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Shimane and the World
The Four Seasons
Location, Climate, Population
Transport
History
Sightseeing
Events
Industry
Regional Specialties
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Shimane in Figures
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1. Lake Shinji (Matsue City)
The beauty of the progressing twilight is something special. Due to its saline content it is home to an abundance of shellfish and is famous for its "seven delicacies"
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2. Matsue Vogel Park (Matsue City)
The park has a large display of rare flowers and birds from around the world. The center of the greenhouse displays begonias, fuchsia and coleus all year round giving the feeling of being in a different world.
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3. Matsue Horikawa Sightseeing Cruise
(Matsue City)
This cruise is a picturesque, relaxing way to travel the 3.7km castle moat.
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4. Matsue Castle (Matsue City)
Built in 1611, it is the only existing castle tower in the Sanin region. Due to its beauty it is known as the plover castle.
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5. Prefectural Art Museum (Matsue City)
Standing on the shores of the majestic Lake Shinji, changing views of the Lake through the four seasons can be enjoyed from the expansive lobby.
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6. Adachi Museum of Art (Yasugi City)
The museum has a collection of approximately 1,500 pieces of contemporary Japanese art work. However, the main attraction would have to be the Taikan Yokoyama collection.
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9. Shimane Prefectural Lake Shinji Nature Centre "Gobius" (Izumo City)
This site gives the opportunity to observe the creatures that live in the estuarine and fresh waters of Shimane. This is a center that allows guests to learn and enjoy through interactive exhibits.
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7. Daikon-jima Island(Matsue City)
A picturesque island where over 250 varieties of the prefectural flower, the peony, are grown. This island is known as having the highest quality medicinal carrot in Japan.
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10. Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine (Izumo City)
The shrine is dedicated to the God of happiness and marriage. The giant inner shrine is designated as a national treasure and an atmosphere of solemn dignity pervades the grounds.
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8. Tamatsukuri Hot Springs (Matsue City)
Known as one of the most prominent hot springs in Japan. The springs appear in Izumo's ancient chronicles, dating back to the Nara Era.
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