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Shimane Articles

Shimane Food Guide

Shijimi SoupShijimi Soup is probably the most simple old-school Japanese soup you can make (aside from miso soup, of course). It includes the broth of the Shijimi clam, and seasoned with some soy sauce and miso. It is a dish that has been common since the Edo

Shimane Access Guide

Photo Cred: Flickr user Kuruman 56886057@N00/15066480167/By Plane The main airport in Shimane is the Izumo Airport. There are several flights every day going from Haneda to Izumo, and from there, you can take a bus from the airport to Matsue Station, in about

Shimane 1-day-tour Itinerary

The best thing about Shimane is how close in proximity everything is. You can get from one end of the prefecture to the other in about 2 to 3 hours, and most of the tourist spots are relatively close together, making it a great destination for a one-day trip a

First Time in Shimane

Shimane prefecture is perfect for those who want to learn and experience true traditional Japanese culture, be it art, religion or architecture, without the troubles of having to deal with a large number of tourists and crowded streets. Shimane is second-to-la

The Best Times to Visit Shimane

Luck of the Irish in Spring And Irish festival? In Japan? You heard right. Each year in March, there is an Irish Festival complete with parades, drinking, and bagpipes as a celebration of Irish culture. This is due to the fact that a famous international write

Oki Island Trip

About the Oki Islands:  The Oki Islands are made up of about 180 islands, 4 of which are inhabited islands, which only consist of a combined population of around 23,000 people. They are about 40 to 80 kilometers off the north coast of Shimane Prefecture and f

Izumo Trip

About Izumo: Izumo, a birthplace of myths and legends. As the legend goes, every November the Gods gather around Izumo from across the nation to celebrate this sacred area. Izumo is a city in Japan’s Shimane prefecture famous for the Izumo Grand Shrine and it