The Miho Shrine is located at the eastern end of Shimane Peninsula in the fishing village of Mihonoseki. Built around 1500, Miho Shrine is dedicated to Ebisu the deity of fishermen, thriving business, music and dance. Being the god of music and dance, priests and locals have collected from […]

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The Adachi Museum of Art is a rather recent museum.  The museum was founded and opened in 1970 by Adachi Zenko who was a successful Japanese industrialist and fascinated by fine arts and gardens. While the real treasures of the Adachi Museum of art [...]

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Located closest to Matsue City on an island in the middle of Lake Nakaumi, Yushien Garden or commonly known as Yūshien or Yuushien in Japanese is a 40,000 square meter garden established in 1975.  It’s famous for its gorgeous landscape including waterfalls, streams, stone lanterns, rock-garden, a beautiful [...]

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Completed in 1611 Matsue Castle, a “Black Castle” due to its dark and austere exterior is and surrounded by a gorgeous moat and thick wall. It is one of only a dozen original castles left in Japan. That means that unlike many others like Naoya Castle and Osaka Castle, […]

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