SHIMANE PREFECTURE

Shimane Prefecture is located on the coast of the Sea of Japan in Chugoku region of Honshu. Shimane Prefecture attractions include the World Heritage Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine.

Shimane Prefecture is located on the coast of the Sea of Japan in Chugoku region of Honshu. The capital city of Shimane Prefecture is Matsue. Shimane Prefecture attractions include the Garden of the Adachi Museum of Art in Yasugi, Shimane Vogel Park, Matsue Castle and the World Heritage Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine.

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SHIMANE PREFECTURES

Shimane Prefecture
Shimane Prefecture is on the coast of the Sea of Japan in Chugoku region of Honshu. The capital city of Shimane Prefecture is Matsue. Shimane Prefecture attractions include the Garden of the...

SHIMANE PREFECTURE CAPITAL

Matsue
Matsue is between Lake Shinji and Lake Nakaumi along the Ohashi River which connects the two lakes, near the Sea of Japan in Shimane Prefecture Chugoku Region. Matsue, the capital of Shimane...

SHIMANE CASTLES

Gassan Toda Castle
Gassan Toda Castle, also known as Toda Castle, was a hilltop style Japanese Castle in Yasugi Shimane Prefecture. Gassan Toda Castle is regarded as one of Japan's Five Greatest Mountain Castl...

Matsue Castle
Matsue Castle is in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture and was completed in 1611. Matsue Castle, also known as "black" or "Plover" castle, is the second largest Japanese Castle. In 1875 all the buil...

SHIMANE LANDMARKS

Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine was first developed in 1526, but reached its peak production in the early 17th century when it was producing a third of the world's then silver production. Iwami Gin...

SHIMANE SHRINES

Izumo Taisha Shrine
Izumo Taisha Shrine, also known as Izumo Oyashiro, is considered to be one of the most important Shinto Shrines in Japan. Izumo Taisha Shrine is in Izumo of Shimane Prefecture, which is clos...

SHIMANE MUSEUMS and ART GALLERIES

Adachi Museum of Art
Adachi Museum of Art is known for its collection of contemporary Japanese painting, however it is famous for its five Japanese gardens which are said to be the best in Japan. Adachi Museum o...

SHIMANE GARDENS and PARKS

Hii River Bank
Hii River Bank at Unnan in Shimane Prefecture is famous for its cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. The Hii River Bank at Unnan has around 800 trees...

Matsue Castle Park
Matsue Castle Park, also known as Matsue Jozan Park, is in Matsue Shimane Prefecture and contains Matsue Castle with its original donjon (tower). Matsue Castle Park is also famous for its 30...

Yuushien Garden
Yuushien Garden (also spelt Yushien) is a traditional Japanese garden that is famous for its 250 types of Japanese peonies, along with its Autumn leaves and illumination. Yuushien Garden has...

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