Lake Shinji

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Silhouette of Buddhist statues in Matsue, Japan during sunset
Silhouette of Buddhist statues in Matsue, Japan during sunset (Photo: Wirestock / Adobe Stock)

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]



Lake Shinji, Shimane, Japan (Map) (Directions)




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.

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