Isumo Shrine, Shimane

Shimane Travel Guide

Shimane Prefecture | Travel Guide

While Shimane prefecture in the southwestern part of Japan’s main island might not be a typical destination for international tourists, it has plenty to offer in terms of nature and history. Matsue Castle is one of the most famous castles in Japan and attracts many visitors. The Taikodani Inari Shrine is a quiet version of the famous Fushimi Inari in Kyoto. This travel guide will help you figure out where to go in Shimane!

The manicured gardens and galleries of the Adachi Museum of Art are unmissable. There are also many great hiking trails including Mt. Sambe in Daisen-Oki National Park.