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SHIMANE

Shimane prefecture is the origin of Japanese history and a legend says it is a place where the ancient gods gather. Experience Japanese mythology at Izumo Taisha shrine and Inasano Hama beach and get in touch with a simpler Japan.

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Izumo Taisha Shrine

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A 25 minutes bus ride from JR Izumoshi Station (Ichibata Bus: Ride the Izumo Taisha/Hinomisaki/Uryu bound bus from platform 1 at JR Izumoshi Station (departing once every 30 minutes))

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Inasano Hama Beach

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25 minutes by bus from JR Izumoshi Station; then make a transfer to another bus that will 5 more minutes to reach

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SHIMANE

Shimane prefecture is the origin of Japanese history and a legend says it is a place where the ancient gods gather. Experience Japanese mythology at Izumo Taisha shrine and Inasano Hama beach and get in touch with a simpler Japan.

Izumo Taisha Shrine

 Izumo used to be the heartland of Japanese gods long before Nara and Kyoto. "Izumo Taisha" is one of the oldest shrines in Japan. People seeking love come here from all over Japan to visit this home of the god(s) of love and marriage.
After visiting Izumo Taisha, take a tour of the museum of ancient relics and enjoy the surrounding nature. The world heritage site Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine is just one hour away from here.

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Inasano Hama Beach

 "Inasano Hama" is a beautiful sandy beach selected as one of the top 100 beaches in Japan and is a popular swimming spot in the summer.
Inasano Hama is famous for its beautiful scenic power spot. Bentenjima in the center of the beach is a symbol of once enshrined Benzaiten where now Toyotama-hime is enshrined.

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Izumo Zenzai (red bean soup)

 Unlike normal red bean soup, "Izumo Zenzai" is made with salted large azuki beans, creating both savory and sweet flavors with more soup.
Izumo is known as the origin of red bean soup (zenzai) and there are many shops where you can enjoy this delicious soup.

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