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Things to Do in Shimane

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If you're visiting Shimane, check out this list of top tips and things to do to make the most of your time there.

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Matsue Castle

Matsue Castle

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Matsue is a traditional castle town, with one of only twelve original remaining castles nationwide as its foremost symbol.

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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

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Omori Town is part of the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine World Heritage Site, which is one of Japan’s most important mining areas.

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Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

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The stunningly beautiful Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine in Shimane Prefecture is one of the oldest shrine sites in Japan.

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Daisen-Oki National Park

Daisen-Oki National Park

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Daisen-Oki National Park spans Okayama, Shimane and Tottori, the three westernmost prefectures of Japan’s main Honshu island. ..

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Shimane: Japan's Well-Kept Secret

Shimane: Japan's Well-Kept Secret

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Shimane prefecture is a coastal area in the west of Honshu — Japan’s main island. While not too far from the popular Hiroshima..

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