Located in western Honshu, Shimane Prefecture (島根県, Shimane-ken) is an unfairly underrated tourist destination; there’s more to see and do here than what some people might tell you.
Shimane is most noted for the Izumo-Taisha, which is one of Japan’s can’t-miss sites and is a surprisingly popular date spot; it houses the Shinto deity of marriage, attracting couples from all over the country. Matsue Castle and Kamosu Jinja are two of Matsue City’s most prominent features, along with its many hot springs.
The Oki Islands have some of Japan’s most pristine coasts, while the Adachi Museum of Art is renowned for its breathtaking Japanese garden. The Iwami Ginzan, the largest silver mine in Japanese history, is a World Heritage Site.
From July 15th until August 30th, Shimane's Iwami Art Museum is hosting an art exhibition focused on refreshing paintings. Fall..
Night Kagura, is a dance theater for the entertainment of thee gods. Watching it in the illuminated Inari Shrine was a beautiful..
Each year in October, the Higashi Sanbin Flower Valley in Shimane is filled with around 600,000 colorful cosmos flowers, covering..