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  • Peony Garden Daikonshima-Honjin
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Yatsukachounyukou 441-1
    This is where visitors can enjoy viewing peony flowers and also see Tottori goldfish (Izumo nankin), known as swimming jewels and designated as a Natural Monument. The garden sells peony pot plants and Izumo nankin goldfish. Various other seasonal flowers can be enjoyed as well. The season for peonies is between mid-April to mid-May and between October and January.


  • Eshima Ohashi Bridge
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    Shimane Prefecture Matsue City Yatsukacho-Sakaiminato City Tomachi
    "A 10-minute drive from JR Sakaiminato Station or 45 minutes from the Yonago Interchange on the Yonago Expressway. The longest prestressed concrete rigid-frame bridge in Japan, it spans Nakaumi Lake, connecting Yatsuka-cho, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture with Watari-cho, Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture. The bridge's highest point is 45 meters above the water of the lake in order to allow the passage of 1,446.2 meter-long, 5,000-ton ships underneath. Featured in a television commercial for a car because of its steep slope on one side, it has also come to be known as ""pedal to the metal hill"" due to a line from that commercial. Located on the Matsue City side, the actual grade of the slope is just 6.1%, but the commercial's shooting angles and methods made it look almost like a vertically rising wall."
  • Hori Teien Garden
    15 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Muraki 795
    "A garden that includes the main house of Hori Tojuro, an Edo period copper mine official called the ""Mining King of Western Honshu."" The roughly 6.5-hectare grounds consist of the main garden from the Edo period, the Meiji period Rakuzan-so reception hall, and the Warakuen garden from the Taisho period. It's been recognized as a National Place of Scenic Beauty. Created in 1897, Rakuzan-so's grounds feature a pond-centered strolling garden with a waterfall and a three-legged stone lantern against a rocky mountain back drop. It has 17 lanterns of different sizes and a small shrine, as well as maple trees, azaleas, and satsuki rhododendrons. Lots of visitors come when the leaves turn colors in fall."

    堀家は鎌倉時代、津和野に地頭として下向した吉見氏に従って畑迫に土着した一族で、戦国時代には吉見氏のもとで鉱山開発を行っていた。 堀氏が居住した畑ヶ迫村には銀山があったことから、大いに栄えたようです。

  • Okuizumo Orochi Loop
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    Shimane Nita-gun Okuizumo Cho Yakawa 2500-294
    "Japan's largest double-loop road is 105-meter difference of elevation and has of 11 bridges of various sizes and three tunnels. It was built to resemble Yamata-no-orochi, an eight-headed, eight-tailed serpent from Japanese mythology that forms a double-coiled spiral. The eye-catching red of the Miino Bridge is a take on the flames used to make tatara steel, as well as the fire blown by Yamata-no-orochi. Lots of tourists stop for a break from driving and to purchase souvenirs at “Oku-Izumo Orochi Loop” Roadside Station and the Okuizumo Steel Sculpture Museum on National Route 314 that connects Hiroshima Prefecture and Shimane Prefecture. The loop has also received the Human Road Forum Awards' highest prize, with a theme of ""Making Roads that Harmonize with People and Vehicles."""
  • Shiomi Nawate Street
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    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Kitahorichou Around
    A 500 meter long street where the former residences of mid-ranking Edo period samurai stand located along the moat on the north side of Matsue Castle in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. The street is a Matsue City Designated Traditional Beautiful Sight District. The area retains the most remnants of the city’s castle town history, including the former residence of Koizumi Yakumo (Lafcadio Hearn), the Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, an old retreat once used by the seventh lord of Matsue Domain, and former samurai residences open to the general public. There are also magnificent old pine trees lining the street which are believed to have been growing here since the Edo period.
  • Yuushien Garden
    260 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Yatsukachouhanyu 1260-2
    The largest Japanese garden surrounding a pond in the San’in region, which opened in 1975, is located on Daikonshima Island in a lake called Nakaumi (Middle Sea) in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture. It is an idyllic garden of a simple and subdued refinement with its black pine, a waterfall, and Yukimi (snow viewing) lanterns in the center of the pond. It is famous for its peony and other seasonal flowers. In addition to the interior garden Peony Hall, where you can appreciate peony throughout the year, a Spring Peony Festival is held from late April to mid-May when about 20,000 trees of 250 species of peony color the garden. There are also places to eat and shops available. Goods using the special product Ginseng are popular.

    Yuushien Garden is a beautiful garden full of green views and also a lovely peony garden. Anyone can spend many hours easily over there for its stunning views. Simply wonderful. I recommend this...

  • Tsuwano Tonomachi Road
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Ushiroda
    This street rich in an atmosphere of an old castle town has samurai residences and namako kabe (walls covered with square tiles jointed with raised plaster) lining the street. There are many historical buildings gathered here such as the Hanko Yorokan (Tsuwano Domain School), a Catholic Church, and the Tsuwano clan old Tago Family residence. The roadside canals are beautiful with more than 1,000 Nishikigoi carps swimming in them. Early summer is especially recommended as irises bloom against the white walls in the background.
  • Hoshikamiyama Star Park
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Matsue-shi Yakumocho
  • Kankokutera Garden
    3 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Kunidomichou 1301


  • Matsu no Baba
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Izumo-shi Taishacho Kizukihigashi 195
  • Izumoshinwakaido
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane prefecture Matsue city Shinjido cho, Yunnan city, Iinoishi gun Iinan cho
  • Sesshu Garden
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Masuda-shi Higashimachi 25-33
  • Okubohazamayumippankokai Tours
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Odachou Oda B 701-3 Co., Ltd. Iwami Tourism Daita Office Sales Office
  • Sennoyama
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Odashi Omorichou
  • Rakanji Temple Sorihashi
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    Shimane Oda-shi Omoricho
  • Tuwanoakakawaranofukei
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    Shimane Prefecture Kanoashi county town Tsuwano
  • Sanindo
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Nakaza
  • Matsue Castle Jokamachi
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Matsue-shi Tonomachi
  • Twin Bridge
    Travel / Tourism
    Gifu Kakamigahara-shi
  • Takasegawazoinofuruimachinami
    Travel / Tourism
    Shimane Pref. Izumoshi Otsuchou - Imaichi-cho

Shimane 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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