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  • 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 of Art has been awarded as the most beautiful Japanese garden for eleven consecutive years in a row by The Journal of read more

  • Gassan Toda Castle

    Gassan Toda Castle, also known as Toda Castle, was a hilltop style Japanese Castle in Yasugi Shimane Prefecture Prefecture. Gassan Toda Castle is regarded as one of Japan’s Five Greatest Mountain Castles. In 1195 Gassan Toda Castle was constructed by the Sasaki clan. In 1542 the Siege of Gassan Toda Castle occurred with forces led read more

  • Hii River Bank

    Hii River Bank at Unnan in Shimane Prefecture 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.

  • 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 Ginzan Silver Mine ceased production in the early 20th century. Prior to 1600 the mine was fought over several times until Tokugawa Shogunate read more

  • 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 close to Matsue. Izumo Taisha Shrine is dedicated to the god Okuninushi which famous as the Shinto deity of marriage. In 1952 the read more

  • 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 buildings except the main donjon (keep) were removed as a part of Meiji Restoration. Between 1950 and 1955 the remaining parts of the castle read more


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