells special products from Shimane such as Izumo soba, clams and other marine based processed products from Lake Shinji, and traditional crafts. There is a coffee shop that serves snacks such as curry and soba in the center making it a convenient place for a break between sightseeing. There is also the house of Shimanekko, the tourism mascot of Shimane Prefecture.

    松江城のすぐ近くにある土産物屋さん。品揃えも豊富です。 店前の駐車場は数台のみですが少しはなれてところにもあってそこは十分停められます。

  • Ichirikido Kyomise Main Shop
    1 Reviews
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Suetsuguhonmachi 53
    A long-established Japanese confectionery store founded in the Horeki period between 1751 and 1764, and located in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. Since the time of Matsudaira Fumai, the seventh lord of the Matsue Domain, Ichirikido has served as confectioner to the feudal domain. Their specialty sweet is himekosode, a so called otomegashi (limited edition sweet) because it was forbidden to make the sweet unless ordered to do so by the lord of Matsue. It is a delicate flavored sweet made from the finest peeled bean jam and specially made wasanbon sugar (fine-grained Japanese sugar). The store also sells many other sweets including the Matsue specialty, wakakusa, and nishikiogura, made with yokan (adzuki-bean jelly) sandwiched between castella sponge.


  • Saneido
    5 Reviews
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Teramachi 47
    Located in Teramachi, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, this Japanese confectionery store makes and sells a wide range of Japanese sweets including the three famous sweets of Matsue, natanenosato, yamakawa, and wakakusa, which were originally named by the seventh lord of the Matsue Domain, Matsudaira Fumai. Of these sweets, the natanenosato, decorated with white roasted rice on the hard candy colored by the yellow of cape jasmine flowers, is famous. Saneido’s delicately crafted sweets, made using traditional skills since the days of the feudal government, enjoy a fine reputation. The store sells its original hinodemae sweet made with layers of peeled bean jam and other seasonal Japanese confections.


  • Kurumaya Shogato Honpo
    14 Reviews
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Hiratachou 774
    Since it was founded in 1715, this long established store has been selling ginger flavored sweets using age-old recipes passed down from father to only one son. Using only shussai ginger with its small amount of fiber and unique sweetness and aroma, the old-fashioned ginger sweets, made by melting the juice and sugar together over a charcoal fire, produce a delicately fresh aroma and refreshing sweetness with a hint of ginger spiciness coming through. The store also sells sugar with powdered green tea, ginger tea and seasonal ginger sweets. The historical store building that was rebuilt from the ashes of the Great Fire in 1876 and then further refurbished in the early Heisei period is also one of the highlights. The nearest station is Unshu-Hirata Station.


  • Arima Koeido
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou Ha 141
    Arima Koeido, founded in the Edo period, is a long-established confectionery store located in Omori Town, Ohda City, Shimane Prefecture, which is famous for the world heritage site, Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. The store is famous for a sweet called getanoha, which it is said, miners who used to work in the silver mine, liked and ate. The baked confectionery with its simple taste made only with flour, eggs, brown sugar, and sugar, is popular with tourists as a classic souvenir from the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. The store's ginzan-ame sweet with its aroma of brown sugar and soybeans is also popular. The purely Japanese style shop with its feeling of days gone by will touch the heart of any traveler.
  • Izumo Magatama no Sato Museum
    39 Reviews
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tamayuchouyumachi 1755-1
    This Izumo magatama-themed sightseeing facility is about a five-minute walk from JR Tamatsukuri-Onsen Station. Tamatsukuri has long been known as Japan’s capital for magatama/stone production, and it is written in the Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters) that Susanoo-no-mikoto slew the serpent Yamata no Orochi and offered a magatama fashioned in Tamatsukuri to the goddess Amaterasu. The Magatama Museum teaches visitors about the history of the magatama and information about natural stones. The main attraction is the blue meno (agate) magatama, which weighs in at over 75 kilograms. There’s also a workshop where artisans can teach you how to make your own magatama and personal seals. The adjoining restaurant offers a great view of Lake Shinji.

    This is the only place in Japan that cut and carve stone into a comma shape called Magatama. It is somehow looks like yin and yang. Magatama has been worn as aun amulet to protect the warlords from...

