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Shimane

Japanese Myths are still alive here - a place where eight-million gods gather
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Shimane
The symbol of the prefecture Izumo-Taisha Grand Shrine is known as a shrine of matchmaking, attracting many visitors from all over Japan throughout the year. Shimane is a prefecture of Japanese Myths with many old shrines and legends as well as “power spots” that are popular among many tourists. There are many more attractive sightseeing spots including a registered world heritage Iwami silver mine, a busy castle town of Tsuwano, and Yunokawa hot spring which is famous as a “hot spring of beauties.” If you have time, you may want to visit an isolated island of Oki-no-shima. You should never forget to visit the Matsue Castle which is retaining the donjon as it was built hundreds of years ago. The city view of Matsue from the donjon is breathtakingly beautiful.
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    Access from major landmarks

    Fukuoka Airport - Matsue station
    From Fukuoka Airport to Izumo Airport
    Sixty-five minutes (via Japan Air Commuter)
    From Izumo Airport to Matsue station
    Thirty minutes (via Shuttle bus)

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