Masuda

Easily accessible from all over Japan thanks to Hagi-Iwami airport, Masuda has some great beaches, spectacular temples, nice hot springs, and an abundance of nature. The daffodils by the sea at Kamate are well worth the walk in early February. In summer there are races for sports enthusiasts, and plenty of hill-walking trails for active people.

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Sanbe Sightseeing Chair Lift
Sanbe Sightseeing Chair Lift Anyone can climb Mount Sanbe! Even if you're with little kids or have mobility issues, you can take a chair lift n...(read more)
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Washihara Hachimangu Shrine This place is famous for its Yabusame field, the last remaining one in Japan. On the second Sunday of April, they hold a...(read more)
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Hori teien Tsuwano is a must-see on any vacation in the Iwami region in Japan. This 'little Kyoto' of Shimane is bursting w...(read more)
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Minoji Yashiki (Farmhouse) Minoji Yashikiis a restored farmhouse on Route 191 on the way out of Hikimi, towards Hiroshima....(read more)
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Tsuwano Catholic Church ○Tsuwano Catholic Church (photo copyright Ojisanjake) There is an interesting church on Tonomachi (殿町) Street in To...(read more)
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Hikimi Hikimi is a little village, nestled in the mountains of western Shimane. You can enjoy its beautiful nature throughout t...(read more)
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Kotogahama  When you visit Japan for vacatipn, a trip to the countryside allows you to see a dofferent side of country. Iwami is far...(read more)
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Yunotsu When you visit Japan for vacatipn, a trip to the countryside allows you to see a dofferent side of country. Iwami is far...(read more)
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Manyo Park This park is called Manyo Park. Hitomaro Kakinomoto (柿本人麻呂) who is famous poet around 700 A.D. wrote many poems and thes...(read more)
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Climbing Mount Sanbe Photo copyright OjisanJake It took about an hour and half to see this scene. This picture...(read more)
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Aquas – Penguin residence More than 500,000 people visit this huge aquarium every year. It is the largest institution in Shimane which displays ...(read more)
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European Herb Garden In Koboku no mori, there is an herb garden. Depending on the season, you can enjoy different kinds of herbs. &nbs...(read more)