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Make Your Trip to Shimane Memorable at This Traditional Japanese Guest House

A lot of travelers nowadays opt to search for lodging that is affordable but still has great service. Among the popular choices for them are guest houses. A guest house is a private house that offers accommodations and is quite similar to a bed and breakfast type of lodging. Across Japan, there are various guest…

Discover the Hidden Paradise That Is Oki Islands in Shimane Prefecture!

There are so many hidden places worth discovering in Japan. Some of these are uninhabited while others are inhabited. The Oki Islands off the coast of Shimane Prefecture is a combination of both. About 20,000 people live in the place with several other animals such as horses, cows, and Japanese raccoon dogs. Let’s dig deeper…

Experience the Gardens at the Adachi Museum of Art

Although the name might imply that it is only an art museum, Adachi Museum of Art (足立美術館) is definitely not any ordinary art museum. It has more to offer than meets the eye. In fact, Adachi Museum of Art is widely known for its beautiful Japanese garden, winning the “Best Garden Award” annually since 2003.…

The History and Beauty of Adachi Museum of Art

Everyone knows that there are various styles of art. However, very few people know how to appreciate art’s beauty and emotional power as well as the story behind it. If you’re a passionate artist or, simply, have an appreciation for art, then you will be fascinated to learn about Japan’s Adachi Museum of Art from…

Izumo Taisha: A Beautiful Shrine off the Beaten Path

Izumo-taisha (出雲大社) is one of the oldest and most important shrines in Japan and definitely one you should visit. It receives fewer international visitors in comparison to landmarks in Tokyo and Kyoto, but this shrine is definitely worth the trip. Author’s photo How to Get There Author’s photo Izumo-taisha is located in Izumo, Shimane, and…