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Miho Jinja ShrineMatsue City, Shimane Prefecture
The shrine is the head shrine of all shrines dedicated to the god Ebisu. The main shrine building is built in the Miho-zukuri style and consists of two halls joined together. The Miko-mai (shrine m...
Tamatsukuriyu Jinja ShrineMatsue City, Shimane Prefecture
It is said that touching the Negai-Ishi (wishing rock) in the shrine premise will grant your wishes regarding love. People from all over Japan come to make a wish and buy good-luck charm stones.
Ryuunji TempleHamada City, Shimane Prefecture
Ryuunji is an ancient temple with a history of over 600 years, known for its beautiful buildings and garden with cherry blossoms in spring, azaleas in May, red leaves in autumn, and a beautiful sno...
Suga Jinja ShrineUnnan City, Shimane Prefecture
According to Kojiki, an early Japanese chronicle of myths and legends, Suga Jinja Shrine was the very first shrine of Japan. It is also known as the birthplace of waka, a form of Japanese poetry.
Gesshoji TempleMatsue City, Shimane Prefecture
Gesshoji Temple is the family temple of the Matsudaira clan. Nine lords are buried here, each grave fronted by an ornate gate. The "monster tortoise of Gessho-ji," as described by Lafcadio Hearn, i...
Mefu Jinja ShrineMatsue City, Shimane Prefecture
A shrine near central Matsue, known for ‘Shio-Mamori’ (good luck salt). The salt will cleanse your soul and save you from bad luck. It is also said that the salt will make giving births easier when...
Shorenji TempleHamada City, Shimane Prefecture
The famous carvings on the main gate of Shorenji Temple is the work of Kiichiro Toyohara, known as the ‘Artisan of Wada.’ Carvings of the giant phoenix and other animals and plants can also be foun...
Mt. Yogaisan/Chodaiji TempleYasugi City, Shimane Prefecture
Mt. Yogaisan was one of the places where the battle between the Amago clan and the Mori clan took place. At the entrance of the mountain is Chodaiji Temple, an ancient temple of the Tendai sect.
Ebisu Jinja ShrineMasuda City, Shimane Prefecture
The shrine sits atop a rocky reef on Miyagajima Island. As the white sand path leading to the shrine disappears under the ocean during spring tide, Ebisu Jinja Shrine is also called the Mont Saint-...
Mizuwakasu Jinja ShrineOkinoshima Cho, Shimane Prefecture
The current building was built at the end of the 18th century in Oki-zukuri style, with a thatched roof. A sumo festival is held on the sumo ring every 20 years, when the roof is renewed. Every eve...