Shimane Prefecture
Chugoku Region /

Shimane Prefecture

Shimane Prefecture (, Shimane-ken) is located along the Sea of Japan coast in the Chugoku Region. The prefectural capital is Matsue. Touristic highlights include Matsue and its castle; Izumo Taisha, Japan's oldest shrine; Iwami Ginzan, a historic silver mine; and the Adachi Art Museum with its wonderful garden.

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Izumo Taisha

Japan's second most important shrine.

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Matsue

Former castle town near Izumo Taisha.

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Tsuwano

Rural town with nice samurai district.

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Iwami Ginzan

Former silver mine with world heritage status.

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Last updated: March 19, 2015
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