Factory / Workshop Spots in Shimane Area

  • Okuizumo Vineyard
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Unnanshi Kisukichoujiryou 2273-1
    "This vineyard, which manufactures and sells wine grown according to the culture of Okuizumo, Shimane Prefecture, is located in about seven hectares of agricultural land called the ""Forest of Food"". Visitors can taste wine and enjoy meals and a cafe in the guesthouse. Underground, where the wine is stored, there is also a gallery exhibiting a variety of artwork such as paintings, photographs and ceramics which can be enjoyed leisurely in the calming surroundings."

    三刀屋まで自動車道が無料なので近辺の観光地を探して行きました。期待以上の施設でした。ワインは広島市内でも購入できますが、ぜひワイナリーも見ておくべきと思いました。

  • Yumachigama
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tamayuchouyumachi 965
    Yumachigama is a pottery shop and studio workshop located in the immediate vicinity of Tamatsukuri-Onsen Station. Opened in 1922, the pottery makes the Fujinayaki style of ceramics which flourished in the home territory of the seventh lord of the Matsue Domain, Matsudaira Fumai, who was also well known as being a master in the tea ceremony. Fujinayaki is characterized by its honey color which comes from the yellow glaze called ouyu (literally, “yellow glaze”), and its blue color which comes from the blue glaze called namakoyu (literally, “sea cucumber glaze”. The plump designs which express the warmth of the work done by hand are also very appealing. The shop’s ‘egg baker’ whose design was completed with the help of the British potter, Bernard Leach, is a popular piece.

    玉造温泉の中心部からJRの駅に向かう途中に見つけた湯町窯です。松江市にある柚師窯ほど規模は大きくないですが、こじんまりとした場所に綺麗な陶器が並んでいて、目の保養になりました。

  • Yunotsu Yakimono no Sato
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    Shimane Pref. Odashi Yunotsuchouyunotsu I A 22-2
    You’ll find this tourism facility in Yunotsu Town, Ohda City, Shimane Prefecture. This town once flourished as a shipping port for silver ore mined from the World Heritage Site Iwami Ginzan silver mine, and there are two ascending kilns remaining from that era, the largest in the country. In the “Yakimono-kan (Pottery building),” there are exhibits on excellent works of Yunotsu-yaki ware as well as materials on the history of the ceramic art. The workshop allows visitors to create handmade original mugs, plates, bowls, and other items and hand-decorate them.
  • Moriyama-gama
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Yunotsuchouyunotsu A 3-2
    This is the kiln run by Masao Moriyama, the last apprentice of Kawai Kanjiro. Devoted to beauty and ease of use, the work here gives a sense of warmth.
  • Miyauchi Gama Pottery
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    Shimane Gotsu Ninomiyacho Kannushi 2211-3
    "A pottery studio that has operated in western Shimane's Iwami area since the 1970s. They make Iwami-yaki pottery, a traditional Gotsu handicraft known for large and sturdy earthenware jars and water jugs. This area is called ""Sekishu,"" and pottery making has thrived in the region since ancient times. According to the Iwami region's pottery lore, the district where Miyauchi Pottery is located is said to be the oldest in the tradition. They also hold pottery workshops where you can make items like teacups and bowls under the careful guidance of a traditional craftsman. The methods traditionally cultivated for making larger items has been passed down to the present day where they make practical pottery for modern living like tableware, umbrella stands, and garden sets."
  • Gallery Kunsthof Tsuwano
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushirodaguchi 250-2
    "A gallery and studio located on Honmachi-dori, the main street in Tsuwano. ""Kunst"" refers to art, and ""Hof"" refers to plaza or garden; it's an attempt to use German to create a ""place where friends will gather."" It is operated by Yume Kiln's artist Atsuko Nakao and Akira Nakao, active in the Berlin painting scene. Items like their paintings and small handmade plates are on display and available for purchase. They also offer pottery workshops where you knead the clay yourself, giving visitors the chance to create the work they've conceived while receiving careful instruction (reservations required)."
  • Unzengama
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Matsue-shi Tamayucho Fujina 428-8
    "This pottery kiln with a history of nearly 250 years began as an old kiln for the Matsue clan in the Edo period (1603-1868). It is located about a four-minute drive from JR Nogi Station, and continues to produce traditional Fujina ware and pottery with modern designs that blend in with modern life. It once worked on tea utensils favored by Fumai-ko, the clan leader who was a master of the tea ceremony. Because he liked replicas of masterpieces of the time, they are characterized by having a delicate and elegant appearance reminiscent of Kyoto. In recent years, the kiln has been working on things such as warm and gentle blue containers using Izumo celadon and ""namakoyu"" glazing, as well as containers with exotic patterns."
  • Rihaku Sake Brewery
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Matsue-shi Ishibashicho 335
    This brewery is located in the castle town of Matsue, rich in water and greenery. Since its establishment in 1882, the brewery has passed on the tradition of sake brewing, which appears in the Legend of Izumo, and continues to brew gentle and mellow sake loved around the world. Their representative brand of sake, Li Bai, was named by Reijiro Wakatsuki, a native of Matsue City who served twice as Prime Minister. It is named after the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai, who was said to have written a hundred poems after drinking a lot of wine. Li Bai, with its moderate flavor and aroma, is loved in Japan and other countries around the world because it is very well balanced as a sake drunk during meals.
  • Hirose-gasuri Indigo Dye Workshop
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    Shimane Matsue-shi Kitahoricho 322
    This indigo dyeing workshop carries on the tradition of Hirose Gasuri, a prefectural Intangible Cultural Property. This facility is near the Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, and sells indigo dyed goods as well as offering activities allowing you to make your own. The traditional craft of Hirose Gasuri uses a wide variety of medium sized geometric patterns as well as picturesque patterns, and is said to have found its beginning in a dyeing style taught in nearby Yonago in 1824, in the Hoki Province that is today the western part of Tottori Prefecture. The style is characterized by precise geometric patterns marked by stark contrast in the blue dyeing (using naturally fermented indigo liquid), with the threads woven to bring out the patterns with exactness. At this workshop, you can use rubber bands to create your own design in their Dyeing Activity, resulting in a one-of-a-kind piece for the cost of a single coin!
  • Tsubakigama
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Oda-shi Yunotsucho Yunotsu I665-30
    "This kiln first opened in 1969. The name is based on the Japanese camellia, Tsubaki no Hana, which has long been admired in Japan. Yunotsu on the Sea of Japan has long been home to many climbing kilns, and was once a prosperous producer of water jugs called ""hando."" Now, the father and son Arao family make items glazed with a camellia pattern that has been considered lucky as auspicious omens motif since the Heian period. Their work is marked by their five colors of overglazing, which include light blue, indigo, and three traditional colors going back generations: celadon (white), cinnabar (red), and gosu (green)."
  • Kuniakira Sake Brewing
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Higashichamachi 8

