Top 10 things to do in Izumo Area

  1. Matsue Castle

    Address: 1-5 Tonomachi, Matsue, Shimane 690-0887, Japan

    Matsue Castle is one of the few remaining original castles in Japan and is a national treasure. Visitors can climb to the top of the castle for a beautiful view of the surrounding area.

  2. Izumo Taisha

    Address: 195 Taishacho Taisha, Izumo, Shimane 699-0701, Japan

    Izumo Taisha is one of the oldest and most important Shinto shrines in Japan. It is said to be the place where all the gods in Japan gather once a year to hold a conference.

  3. Mizuki Shigeru Road

    Address: 2 Chome-8-11 Sakaimachi, Sakaiminato, Tottori 684-0045, Japan

    Mizuki Shigeru Road is a street in Sakaiminato dedicated to the famous manga artist Mizuki Shigeru, who created the popular character GeGeGe no Kitaro. Visitors can see statues of his characters and visit his museum.

  4. Matsue Vogel Park

    Address: 2393-1 Miyayama, Matsue, Shimane 690-2145, Japan

    Matsue Vogel Park is a large indoor and outdoor bird park with over 200 species of birds. Visitors can watch bird shows and interact with some of the birds.

  5. Adachi Museum of Art

    Address: 320 Furukawa-cho, Yasugi, Shimane 692-0064, Japan

    The Adachi Museum of Art is a museum with a large collection of Japanese art and a beautiful garden that has been awarded the title of "Best Garden in Japan" for 18 consecutive years.

  6. Shimane Winery

    Address: 1041-1 Kuroda, Yasugi, Shimane 692-0064, Japan

    Shimane Winery is a winery that produces wine made from locally grown grapes. Visitors can take a tour of the winery and taste some of their wines.

  7. Matsue History Museum

    Address: 1-5 Tonomachi, Matsue, Shimane 690-0887, Japan

    The Matsue History Museum is a museum that showcases the history and culture of Matsue and the surrounding area. It has a large collection of artifacts and exhibits.

  8. Yaegaki Shrine

    Address: 1075-1 Kuroda, Yasugi, Shimane 692-0064, Japan

    Yaegaki Shrine is a Shinto shrine that is said to be the birthplace of the Japanese martial art Kendo. Visitors can see a demonstration of Kendo and participate in a traditional tea ceremony.

  9. Lake Shinji

    Address: Matsue, Shimane 690-0000, Japan

    Lake Shinji is a large lake that is famous for its beautiful sunsets. Visitors can take a boat tour of the lake and enjoy the scenery.

  10. Yushien Garden

    Address: 1260-2 Yatsuka-cho, Matsue, Shimane 690-0887, Japan

    Yushien Garden is a traditional Japanese garden that is known for its beautiful flowers and plants. Visitors can enjoy a cup of tea in the garden and see a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.