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  • Craft Kan in Koboku no mori
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Ochigunonanchou Yakami 7154-10
    This facility is located in the Koboku no Mori Park surrounded by nature and herbs. It is a tourist information center and also sells products made from the herbs grown in the park as well as popular sweets made in Onan Town and local crafts. It also offers classes to make your own original craft items and is a popular spot.
  • Horikawa Pleasure Boat
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    4.5
    260 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kurodachou 507-1
    A pleasure cruise which goes on a 50 minute tour of the moat surrounding the National Treasure-designated Matsue Castle in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. The cruise’s coarse is dotted with famous and elegant castle town sights such as Shiomi Nawate-dori Street and the Former Samurai District. The water birds, flowering plants growing by the water, and other highly seasonal scenery is also a must-see. The cruise boat itself is eight meters long, two meters wide, and covered with a small roof; a toasty kotatsu (table with a blanket and heater underneath) is provided in winter. The Hori River the boat travels is spanned by 17 bridges, and when the boat travels under particularly low bridges, the roof must be lowered to pass.

    A well justified cruise, much more fun than I imagine before embarkation. We join at the pier adjoining to Matsue Castle. In the first 20 minutes, we cruise around the nice and beautiful greenery...

  • HAKUCHOU Boat
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    20 Reviews
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Higashiasahimachi 150-7
    Lake Shinji, designated as one of Japan’s 100 most beautiful sunsets, is known for its amazingly beautiful scenery and for having the largest catch of shijimi clams in Japan. It takes about one hour to enjoy the scenery of Lake Shinji on one of the sightseeing cruises on the pleasure boat, Hakuchou. The sunset cruise, which departs when the sun is going down, is one of their most popular boat trips. A sad legend recalls how a young bride who was bullied by her mother-in-law remains on the only island floating in the lake, Yomegashima Island (literally meaning “young bride island”). Boat port number two is approximately five minutes on foot from JR Matsue Station.

    Even though it was raining, I was able to see the view. I was also able to feel the wideness of the lake and enjoy the view around the mountain. Also, it is very safe since the crews are keeping the...

  • Karakoro Art Studio
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tonomachi 43
    Located in Tono Town, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, the Karakoro Art Studio is an art and crafts center based on the themes of artisan and craft. The studio is housed within the former Matsue branch of the Bank of Japan which was built in the early Showa period. The large pillars in the entrance, retro chandeliers, and big doors of the underground vaults, etc. are still visible today. Inside the building are a range of shops which deal in a variety of works, such as glassware, silverwork, ceramics, and agate. There are also a variety of things visitors can have a go at such as making sweets unique to the tea ceremony, and making accessories, etc.
  • Yunotsu Yakimono no Sato
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    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    Small museum / shop 5 minutes drive from Yunotsu. Offers the chance to paint / glaze pottery from Y2000. Kilns interesting, but if not doing activity, spend 20mins max here.

  • Matsue Lakeline Bus
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Asahimachi 472-2
    This is an excursion bus leaving bus stop No. 7 at JR Matsue Station at 20-30 minute intervals. It runs a course around the sightseeing spots of Matsue City in approximately 50 minutes. There are two routes, the Lake Line Route and Sunset Course depending on the time. Both routes include sights such as Matsue Castle designated as a National Treasure, and Shiomi Nawate, Matsueshinjiko-onsen Station, Shinji-ko-ohashi Bridge, Shimane Art Museum, and the Lake Shinji Pleasure Boat pier. One day and two day tickets, convenient for sightseeing, are also available.
  • Ichibata Electric Railway Co., Ltd
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    71 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Hiratachou 2226
    This is a railway along the banks of Lake Shinji that plays an essential role as a lifestyle route for local people by connecting Matsue, Hirata, Izumo and Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine. It also plays a role as a railway carrying pilgrims going to worship to Izumo Grand Taisha Shrine and Ichibata Yakushi Temple. Train cars with local character exterior wraps are becoming popular with tourists as a train of good fortune.

    "Ichibata Railway" is a local railway around Izumo and Matsue. Many people use this train to visit Izumo Taisha. Izumo Taisha is the most famous spiritual spot for good relationship in Japan. So...

