SHIMANE

SHIMANE

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...

Would you like to see the largest hourglass in the world? You can find it at the Nima Sand Museum of Oda, Shimane Prefecture in Japan (not too far from Hiroshima). It is a museum featuring the sand of the nearby Kotogahama beach, which is popular for the sound...

Matsue(松江) is the capital of the Shimane Prefecture on the sea coast of Japan with an estimated population of 207,000. It is located on Okashi River, which is situated between Lake Shinji and Lake Nakanoumi. As there is a network of canals and rivers in Matsue's cityscape and scenery,...

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...

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...

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...

With its network of canals, it is not surprising that Matsue (松江), the capital of Shimane (島根), has earned the name as the "Beautiful Water City". Not a very big city, most of the attraction spots can be reached by bus, boat or just walking. In Matsue city itself, I...

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