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Port of Sakai

Izumo-taisha (Izumo Grand Shrine) ; the home of Gods in Japan, and Matsue ; City of Water

Tour: 7 Hours

Izumo-taisha is famous nationwide as a shrine for marriage and good relationships. Izumo is a home for all the gods in Japan. Izumo-taisha stands majestically as the symbol of this area. It is believed that all the gods come to the shrine from all over Japan in October. By the Horikawa sightseeing boat, one can enjoy the view of Matsue’s castle town which still holds an atmosphere of good old days of Japan.

Port of Sakai

120 minutes by bus

1 Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine   Stay: 75 minutes
This is one of the most important shrines in Japanese history. Its deity is the god of marriage. The building is the oldest and was built in a typical Shinto architecture style.
Address195, Kizuki-higashi, Taisha-cho, Izumo-City, Shimane
Links Sightseeing Navigation in Shimane
Contact Izumo Tourism Association
TEL +81-853-30-6015
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine Photo

15 minutes

2 Shimane Winery (Lunch Time)   Stay: About 50 minutes
Address264-2 Taishacho-hishine, Izumo City, Shimane
Links Shimane Winery
Contact Shimane Winery
TEL +81-853-53-5577

60 minutes by bus

3 Cruise around Matsue's scenic castle district   Stay: About 60 minutes
Enjoy the traditional castle town by cruising the moat surrounding Matsue Castle.
Address507-1 Kurodacho, Matsue City, Shimane
Links Cruise around Matsue's scenic castle district
Contact Horikawa Pleasure Boat Administration Office
TEL +81-852-27-0417
Cruise around Matsue's scenic castle district Photo

40 minutes by bus

Port of Sakai

Port of Sakai
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine
Shimane Winery (Lunch Time)
Cruise around Matsue's scenic castle district