Izumo Grand Shrine and Matsue Sightseeing

Hideo Y.

4.44(112) reviews
Shimane
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 30 people

I would like to take you to Izumo Taisha, Matsue Castle and Vogel park.

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.

Vogel park is a flower and bird park.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At Matsue station or Izumoshi Station or a hotel in Matsue city or a hotel in Izumo city

Shimane Winery

Izumo Taisha

Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

Matsue Vogel park

Matsue Castle

Ending Point

At Izumoshi station or Matsue station or a hotel in Matsue city or a hotel in Izumo city

What to Expect

You can see the huge sacred twisted straw ropes in front of Kaguraden Hall at Izumo Taisha. The current main hall was built in 1744 in the oldest Shinto architectural style of "Taisha-zukuri" and has been designated as a National Treasure.

At Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, you can see broze ware, great swords and the miniature of the original grand shrine. Furthermore you can watch the video about Izumo Mythology.

Matsue Vogel park boasts one of the largest indoor gardens in the world where customers can enjoy begonia flowers that fill the gardens and the many different types of birds that inhabit the park.

Matsue Castle is one of only 12 remaining original castles in Japan. You can enjoy the castle scenery from a unique perspective by taking a sightseeing boat.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee

Important Information

I guide you Sapporo, Furano, Otaru, Hakodate in Hokkaido / Aomori in Hokuriku / Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima in Kyushu / Kochi, Matsuyama in Shikoku / Tottori, Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato in Japan Sea side. Please get in touch with me!! Thank you.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

1. My transportation fee to Matsue is 8,000 yen. Your transportation fee in Matsue city is about 1,800yen per person. The Entrance fee for Matsue Castle 560yen per person, Matsue Vogel park 1,540yen per person, and a sightseeing boat 1,230yen.

2. When you move to Matsue from Hiroshima, you can use a bus or a train. In the case of bus, it takes about 3 hours for 7,000yen per person.

In the case of JR train. It takea about 3.5 hours for about 10,300yen per person.

3. When you move to Matsue from Osaka or Kyoto, you use JR trains or a bus. In the case of JR trains, from Osaka it takse about 4.5 hours for 11,000yen. From Kyoto it takes about 4.5 hours for 12,800yen. In the case of bus, it takes about 5 hours for 5,600yen from Kyoto, 4.5 hours for 5,300yen from Osaka.

Reviews

Pobparat A.

Aug 27, 2020

Excellent guide. Well prepared tour.

He is so friendly and very knowledgeable about local history and japanese mythology. His itinerary was well preplanned. I would not have been able to explore all the places we did on my own. Thanks Hideo san!

Hideo Y.

Hello Pobparat I'm very happy to receive your message. Favored by good weather, we could enjoy visiting Kumano three Grand Shrines such as Kumano Nachi Taisha, Hongu Taisha, and Hayatama Taisha. Furthermore we watched Nachi Waterfalls with a height of 133 meters, the longest drop in Japan. I look forward to your activities and success in your life. Thank you, Tua.

Arlene B.

Feb 2, 2020

Highly recommended

Sir Hideo is great we finished all the itineraries as planned and very patience with my 13 pax group of tourists from the Philippines.Very informative and accommodating. Definitely will recommend you Sir Hideo see u next time.. Thank you very much

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your message. I also enjoyed guiding you. You all enjoyed wearing Kimono. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Arlene.

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Polly E.

Jan 16, 2020

Highlight Tour of Kyoto

Communication with Hideo was very good. He was organized in laying out plan for our 5 hour tour. We were happy with his service in guiding us through the various sites.

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your review. We enjoyed Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple and Nishiki Market. I wish you and your family happinss and your children's healthy growth. Thank you, Polly.

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Rosemary C.

Dec 21, 2019

Day in kyoto

Hideo took us from OsK to Kyoto. He was a knowledgeable guide. English was pretty good and his organization of the day very helpful

Hideo Y.

Hello Rosemary I'm very glad to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed a bowl of rice topped with Tenpura for lunch in Nishiki Market. I wish you a Merry Christmas. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

$268/ per group