Castle tourism in Shimane Prefecture

Shimane Prefecture is home to many shrines and temples, including Izumo, which is steeped in the world of mythology. After praying for good luck at Izumo Taisha and Yaegaki Shrines, aim for beautiful skin at hot springs such as Tamatsukuri Onsen. The Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, a world heritage site, is also one of the highlights. There are also spots where you can get in touch with nature, such as Lake Shinji, famous for its freshwater clams, and the Oki Islands, which are designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark. You can enjoy the historical scenery that retains the atmosphere of a castle town in Matsue, where the existing castle tower and Matsue Castle are located, and in Tsuwano, also known as ``Little Kyoto in the San'in.''

  • Matsue Castle
  • Izumo Taisha Shrine

Castle, temple and shrine sightseeing in Shimane Prefecture

Information on castles, temples, and shrines in Shimane Prefecture

History of Shimane Prefecture

Pick up history such as incidents and people related to Shimane Prefecture

Shimane prefecture column

Introduction column by castle enthusiasts

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