  • En-musubi Yaegaki Yae
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Sakusachou 220-6
    You’ll find this souvenir shop next to Yaegaki Shrine, famous as the shrine of marriage. There’s a restaurant as well. The shop offers “mizuhiki” (decorative Japanese cords made from twisted paper), natural stone accessories, “goshuin-cho” (booklets for collecting red seals from sacred spots), Japanese arts and crafts, sweets, and other items related to Yaegaki Shrine and the legends of Izumo. “Power stones” purified in this sacred spot known for bringing good luck to lovers make a popular gift. The restaurant serves handmade soba created with Izumo ingredients as well as hash and rice, udon noodles, and more. Take the bus from Matsue Station and get off at the Yaegaki Shrine stop.
  • Kaori Honpo Nakamuraya
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou Ginzan Tochi Hagitani
    You’ll find this “scent pouch” specialty store in Omori Town, Ohda City, Shimane Prefecture, a town famous for the World Heritage Site Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine. When air was sent down to the Ginzan mines, it is said aromas were sent down as well. This shop sells handmade scent pouches as souvenirs. The original scent pouches that contain a mixture of kuromoji (spicebush), which grows natively in the area, and herbs not only has a scent that lasts a long time, but also has a cute Japanese design. Even if the scent fades, tapping the top of the pouch should make it stronger.
  • Homemade Sundries Chirori
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kitahorichou 327
    This is a sundry shop located on Shinbashi-dori Street in Kitahori Town, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, operating in an old renovated house built around the Meiji period. In the retro-style shop that makes use of the texture of the old wood, various items mainly on works handmade by the shopkeeper and local artisans such as tableware, Japanese accessories, accessories, dolls and bags are available. There are many pretty items, particularly pleasing to women and it is also a popular place for tourist souvenirs.
  • Shussaigama Pottery Co., Ltd
    23 Reviews
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Hikawachoushussai 3368
    This is a pottery kiln established in 1947 by five young local men in Hikawa Town, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture. All the processes from preparing the clay to the firing stage are carried out on the premises, and there is a huge climbing kiln and raw material storage installed at the workshop. Like rustic and beautiful wild-flowers, there are many easy and simple to use every day items are produced. There are always thousands of works in the exhibition hall and shop. There are a variety of works, including bowls in a calm blue color, called “Shussai Deep Blue”, are available for sale. Visitors can also see the inside of the workshop.

    Every time we come to Japan my better half drags me up to Matsue to meet her nursery school friend who patiently drives us all the way to Shussai-gama so we can spend an hour or so browsing around...

  • Tamatsukuri Art Box
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tamayuchoutamatsukuri 1241
    This is a commercial complex located in Tamatsukuri Onsen district in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, with five distinctive shops in a former inn building overflowing with Japanese charm. The first floor is a popular yukata rental shop, popular with those strolling around the spa district, and a souvenir shop with items on the theme of beautiful skin. On the second floor there is a relaxing Japanese cafe mame cafe, a denim specialty shop, and a sundries store focusing on local artists’ works. The store is a nostalgic, healing space with its eye-catching thick beams and pillars giving a sense of history.
  • Fukunowa
    11 Reviews
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukiminami 837-2
    This is a specialty seafood shop of fugu (blowfish) which is said to be an auspicious fish that brings luck, located on Shinmon-dori Street in front of the main gate of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. Its main product is uzuni which is a pre-packed meal of a special dish handed down from the Izumonokuninomiyatsukoke officials of Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. It is a traditional dish of fugu fish meat cooked in a delicious fugu fish broth with shiitake mushrooms, and added kanpyo (strips of dried gourd), and it is especially delicious poured over hot cooked rice and eaten in Ochazuke (tea-on-rice) style. Dried wet rice wine flavored fugu and ofukuyaki, a confectionery baked in the shape of fugu are also popular. An eat-in space is also provided. The nearest station is Izumotaisha-mae Station.

    出雲大社からすぐのお店。 ふぐのお茶漬けのようなうず煮というのが有名なお店。 試食もできます。私は少し苦手な感じだったので買わなかったですが、気に入ればお土産にもいいと思います。

  • Fundoya Shichiemon Mercantile House
    Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Ushiroda Mouth 190
    This is a Japanese general goods store located on Tsuwano Tonomachi-dori Street in Ushiroda, Tsuwano Town, Kanoashi County. The store was rebuilt using wood remaining after a fire in 1853 and is called the “after fire building”. It has been designated as a nationally Tangible Cultural Property. Originally it was a long-established store with a history of more than 300 years serving the Tsuwano clan, and currently sells small Japanese items such as incense and Japanese paper products.
  • Kanko Center Izumo
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi 273
    Kanko Center Izumo is a tourist shopping center located in Kizuki-higashi, Taisha Town, Izumo City. Besides stores selling local Izumo specialty products, famous traditional confectioneries and local sakes, etc., there is also a mini convenience store; the second and third floors have areas that can be booked for group events, and a banquet hall. There are also restaurants serving Izumo Soba noodles, etc. Kanko Center Izumo is located adjacent to the bus terminal, and bicycle rental is available, making it a convenient place to stop when visiting the area.
  • Tawaraya Kaho (Otorii Branch)
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Taishachoukidukihigashi Otorii 378 - 2
    Tawaraya Kaho is a traditional Japanese confectionery store, founded in 1898, that is located in Kizuki-higashi, Taisha Town, Izumo City. The store’s Tawara Manju buns, which consist of home-made Shiro-an (sweet white bean paste) made using white kidney beans wrapped in sponge cake, are popular as a souvenir gift purchased by people visiting the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine.
  • Sanshodo Kashin-an
    Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Ushiroda B -197
    Sanshodo Kashin-an is a traditional Japanese confectionery store located in 1 Chome, Honcho, Tsuwano Town, Kanoashi County. It sells a range of traditional Japanese confectionery products that includes Genji-maki (a famous Tsuwano region confectionery product that features home-made sweet bean paste made using Hokkaido-grown beans, wrapped in a light-brown casing), Koi no Sato (Yokan gelled sweet bean paste with a crisp texture made using a secret recipe), Ogai (green tea flavored baked confectionery), etc.

Shimane Main Areas


What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan's oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.

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