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Waterfall Spots in Shimane Area

  • Ryuzugataki Fall
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Unnanshi Kakeyachoumatsukasa
    "This is one of the grandest waterfalls in the Chugoku region and is chosen as one of the ""Japan's Top 100 Waterfalls"" along with ""Yaedaki"" waterfall. The waterfall merges Odaki waterfall and Medaki waterfall. Behind Odaki waterfall is called the ""Uraminotaki"" and a Goddess of mercy is enshrined in the Cascade Cave. Every year on the 15th of August the ""Ryuzugataki Waterfalls Festival"" is held."
  • Dangyo Falls
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    Shimane Pref. Okigunokinoshimachou Nagu
    This waterfall is located in the area of Dangyo Shrine in the island town of Oki. The 40 meter waterfalls, which drop from both sides of Dangyo Shrine standing on a cliff, were used for living water and agricultural water since long ago. Made up of Osudaki Falls (also known as Urami Falls, where you can see the back) and Mesudaki Falls, there is still the tradition of cleansing the body with water from the falls on the night before bullfighting tournaments and Oki Classical Sumo tournaments for long life, success in battle and to prevent fires. In addition, it has been chosen as one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls because of the abundant amount of water.
  • Kiyotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Oda-shi Kutecho Satsuka
  • Makura Ke Taki
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Gotsu-shi Sakuraecho Imada
  • Kotaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Oda-shi Kutecho Satsuka
  • Yae Taki
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Unnan Kakeyacho Iruma
  • Tama Mine No Taki
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Nita-gun Okuizumocho
  • Mitaraitaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Matsue-shi
  • Iwa Ryu Ji no Taki
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Gotsu-shi Hazumicho
  • Ryuzugatakiodaki
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Unnan City Kakeyachomatsukasa Takidani

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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