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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Adachi Museum of Art

A “must see” in Shimane, go to the Adachi Museum of Art. Set in the countryside of Yasugi, Adachi is tucked away between dramatic ranges in a long, flat valley.

Matsue Castle

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

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

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

Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

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

Daisen-Oki National Park

Daisen-Oki National Park spans Okayama, Shimane and Tottori, the three westernmost prefectures of Japan’s main Honshu island. Far removed from urban life, the national park offers a rewarding journey for the adventurous traveler keen to find the enduring essence of Japan.