  • Kuniga Coast Sightseeing Boat Trips
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Okigunnishinoshimachou Uragou
    Kuniga Coast Sightseeing Boat Trips take visitors out to view spectacular coastal scenery such as the Tsutenkyo Arch. One cruise starts from Beppu Harbor and enables passengers to view nearby islands such as Komori-shima Island and Kanmuri-jima Island, while another starts from Urago Harbor, and passes by imposing rock formations and sea-eroded cliffs, including Kanabo-iwa, Shobutsuzo-iwa and Matengai Cliff; on these cruises, visitors can enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery to the utmost. On days when the seas are calm, the boats may also visit sea-caves such as Otohime-goten and Takimi-no-iwaya.
  • Rosoku-jima Sightseeing Boat
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Okigunokinoshimachou Shiro
    Rosoku-jima (“Candle Island”) is an unusually-shaped rock that rises to a height of around 20 meters above the waves, and which is famous as a spectacular sight at dusk in the setting sun. It derives its name from the fact that, when, the sun is going down in the evening, the top of the rock appears to be lit up like a huge candle. Sightseeing boats depart from Fukuura Wharf and Akasaki Wharf, timing their departure to be near Rosoku-jima at sunset. During the daytime, or if the boats are not operating that day, visitors can also get a good view of the rock from the Rosoku-jima Observation Platform.
  • Senchasoh
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    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Suetsuguhonmachi 74
    Founded in 1939, the Senchasoh is a tea shop where you can enjoy tours, tea parties, and tea ceremony practice in the Keiuntei tea room. The Kyoten Main Shop functions as a gallery as well, providing a good sense of tea culture in Matsue. You may tour the Sencha-so plant in Yadacho Town, Matsue City only on weekdays (Monday through Friday), limited to one group of 20 or fewer people per day.

    併設のカフェに行きました。お茶屋さんだけあって、美味しいですね。店舗も落ち着いていていいですね。チョコレートパフェとコーヒーでくつろぎました。

  • Matsue Japanese Confectionary Making
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Tonomachi 43
    Formerly a Bank of Japan branch, the Karakoro Art Studio is a complex of various shops where you can try making Japanese sweets. The visitors can learn Japanese confectionery making directly from an artisan of the long-established Japanese sweet shop “Saiundo.” Enjoy two pieces of a seasonal sweet you make yourself as a set with “wakakusa,” Matsue’s signature cake. Please be sure to contact them in advance for reservations. Eight minutes by car from JR Matsue Station.
  • Kaka Kukedo Sightseeing Boat
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    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Matsue-shi Shimanecho Kaka 6120-14
    "This pleasure cruise tours the Shimane Peninsula, which was said to have been created by the Izumo god Yatsukamizuomizunu-no-Mikoto. It's approximately 30 minutes by car from the Matsue City area. The Kaka-no-Kukedo Course takes in the Shin Kukedo sea cave of lore and the Kyu Kukedo cave, visible from land. Or you might try the course bound for the Seven Caves of Tako, known as Japan's ""blue caves."" These boat trips let you revel in the spectacular scenery of the Shimane Peninsula, which is part of Daisen-Oki National Park."

    フルコースを回ることが出来ず大変残念でした。風の影響で内海から外海に出た途端怖いくらい船が揺れました。やっぱり夏場に訪問するほうが良いのかな?出雲、松江ではいわゆるメジャーなスポットでは無いようですが私自身はもっと脚光を浴びるべきだと思います。自然が作り出した素晴らしい景観は一見の価値があります。次回伺う時には是非とも海上洞窟を通ってみたいなと思います。ちなみに悪天候による短縮バージョンでしたので...

  • China Bokujo
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Nita-gun Okuizumo Cho Shimoai 1766-8
  • Ito Bokujo
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Izumo-shi Sadacho
  • Happy Berry Noen
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Ochigunonanchou Shimokamedani 848-1
  • Iwamiunkainoen
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Ochigunonanchou Yakami
  • Onan-cho Youth Travel Village
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Pref. Ochigunonanchou Yamada 443-2
  • Fureainosato Okuizumo Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Unnan Kakeyacho Hata Naru
  • WOODY Maruse
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Ochi-gun Onancho Ichi Ki 5926-5
  • Tanaka Vineyard
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Unnan Kisukicho Jiryo Okawa 475

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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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