Top 20 Experiences in shimane prefecture
Matsue/Izumo Taisha Shrine Full-Day Private Trip with Government-Licensed Guide
This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Eastern Shimane! Shimane Prefecture sits on the southwestern portion of Japan's main island of Honshu, and is the perfect spot to visit if you're looking for an off the beaten path travel experience. Often overlooked by visitors in favor of more well known destinations, the region has culture, nature and history by the bucketload – just without the massive crowds to battle! Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
Tour around Matsue Horikawa
[One-day boarding pass] Purchase date is free during business hours and you can get on and off at any of the three piers. You can see seasonal trees and flowers on the route. Wild birds and fish, insects and boatmen Not only guide, but also fun to see with the eyes. If you are lucky, rays etc. 海 You can see the sea creatures. コ ー ス It is a varied course where you can also feel the historic townscape of the castle town and the life of the citizens I have
Admission ticket to Imai Museum, Mizuhiki Exhibition & Cat Dog Photo Exhibition
It is a museum that stores pottery, crafts, centering on contemporary Japanese paintings by artists exhibited at the institute exhibition. Our basic philosophy is to nurture the rich hearts of children who will lead the next generation by appreciating excellent works of art, to pass on the irreplaceable nature of Furusato to future generations, and to contribute to the improvement of local culture The museum exhibits seasonal works, mainly contemporary Japanese paintings. In addition, the museum holds the Shimane exhibition of the Revival Institute exhibition, which tours major cities nationwide, including the Tokyo exhibition, every year. The exhibition of the Revival Institute, which displays many excellent masterpieces, is a valuable place where there are few opportunities to appreciate it in rural areas.
The best of Matsue walking tour
Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Why does Matsue attract visitors around the world all year round? Known as the “City of Water”, Matsue is so rich in cultural assets and historical sites that most of Japan's ancient legends have their roots from Matsue. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. How was a man named Gensuke sacrificed during the construction of the Matsue Ohashi Bridge to appease the spirits of the river? Gensuke is now a legend of the Matsue Ohashi Bridge. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Matsue. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
Private Kimono Elegant Experience in the Castle Town of Matsue
Matsue is a castle town that is great for wearing kimonos, and wearing a kimono as you tour the area is one of the best ways to experience the traditional atmosphere of Matsue. Please take a lot of memorable pictures in kimonos.
Cultivate Organic WASABI
Kaso(過疎) is a word in Japanese which means dramatic depopulation. And my place, Hikimi town is the first one which was called "kaso" town. That is why there is rich nature here. In Hikimi, water-grown wasabi is commonly grown on farms in the Keiryū style (渓流式). The water comes from the Takatsu River system, which is one of the cleanest rivers in Japan. That is why wasabi field in Hikiim is known as Heritage of NHK(national broadcasting). < Entry qualifications and notes > - If you fear of heights or water, Please refrain from participation. - There are no toilet except meeting point and dispersion place - Take care of dangerous creatures (bee, horse fly, poison snake, bear, nettle, lacquer tree, etc) - Take care of falling rocks, falls, injuries when using agricultural tools. - It is recommended to subscribe for disability insurance.
Matsue Half-Day Private Trip with Government-Licensed Guide
This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Eastern Shimane! Shimane Prefecture sits on the southwestern portion of Japan's main island of Honshu, and is the perfect spot to visit if you're looking for an off the beaten path travel experience. Often overlooked by visitors in favor of more well known destinations, the region has culture, nature and history by the bucketload – just without the massive crowds to battle! Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
An E-Bike cycling tour of Matsue that will add to your enjoyment of the city
- Having a guide makes your trip that much more interesting - When you travel, it's fairly common for your trip to end with you just having gone to the spots you picked out. However, it's often the little spur-of-the-moment side trips that end up being the most memorable part of a journey. TRIP SPICE's cycling event provides guests with the chance to make your trip extra special, as if you're spending time with a friend from the area. Our guides will introduce you to the history of Matsue Castle, of course, but also tell you about other details of the city as you visit local shops, learn about the local cuisine, and enjoy unique local scenery. If you like history and culture, please select the Basic Course. You will visit Matsue Castle and the surrounding castle town, which will give you glimpses of how Japan looked 400 years ago. You will also visit local shops and enjoy sightseeing in Matsue and cycling along Lake Shinji. At the end of your tour, you'll get a chance to sample the tea and tea sweets food culture of Matsue as well. If you want to sample traditional Japanese scenery, please select the Nature Course. You will cycle from Matsue Castle to a rice paddy area, where you can speed down the paths between the fields. The scenery is much like that of large wheat field, and this is only something you can experience on a bicycle. Treat yourself to some goat milk gelato and enjoy your cycling adventure in Matsue's natural surroundings. We will use E-Bikes on this course, so feel free to sign up even if you're not an experienced cyclist. Enjoy an original tour of the city with your guide, and feel free to stop by any places that grab your interest!
Ninja Costume Rental
Horikawa Komachi is a kimono rental shop in Matsue. It has a welcoming, at-home atmosphere. With a wide selection of colors and designs, you can choose the kimono or ninja costume that suits you the best. The friendly staff are waiting for you! Matsue Castle, a national treasure, and a townscape of former samurai residences are located near our rental shop, Horikawa Komachi, so you can feel just like a ninja! Anyone can enjoy our ninja experience, children, adults, men, and women. You can also rent small articles like katana. *We can accommodate heights from 120cm to 170cm.
Romantic Tour In Matsue
An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. Enjoy a hugely romantic getaway in one of the most exciting cities in Japan. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Why is Izumo Taisha Shrine known as a spot that grants luck and good fortune in love and relationships? What is the most famous historical couple in Japan? What is the famous beautiful love story of princess Inata Hime and Susanoo? This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
Take a boat out to enjoy some activities at a campsite on an uninhabited island
The Yata Ferry area has 1300 years of history, and from here, you can take the only remaining ferry boat out to Kitsunemorijima, an uninhabited island that has a campground on it. Although it is relatively close to the central part of the city, you can enjoy relaxing here in a natural environment, sitting by a campfire, walking around the island, or any number of other activities available to do there. So why not hop on the ferry and enjoy an experience that's a little bit different from sightseeing in the city?