Discover The Shimane Prefecture

Shimane Prefecture is steeped in history and mythology, with ancient shrines and traditional architecture. Visit the Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, one of Japan's most important Shinto shrines, and immerse yourself in the ancient myths surrounding it. Take a stroll through the well-preserved samurai district in Matsue, and explore the 17th-century Matsue Castle. The picturesque Oki Islands, located off the Shimane coast, offer a serene retreat with their unspoiled nature and unique geological formations.

Getting around in Shimane

Valid rail and bus passes:
Shimane prefecture has a multitude of railway and bus passes that make it easier to get around.
Check out our listings below for passes that are valid within Shimane prefecture.


Rental cars:

Airports in Shimane prefecture

The nearest and most convenient airport in the prefecture is Izumo Airport. 

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