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Shimane Tours

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Shimane Day Trip Tours

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Spiritual Tour in Izumo

Shimane
4 hours 30 min

This is a short walking tour around Izumo Grand Shrine, one of the most sacred and important shrines in Japan. If you want to refresh yourself in great nature or you have interests in ancient Japan, Izumo is the place for you. You'll have a glimpse of ancient Japanese culture still exists here. At Hinomisaki, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of blue ocean along with the highest masonry lighthouse in Japan.

FROM$223/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Ritsuko Y.
Ritsuko Y.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
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Trip around Izumo Grand Shrine

Shimane
7 hours 30 min

If you want to steep yourself in natural beauty or you have an interest in the history of ancient Japan, Izumo is the place for you. Izumo has been known as home of gods since ancient times. We visit old shrines that enshrines the most important deities in Japan. Enjoy the tranquil and spiritual atmosphere of Izumo. The museum shows you rich ancient culture and people's life in this region. Then enjoy the scenic beauty at Hinomisaki with a soaring lighthouse standing by the blue ocean.

FROM$396/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Ritsuko Y.
Ritsuko Y.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
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Matsue Castle and Sightseeing Boat Tour

Shimane
5 hours 30 min

This is a historic walking and boat tour around Matsue Castle, one of the only 12 original castles existing in Japan. Enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of castle town. I'm sure you feel as if you are time traveling to the old days. A sightseeing boat tour around the castle at any season will give you special moment. I will tell you about the history of Matsue and how people live here cherishing their local heritage.

FROM$326/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Ritsuko Y.
Ritsuko Y.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
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A World Heritage Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine Walking Tour

Shimane
8 hours 30 min

A walking tour aound the nostalgic Omori town with silver mine shafts: UNESCO World Heritage Site. Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine produced 1/3 of the world production of silver at its peak period. You will enjoy the distinctive townscape of Omori and how silver from here attracted and connected the world in the middle ages. If you like nature walking and traditional Japanese culture, this place is highly recommended. Omori townscape  https://www.all-iwami.com/feature/detail_58.html

FROM$415/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Ritsuko Y.
Ritsuko Y.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)

Shimane Highlights Tours

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Adachi Museum and Matsue Sightseeing

Shimane
7 hours 30 min

I'd like to take you to Adachi Museum, Matsue Castle and Vogel Park. The Garden of the Museum has been ranked number one out of over 700 gardens in Japan by JOJG, or Journal of Japanese gardening, in the United States from 2003 to 2016 for 14 years. Matsue castle was designated as a national treasure in 2015. Vogel park is a flower and bird park.

FROM$306/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hideo Y.
Hideo Y.
4.54 / 5
(154 reviews)
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Izumo Grand Shrine and Matsue Sightseeing

Shimane
7 hours 30 min

I would like to take you to Izumo Taisha, Matsue Castle and Yushien Gaden. Izumo Taisha Shrine is one of the most revered and oldest Shinto Shrines in Japan. It is dedicated to Okuninishi-no-mikoto, popularly known as "Daikokusama" or the deity of nation building and good marriage. Matsue castle was designated as a national treasure in 2015. YLuckily you cluld see 30,000 peonies in spring and 100,00 dahlias in autumn.

FROM$306/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hideo Y.
Hideo Y.
4.54 / 5
(154 reviews)
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Shimane Must-See-Places As-You-Like One-Day Tour

Shimane
7 hours

This tour helps you make the most of your visit to Shimane. It is basically a walking tour using public transportation. I will plan your tour based on your requests and show you an itinerary in advance, so you will not miss the places you want to go in Shimane. Lunch will also arranged according to your request.

FROM$156/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Daizaburo N.
Daizaburo N.
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Yunotsu: Pottery, Awesome-Onsen Experience & Old stone-laid road Walking Tour

Shimane
7 hours

This tour helps you understand another more introspective side to Japan. In this rual area, people are still connected to the land and belief system. This area is a part of UNESCO world Heritage Site (Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine). I will plan your tour based on your requests and show you an itinerary in advance. Lunch will also be arraged according to your request, though not so many options.

FROM$156/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Daizaburo N.
Daizaburo N.

Day Trips from Shimane

Shimane Tour Reviews

Barbara A.

Barbara A.

5 / 5
May 30, 2024

Adachi Museum and Matsue Sightseeing

Shimane
6 hours

Sakaiminato

Hideo left his home at 5am to meet us at Sakaiminato. He is very friendly and energetic and knowledgeable and we got used to his strong accent. He patiently guided us around the magnificent gardens, and up to the top of the castle Sorry to say goodbye

Barbara A.

Thank you for your quick review. We visited 2 beautiful gardens. In Adachi Museum we could see a dry landscape garden and paintings while see green pine trese and many peonies in Yushien . I hope you enjoy Japan trip.

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Donald S.

5 / 5
Nov 26, 2023

Izumo Grand Shrine and Matsue Sightseeing

Shimane
8 hours

A Great Tour Wheme

We did 2 tours with Hideo. The Shimane (Izumo and Matsue) tour reviewed here and also the Kochi Golden Tour. They were both excellent and were and were customized for my group. Some of the places that he recommended for us to visit were ones that I would never thought of on my own. My wife is a slow walker and he handled this issue very well. It amazes me how much we saw and learned in one day. He provided us with information about what sites we were seeing and also with the historical background about the sites. The places he picked for us to see were excellent. I started working w Hideo w a preconceived idea of what I wanted to see. He made some suggestions for good alternatives and in every case his alternative ideas made our tour better. . A possible issue for some people is that he is soft spoken and he can sometimes a bit hard to understand but this was not a problem for us. A good thing about his tours was that his rates were very reasonable. I would not hesitate to use him if we visited Japan again.

Donald S.

I'm very happy to receive your excellent review. In Kchi we enjoyed walking through Sunday Market with 1 kilometers. Yes, this market is open every Sundat from 6AM to 5PM. The market has about 400 shops with fruits, vegetables, antiques with 300-year history. The road is lined with palm trees. They remind us of exotic atmosphere of southern land. We visited Izumo Taisha in Shimane Prefecrure from the port of Sakai Minato. In Kaguraden Hall we looked at twisted straw rope with 13 meters long and the weight of 5,000 kg. On the way back to Sakai minato, we dropped in at Yushien garden. We could see about 30,000 beautiful peony flowers floating on the pond. I'm sure you had a great time at Yushien. I wish you all the best for your good health and continued success and I look forward to seeing you again.

Debbie D.

Debbie D.

5 / 5
Oct 19, 2023

For Debbie

Shimane
8 hours

Customized

Matsue castle and surrounding area

Ken was an amazing guide! His English is great. He listens to what you want and plans accordingly. He is friendly and kind. Debbie

Debbie D.

Thank you Debbie and Bruce!You are so kind and nice to me.It has been raining today in Sakaiminato area.The weather made our tour very nice!I am so happy to be with your first trip in Japan.Ken

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Travel like a real local. With our lineup of varied tours we want to help you customize and realize your ideal tour in Shimane. Our guides can arrange for you to visit areas specific to your interests, so there will be no filler in the itinerary! Browse all the tours we offer in Shimane, and find the perfect one for you. The tours come in a variety of categories and lengths, so chances are you will be able to find the tour for you. Looking for something you couldn’t find in our lineup? Go ahead and send a message to one of the guides, they will create your tour for you! Teaming up with a local guide and getting their help in planning the itinerary is the smart way to travel, so let them sort everything out for you.