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.

Top destinations in Shimane

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Izumo

Site of Izumo Taisha, Japan's oldest 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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