Lake Shinji (宍道湖, Shinji-ko) is a lake in the northeast area of the Shimane Prefecture in Japan. The lake is the seventh largest in Japan, with a circumference of 48 kilometres. It is enclosed by the Shimane Peninsula to the north, and the Izumo and Matsue plains to the west and east respectively. [Wikipedia]
2 hr 30 mins from Okayama to Matsue (JR Limited Express Yakumo)
From Matsue Station, the Lakeline Loop Bus can be taken in the direction of Matsue Shinjiko Onsen.
A trip to Matsue wouldn’t be complete without seeing the sunset over Lake Shinji. This view is included in Japan’s list of one..
If you're headed to the Matsue History Museum, you have to pay a visit to the on-site cafe known as Kissa Kiharu. The cafe serves..
Matsue Castle (松江城, Matsuejō) is the centerpiece of Matsue’s well-preserved castle town. Completed in 1611, Matsue Castle is one of only 12 origi..
Matsue’s Vogel Park, aka “Bird Park”. A large expanse of Shimane’s beautiful natural landscape, Vogel Park is situated north o..
The natural hot springs of Tamatsukuri are known as one of the oldest onsen in Japan.That means that at the very least, this onsen..