Sights in Shimane

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Kamikado Street - Goen Alley

Located next to the “Seidamari” entrance of the Izumo Grand Shrine, this alley is home to several souvenir shops featuring goods made from the area. Goen Alley

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Soba Sunaya

This Japanese restaurant focuses on the Shimane specialty, Izumo soba. While regular soba noodles are made with a mixture of 80% soba powder and 20% wheat flour

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Enishi Handmade Soba

Considered a must-eat in Shimane, this restaurant serves Izumo’s famous soba. Enishi specializes in a type of soba called Izumo soba, and attracts a staggering

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Tanakaya Soba

This shop specializes in Izumo soba, a popular dish among both locals and visitors. Tanakaya serves Izumo soba which is noodles made from fresh buckwheat flour,

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Awazu Inari Shrine

Known as a popular picture spot among locals and visitors, this shrine features 20 torii (shrine gates). The railway runs through the middle of these gates, and

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Matsue History Museum

This local museum educates visitors about the history of Matsue City and offers a scenic view of Matsue Castle from its tea room. The Matsue History Museum show

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Yamachan (Matsue Station)

This popular Nagoya izakaya mainly serves local specialties, including miso-katsu and miso-kushi-katsu, deep-fried pork cutlets dipped in sweet miso sauce. Thei

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Izumo Zenzaimochi

This traditional shop sells a wide selection of sweets from Edo-period Japan. The name zenzaimochi means a 'sweet where the spirit dwells', which originated fro

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Arakiya

This traditional noodle house specializes in soba (buckwheat) noodles that are famous in Izumo City. The menu has photos to help you order individual dishes or

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Rosokujima (Candle Island)

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

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Shimane Kaiyokan Aquas

Aquas is the prefectural aquarium of Shimane, located in Hamada city.

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Taikodani Inari Jinja Shrine

This is a Shinto shrine and one of Japan's five most important shrines dedicated to Inari Okami, the Japanese fox god.

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Tamatsukuriyu Jinja Shrine

Tamatsukuriyu Jinja is a Shinto shrine that is famous for its "Negai Ishi", or wishing stone.

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Kamosu Jinja Shrine

Kamosu Jinja is a shrine is dedicated to Izanami, one of the mythical creators of the Japanese islands, as is a designated national treasure. It is known as Jap

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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its culture landscape were designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. About 600 mine tunnels were used for excavated for

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Tamatsukuri Hot Springs Area

This is an onsen area of Tamatsukuri, known as the “baths of the gods”. Traditional ryokan (Japanese inns) can be found here along Tamayu River, where you can e

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Yaegaki Jinja Shrine

Shinto shrine for the God Susanoo and Princess Kushinada. This shrine is dedicated to marriage and matchmaking.

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Tsuwano Castle Remains

Tsuwano Castle was a yamashiro (mountain castle) built in 1295. It was the residence of the Tsuwano Clan's Kamei family during the Edo era. Access is limited fr