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the hidden soul of Japan a land of myths and enchanting landscapes

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COMMENTS

Thank you!
to Izumo Shinbutsu Pilgrimage a Spiritual Journey from admin (08/30)
These videos are awesome. Makes me more interested in visiting Shimane. Hope I can gather enough money though. Keep it up guys!
to Izumo Shinbutsu Pilgrimage a Spiritual Journey from Anonymous (08/23)
Thank you!
to Train Journey by Ichibata Railway from admin (08/30)
These videos are awesome. Makes me more interested in visiting Shimane. Hope I can gather enough money though. Keep it up guys!
to Train Journey by Ichibata Railway from Anonymous (08/23)
Thank you! We are glad you like them!
to Myths of Izumo from admin (08/30)
These videos are awesome. Makes me more interested in visiting Shimane. Hope I can gather enough money though. Keep it up guys!
to Myths of Izumo from Anonymous (08/23)
Yes, spring would be a good time to visit we think! Summer and autumn are nice too.
to Oki Islands / Nishinoshima Town from admin (08/30)
This is just plain awesome. Wow. Nature at it's best. Being that this is an island, is it advisable to go here on spring?
to Oki Islands / Nishinoshima Town from Anonymous (08/23)
Great place, especially up near the lighthouse. Bit of a trek though - better if you have a car.
to Mihonoseki Town from Gerry (08/08)
I went there this winter. I love that place and the tea of Ichibata smelling good.
to Ichibata Yakushi Temple from Meg (04/21)

INTRODUCTION

Shimane Prefecture lies along the Sea of Japan coast, nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku mountain range
that isolated the area for centuries. Today, this land of untouched beauty remains hidden, its charms, traditions
and secrets only known to the few who make the journey across the mountains and through the mists; a journey
that transcends time and space, taking one far away, down through the ages to a deep, spiritual world of myth
and folklore...Three areas make up Shimane - Izumo in the East, Iwami in the West, and the Oki Islands
in the Sea of Japan. The Izumo area is the birthplace of Japan, and thus is known as the province of the gods.
The gods and deities dwell across the land; in the shrines and temples hidden deep in the forests,
in the mountains, near rivers, lakes, gorges and in the long shadows...
It is this Shimane - the spiritual, traditional, mythical and hidden Shimane that we
introduce to you. Join us on a pilgrimage route of shrines and temples, on a discovery
tour of shrines and mythology, on a visit to the World Heritage site Iwami Ginzan,
and on a train ride through the spectacular landscapes of the province of the Gods.

SITE UPDATE

EVENTS

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TEMPLES & SHRINES

Kumano Taisha Shrine
2014/04/08 UPDATE Kumano Taisha Shrine
Jozan Inari Shrine
2014/04/08 UPDATE Jozan Inari Shrine
Senjyuin Temple
2014/04/08 UPDATE Senjyuin Temple
Youmeiji
2011/08/08 UPDATE Youmeiji-Temple

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