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HAKUCHOU Boat宍道湖観光遊覧船はくちょう

Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise

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.


Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Higashiasahimachi 150-7 (MatsueArea)

phone 0852243218

[1st boarding place] 9:30-Sunset Cruises
[2nd boarding place] 9:35-Sunset Cruises
* Departs every half hour

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Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Higashiasahimachi 150-7 [ map ]
[1st boarding place] 9:30-Sunset Cruises
[2nd boarding place] 9:35-Sunset Cruises
* Departs every half hour
Weekday at the end of 12/1-2/(Departure for reservations of 10 people or more)
[Boarding fee] Adults1450yen, Children720yen
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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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