    We popped into this microbrewery to try the local drinks but ended up having a lovely lunch too. Its possible to sit on the floor Japanese style, or to use chairs and a table, western style...

  • Shimane Atomic Energy
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Matsue-shi Kashimacho Sadahongo 2955

    原子力発電所の仕組みが学べる施設です。「発電チャレンジコーナー」においては、自転車を実際に漕いで電気を発生させたり、ハンドルを操作することで、発生させた電気でメロディーを奏でたりと、体験できるコーナーも魅力があります。

  • Milk Workshop Shiki Gelateria Cafe Mui Main Store
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Ochi-gun Onancho Yakami 3119-3

    久し振りに邑南町に行って前から入ってみたかったイタリア料理店の後に行きました。一緒に食べた甥っ子とすぐ近くにアイスクリームをと思って寄りましたが彼は牛乳を飲み両方とも美味しかったです。またFacebookとかで投稿したら百円キャッシュバックして頂きました。

  • Sake shop Mochida Honten
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    4.0
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Hiratachou Katahara town 785

    出雲大社の訪問の帰りに行って来ました。クチコミ通りのいい店構えでした。地酒買いましたがいい味でした。

  • Furuhashi Brewery
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    3.5
    4 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Ushiroda Ro 196

    飛騨高山に行ったときに見たように、こちらの酒造にも杉玉が飾ってあって、屋根も付いているのがとても新鮮でした。こちらは明治創業の蔵元です。津和野の湧水が使われています。「初陣」は最高でした。

  • Takeshita Main Store
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Unnan Kakeyacho Kakeya 955-1

    木次線の木次駅からタクシーで行きました。タクシーだと往復1万円程度かかりますが,コミュニティバスもあるようです。お酒(「出雲誉」「大衆」)を何本か購入しました(特に「大衆」は,一度飲んでみたかったお酒でした)。「竹下登記念館」が併設されており,そちらも見学しました。帰りがけに,御当主に本宅の座敷に案内して頂きました。選挙のたびに多くの人が集まったであろう場所で,「政治の熱」がビシバシ伝わってきます...

  • Fukumitsu Ishi Stone Quarry
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Oda-shi Yunotsucho Fukumitsu Ha 1421
    This is the most productive stone quarry in Shimane prefecture, and this facility now offers a glimpse at the history and culture of around 450 years of quarrying here. The stone Fukumitsu-ishi quarried after the late Warring States period is light blue-green tuff, and it was used for the statues of Gohyaku-rakan (five hundred arhats) in the World Heritage Site Iwami Ginzan silver mine. This stone stands out for its excellent humidity control, sound absorption and anti-slip effect, and is a common material for bathroom floors, coasters, shrine torii gates, waterways, and more. Quarrying work still continues in this cool, quiet mine shaft.
  • Shimaneshinrinhatuden
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Goutsushi Matsukawachoukamikawado 390-22 Gotsu in the base industrial park
  • Glass Workshop IZUMO
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Izumo-shi Hikawacho Shussai 1341-1
  • LEFTY'SLEATHERCRAFT
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Masuda-shi Tsudacho 698-9

Shimane Areas

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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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