Sights in Shimane

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Ochi Canoe Village

At this campsite in Misato, Shimane, visitors are able to experience the great outdoors and try out kayaking and canoeing. The Ochi Canoe Village provides instr

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Tachikue Gorge Natural Park

Tachikue Gorge Natural Park is a prefectural natural park. Having strong ties with Buddhism, this picturesque gorge features uniquely shaped rocks that tower up

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Izumo Culture Handing-Down Museum

This museum opened in 1991 and is focused on conveying long lost traditions in the area. The Izumo Cultural Heritage Museum is surrounded by tsukiji pine trees

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Yasugibushiya (Loach Scooping Dance Experience)

Yasugi city is well known for their dojou-sukui or loach scooping. "Dojou” is Japanese for loach, a small freshwater fish, and "sukui" means to scoop up with a

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Turban Shell Rice "Sazae Mura"

Literally translated to "Sazae Village", this restaurant specializes in all dishes related to sazae. Sazae is a type of sea snail that is used as a local delica

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Turban Shell Rice "Ajumaya"

Serving various dishes that include sazae, a type of sea snail, this restaurant is known for its reasonable prices and homely atmosphere. It’s found on the road

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Turban Shell Rice "Ryoba"

This restaurant specializes in a Japanese dish called sazae don. In Japanese “sazae" is translated as turban shell, a species of sea snail, and “don" means bowl

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Iwakura no Chichi Sugi - "Iwakura Boob Tree"

Located east of the foot of Mt. Omachiji, this interestingly named tree is estimated to be about 800 years old. The locals hold festivals in honor of this sacre

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Cape Nagu

Empress Jingu was said to have passed by Cape Nagu, a geographically important location on the Oki Island passageway. The locals enjoy it as romantic lookout sp

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Tamawakasu-Mikoto Shrine Yaosugi Tree

This shrine is found in a very historic area of Oki, built in the iconic Oki-zukuri, or Oki style. Next to the shrine is the 2000 year old Yao Sugi Cedar, measu

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Sea Urchin Kama-meshi Lunch Set "Suehiro"

This Japanese restaurant focuses on seafood and a traditional Japanese rice dish called "kamameshi". Highlights from Suehiro's menu include their well-known sea

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Roasted Rice Ball Tea-Soup "Nabekuni"

This restaurant is famous for their roasted rice ball tea-soup. Based on a traditional Japanese dish called ochazuke, this simple Japanese dish is made by pouri

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Oki Hot Springs "GOKA"

Goka Onsen (hot spring) with its warm homely feel is the perfect way to unwind after a day of adventure. As the only onsen on Oki island, Oki Hot Springs GOKA o

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Shirashima Observation Deck

The Shirashima Observation Deck is a favorite among locals for its scenic view of the land and sea. It is often said that the contrast between the sky and sea i

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Candle Island

This small uninhabited island rock is a sea stack that resembles a candle. When the setting sun rests on its peak, it looks like a lit candle. Visitors can take

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Jodogaura Shore Line

Locally known as a popular hiking spot, this designated national scenic spot is great for chilling out or having a leisurely picnic. It's found on the east sid

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Hotel Miyabi

Located just two minutes from Saigo-ko Port, this hotel boasts a scenic view of the ocean from the lobby and guest rooms.

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Shimane Winery

The area around Izumo Grand Shrine is famous for its “house grapes”, which produces the elegant and earthy Shimane Wine. The Shimane Winery was constructed in