Tamatsukuri-onsen Hot Spring

Shimane, Chugoku

Tamatsukuri-onsen is a historical hot spring town representing the San-in area, considered to have been established as early as the Nara Period (710-794). Along the Tamayu-gawa River (running from Lake Shinji-ko), you can find high-class Japanese inns in the sukiya-style, creating a unique atmosphere. It is conveniently located for Izumoji sightseeing, being close to Izumo-taisha Shrine and Matsue. It is regarded that this place was named Tamatsukuri, or “bead making,” since high quality blue agate was mined at Mt. Kasen-zan (situated in this area) and because the production of this comma-shaped gem had been active in those days. There are some related museums and facilities where you can try your hand at making jewels from this stone.

Information

Address
Shimane
Notes
Directions: Exit at JR Tamatsukuri-onsen Station (San-in Line).
Tamatsukuri, Tamayu-cho, Matsue, Shimane