Blog Posts - Shimane



Hotel Uneri Dogo Island

ホテル海音里The Hotel Uneri on Dogo Island in the Oki Islands is the ideal place to stay if you are visiting Candle Rock on a sightseeing boat.The port from where the sightseeing boats for Candle Rock leave is just 1km from the hotel, located o...
by Japan Visitor on Dec 8, 2016

Matsue Castle Is Still There

The construction of Matsue Castle was completed in 1611. Built over a five-year period by Hoshio Yoshinaru, the castle continues to watch silently over the city of Matsue. Not dismantled during the Meiji Era, never destroyed by American bombing, Ma...
by Japan Visitor on Jun 10, 2016

山陰の小京都,津和野 / Tsuwano is called “Little Kyoto”.

Tsuwano, popularly called the “Little Kyoto of San-In”, is known for its main streets(“Tono-machi”) lined with neat rows of stores, Sake breweries, samurai residences and storehouses with white plaster walls built in the 17th...

Tadaji Temple Shimane a direct link to Kukai

多陀寺Hamada in Shimane prefecture is a small city on the Japan Sea, and known for its attractive white sand beaches. Hamada was once a bustling port in the Middle Ages for trade with the Asian mainland, and today still has the area's only deep-se...
by Japan Visitor on Oct 30, 2015

Tadaji Temple, Shimane—a direct link to Kukai

多陀寺Hamada in Shimane prefecture is a small city on the Japan Sea, and known for its attractive white sand beaches. Hamada was once a bustling port in the Middle Ages for trade with the Asian mainland, and today still has the area's only deep-se...
by Japan Visitor on Oct 30, 2015

Shirozeme "Besiege the Castle" Samurai Event in Shimane

城攻めEagle Talon is a Japanese animated cartoon series that began in 2006 and has gained enormous popularity. It is about a secret society called Eagle Talon (Taka no Tsume) based in Tokyo's Kojimachi district that makes repeated, but failed, eff...
by Japan Visitor on Sep 3, 2015

Iwami Seaside Park

石見海浜公園The Japan Sea Coast is usually considered the best place to swim in Japan. The Pacific Coast is much more populated and industrialized with Japan's major cities dotting the seaside down from Tokyo to Yokohama, through Shiz...
by Japan Visitor on Aug 27, 2015

Feature Photo 2/18/14

Photo By Carlye Hodel...
by Wide Island View on Feb 17, 2014

石見銀山の繁栄を偲ぶ大森のまちなみ / Omori-machi, the vestige of the prosperity of Iwami Ginzan

Iwami Ginzan (silver mine) enjoyed a long history before it closed in 1923. Silver was said to have been disco […]Continue Reading…(続きを読む) «石見銀山の繁栄を偲ぶ大森のまちなみ / Omori-machi, the vestige of th...

Izumo Dome

出雲ドームThough there are many large-scale domes scattered across Japan, the Izumo Dome is not one of the better known ones: those would be Fukuoka Dome or Tokyo Dome, but it does have some distinction, being the biggest wooden dome in Japan an...
by Japan Visitor on Oct 18, 2013

Saka Shrine: The Birthplace of Sake

Before Japan was poisoned by Western charms, legends used to abound of great Asian men who formed the intellectual upper-crust of societies all over the world.  Centuries ago, Dutch used to be the official foreign language of Business & Comm...
by thesoulofjapan on Sep 4, 2013

Okayama, Shimane, and Tottori: Home of the Gods!

I purchased (juseki) non-reserved ticket and I boarded the Yakumo bound for Yasugi Station, Shimane Prefecture.   From my train window Okayama looks like any other rural Japanese town.    Going deeper into the backbone of  Shimane...
by thesoulofjapan on Aug 31, 2013

The Iwami Kagura Train & Iwami Kagura Line

石見神楽電車Recently JR West unveiled a new livery for a train that runs in Shimane along the Japan Sea coast, the Iwami Kagura Train.Iwami, the old name of the province that is now the western part of Shimane Prefecture, is home to a very popu...
by Japan Visitor on Mar 30, 2013

[shimane prefecture] rescue helicopter

Este es un modelo de helicóptero usado para acciones de emergencia en caso de algún tipo de desastre ya sea natural o creado por la mano del hombre.
by DePapercraftBlog on Feb 13, 2013

View of Izumo from Mount Sanbe

出雲The second character in the word Izumo means "cloud" or "clouds" and here the image captures the clouds over the town in Shimane perfectly.Jake DaviesThe view is from the Mount Sanbe area in Shimane part of Daisen-Oki National Park.© JapanVisi...
by Japan Visitor on Feb 8, 2013

Iki Iki Matsuri Sakurae Shimane

生き生き祭りThe iki iki matsuri is a common festival performed all over Japan in November. The words iki iki translate as "lively" or "fresh."Jake DaviesHere young women dressed in black tabi boots and happi coats perform the umbrella danc...
by Japan Visitor on Feb 7, 2013

Shimane Art Museum

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by Hello Japan on Feb 2, 2013

Yuushien Garden

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by Hello Japan on Feb 2, 2013

Matsue Vogel Park

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by Hello Japan on Feb 2, 2013

Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

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by Hello Japan on Feb 2, 2013


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