In the Izumo area where many ancient myths of Japan’s deities have been passed from generation to generation, there are many classical locations where mythical energy is thought to be flowing (which are called “power spots” in Japan). The Tamatsukuri-onsen has been one of Japan’s three major hot springs since the Heian period (8C – 12C). Matsue, a city of water facing Lake Shinji-ko, is a castle town with a graceful culture, and visitors can feel refined elegance of “Japan’s harmonious feeing” still remaining there.
Accordingly, the Izumo area has many historic and classical sites which still retain the atmosphere of the ancient, medieval and modern periods.
In the Izumo area, visitors can enjoy a variety of delicious foods, including “Izumo-soba” which is one of Japan’s three major buckwheat noodles, fresh sea foods, and rare delicacies called “Shinji-ko-shicchin” which are fish and shellfish caught from Lake Sinji-ko and cooked. Along with Kyoto and Kanazawa, castle town Matsue is also famous for its Japanese-style shops serving Japanese green tea and sweets.
Airplane：About 90 min
Bus：About 35 min
Airplane：About 80 min