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Leisure / Outdoors Spots in Masuda / Tsuwano Area

  • Shimane Aquas Aquarium
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    4.5
    137 Reviews
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    Shimane Pref. Hamadashi Kushirochou 1117-2
    One of the largest aquariums in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions, Aquas is the only aquarium in western Japan where you can see belugas. The aquarium has exhibits some 10 thousand creatures spanning around 400 species, including a penguin exhibit housing four species of penguins, a giant aquarium exhibit focusing on the sharks which appear in the myths of Shimane, an exhibit featuring the flying fish which are the official fish of Shimane Prefecture, and more. The aquarium’s earless seal and sea lion shows are also popular.

    元気な子供たちにぴったり 入場料は他の水族館と同様に高いのですが、十分遊べるため高いと思いませんでした。 雨でも風でも館内を走り回れますし、迷子の心配も少ないと思います。 近くに大きなアスレチックがあってそちらでもしっかり遊べます。年中さんくらいなら一人で滑り台ができそうです。 Entrance fee is not cheap same as other aquariums. But I...

  • Shimane Arts Center - Grand Toit
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    Shimane Pref. Masudashi Ariakechou 5-15
    This facility is a rare building nationally, serving both as a museum and theater combined. It is a building that uses Sekishu stone tiles on the roof and walls, familiar to the residences of Iwami. The building is beautiful with the characteristic change of expression of the glassy surface of the tiles. A variety of exhibitions and events are held both at the museum and theater to entertain many people.
  • Iwami Seaside Park
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    Shimane Pref. Hamadashi Kokubuchou 1644-1
    This is a well-equipped facility offering tennis courts, a camping village, a cabin village and auto camping grounds. Day camping and barbeques can be enjoyed near the sea. Reservations are necessary for the cabins and auto camp and can be made at the beginning of the month, five months in advance. Besides playing on the beach there are flowers and green gardens and family parks. The outdoors can be easily enjoyed here.
  • Morijuku Art Museum
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Morimura A) 542
    This is an art museum located a 15-minute walk from JR Yamaguchi Line's Tsuwano Station, impressive for its building reconstructed and remodeled from a residence of the Tsuwano domain's principal village headman. The thick beams and central pillar of the interior remind one of a traditional Japanese house, with the masterworks of Tsuwano-born western-style artist Sho Nakao and his wife Maya Yoshiura on display. In addition, Spanish court painter Goya's valuable copperplate engravings from his “matador” series are also on display. On the second floor one can see “pinhole photography” at work, the image of the garden appearing to be reversed when viewed through a hole in a sliding storm shutter.

    If you visit Tsuwano (which overall I dont necessarily recommend), it is definitely worth seeking out this small museum. The impressionist style exhibition by a local artist and Goya bullfighting...

  • Shimane Prefectural Manyo Park
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    Shimane Pref. Masudashi Takatsuchou I 2402-1
    This park is located in Takatsu-cho, Masuda City. There is a botanical garden, open lawn space and walking course on the large premises full of nature, and it is a facility both children and adults can enjoy all day long. There are 14 sites in the park's automobile campground, and each site has one parking lot. There are sinks and outdoor stoves at each site. They also rent out six-person tents, sleeping bags, gas lanterns, tables and chairs. Pets are allowed, but must be kept on leashes.
  • Shimane Prefectural IWAMI ART MUSEUM
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
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    Shimane Masuda-shi Ariakecho 5-15
    An art museum that's part of the Shimane Arts Center's Grand Toit, a facility for culture and the arts in the Iwami area. The venue holds high-quality thematic exhibits from its permanent collection, as well as a range of special exhibitions covering a variety of fields, workshops, and lectures to deepen understanding of the arts. Made with 280,000 tough and durable locally produced Sekishu-gawara roofing tiles, it's a landmark that harmonizes with the surrounding natural environment. It's next to the Iwami Art Theater, built for the appreciation and creation of the arts. The courtyard connects the museum and the theater and is a nice break spot for visitors.

    博多駅から新幹線で新山口まで。在来線(山口線)に乗り換えて益田駅下車し、後はタクシーで行きました。 壁や床、地面いっぱいの石州瓦で埋め尽くされていて、美しいを通り越して不思議な感覚にとらわれました。 展示場も広く、のんびりと癒されました。夫の仕事に同行したのですが、夫が仕事中も一人で館内を散策(?)することができました。公共の交通機関の便利が良いといいと思いました。

  • Hamada Children's Museum of Art
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    Shimane Hamada Nobara Cho 859-1
    "An art museum designed with an image of ""a ship of creation and beauty floating on the Sea of Japan"" in mind. In addition to various feature exhibits devised to facilitate both ""seeing and creating,"" the Museum School helps them enjoy watching and creating all day long. The museum is located at the Umi no Mieru Culture Park overlooking Hamada Port and was established in 1996 for the children who will become the leaders of the next generation. They seek to cultivate creativity and artistic sensibilities by having children interact with art from an early age."
  • Anno Art Museum
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    4.5
    39 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Pref. Kanoashiguntsuwanochou Ushiroda A) 60-1
    This art museum features exhibits dedicated to famous Tsuwano-born illustrator Mitsumasa Anno, recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award and recognized as a Person of Cultural Merit. The exhibit building has an impressive design, with white plaster walls and a red-tiled roof. Works such as “Tsuwano, Washibara” and “The Picture Book of Geocentric Theory” are rotated on a three-month basis. There’s also a planetarium on-site as well as a space with a recreation of Anno’s home and atelier. A separate building contains a library and other facilities. The nearest station is Tsuwano Station.

    安野さんは、国際アンデルセン賞を受賞したすごい画家さんです。絵本の原画も素晴らしかったですが、旅行で描いた風景画がとても素敵でした。長い廊下も非常に雰囲気が良かったです。

  • Hamada nomideseikatusurukai Marine activities
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Pref. Hamadashi Kokubuchou 1644-1
  • Hikimikai Rest Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Pref. Masudashi Hikimichouhikimi Lee 853-3
  • Hamada Tateishi Shiyo Art Museum
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Hamada Misumicho Furuichiba 589

    石本正が、最後までアトリエで大切にしていた1万枚を超える未公開の素描の中から厳選された作品は、素晴らしかったです。 なかなか、こだわりのある美術館だと感じました。

  • Imai Art Museum
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Gotsu Sakuraecho Kawado 472-1

    建機会社の一角に佇む私設美術館。「戦場カメラマン 渡辺陽一写真展」を見に行きました。入館料1000円。JAF等各種割引で900円。最近はバラエティ番組でもお馴染みの戦場カメラマン。紛争地帯で生きる子どもたちの写真は特に訴えかけてくるものがあります。彼が着用した防弾チョッキに触れることが出来ますが、とにかく重いの一言。周囲はJR三江線が廃止され、国道261号線は典型的地方三桁国道。彼方此方土砂崩れが...

  • Senjokeikenritushizen Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Prefecture Ochi-gun Onan-cho
  • Dangyokei Kannondaki Prefectural Nature Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Ochi-gun Onancho
  • Hamada Kaigan Prefectural Natural Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Hamada Ubuyucho
  • Makurase Yama Camping Ground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Tsuwanocho Makurase
  • Gunhara Camp site
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Pref. Ochigunonanchou Asuna 2664-3
  • Fuka Shinokawa Camping Ground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Ochi-gun Onancho Ibara
  • Migi Ke Tani Camping Ground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Kanoashi-gun Yoshikacho Kakinoki Mura Kabatani
  • Mito Shizennomori
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Shimane Masuda-shi Mitocho Tsumo 2654

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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