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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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.
The Hinomisaki Lighthouse in Izumo is one of the more unique spots in all of Shimane. This massive white structure towers in stark contrast over the Northern coastline.
I was promised that that day Shimane’s own sumo fighter Okinoumi will be visiting the park. I looked forward very much to see him pound the rice into delicious rice cake.
Matsue is a traditional castle town, with one of only twelve original remaining castles nationwide as its foremost symbol.
Omori Town is part of the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine World Heritage Site, which is one of Japan’s most important mining areas.
The stunningly beautiful Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine in Shimane Prefecture is one of the oldest shrine sites in Japan.