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Mar 16, 2018

Any good tips for a Shimane visit?

I'm getting one of my New Year's Resolutions ticked off, and have a short trip planned to Shimane in late May. I'm going to visit Matsue, Izumo and Yasugi. Apart from the main to-do's there, does anyone have any experience with some off the beaten path spots? Cute cafes, interesting museums, anywhere you'd like to share?

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genkidesu

genkidesu

After spending the last several years in the beating heart of Tokyo, I will be spending the next three in the countryside of Japan. I adore this country and all it has to offer - and I'm always learning more and more about life here as I go along!

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  • YokoLostinJapan

    on Mar 19

    I spend a rainy day in Matsue... I enjoyed the castle a lot. There is a small shrine close by ( Jozan Inari Shrine) with small fox statues. I also visited some of the museums there, because they had a "discount for foreign visitor" (not depending on your visa), but I am not sure if they still have it. I took a look in the Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum and the Matsue History Museum back then. On the way back from Izumo Taisha I also made a stop at the Matsue Vogelpark. That was quite nice with all the birds and the big flower house.

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  • KevinC

    on Mar 19

    karakoro-kobo: http://www.karakoro-kobo.com/experience/index.html Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center: silver coin stamping http://ginzan.city.ohda.lg.jp/976.html Sand Museum: glass making http://www.sandmuseum.jp/experience/ Vineyard http://www.okuizumo.com/vineyard/ Hiking https://www.izumo-kankou.gr.jp/679

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  • Jackson

    on May 1

    Yes, Matsue Castle is a must-see. It's underrated as people compare it to the bigger names, but its history and beauty are superb!

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