Shimane's nature
Treasure map
Treasure map

 

Areas A to G

By area

Shimane's natural treasure mapエリアA エリアB エリアC エリアD エリアE エリアF エリアG

Area A (Ama Town, Nishinoshima Town, Chibu Village, Okinoshima Town)

Daisen-Oki National Park / Oki Area

On Dogo, the largest island in the Oki Islands, you can see many beautiful coasts of strange rocks such as Shirashima Coast, Norita-no-hana, Jodogaura, and Nagu-saki.Rich forests spread around Mt. Daimanji and Washigamine, and you can see the flora and fauna peculiar to the Oki Islands such as Oki Rhododendron and Oki salamander. "Dozen" is a rare terrain created by the submergence of a caldera, and the Mt. Takuhi volcano on the central crater hill is surrounded by the outer ring mountains of Nishinoshima, Chiburijima, and Nakanoshima.On the coastal area in front of the island, there are many majestic cliffs such as skyscrapers and red walls, and many caves and caves such as Tsuten Bridge.In the Dozen area, there is a stone wall that is a remnant of the agricultural "makihata" peculiar to the Oki Islands.Today, cows and horses are grazing, creating a unique idyllic landscape.In the waters around the Oki Islands, there are many seaweed forests such as the natural monument Kurokizuta, four marine park areas, and many other diving spots.In this way, it has been certified as an Oki UNESCO Global Geopark because it has the world's most valuable geology, topography, and unique ecosystem.

Main highlights

Chibu's Red Cliff (Chibu Village)
Chibu's Red Cliff (Chibu Village)

The cliff with a height of about 200m on the west bank of Chiburijima is a spectacular landscape along with Matenya.The unique red quay glows crimson when the sun sets.


Breast cedar (Oki Islands)
Breast cedar (Oki Islands)

It is a giant tree that lives quietly in the highest peak of the Oki Islands, Mt. Daimanji. The main trunk branches into 15 branches, and 24 large and small breast-shaped roots hang down from that part.The surroundings are cool even in the summer, and you can feel a very mysterious atmosphere especially after the rain.


Saburoiwa (Ama Town)
Saburoiwa (Ama Town)

Three large, medium, and small special-looking rocks stand side by side on the north sea of ​​Nakanoshima, and are called "Saburoiwa".It is an eye-catching landscape that can be seen from the ship on the Oki Islands.


Rosoku Island (Oki Islands Town)
Rosoku Island (Oki Islands Town)

It is a small island off the coast of Ojirobana in the northwest of Dogo, and it looks like a candle when the sun hits the tip of the island.This scene can be seen from the pleasure boat.


Forest of Natural Return (Oki Islands Town)
Forest of Natural Return (Oki Islands Town)

Mt. Daimanji and the area around Washigamine on the north side are a treasure trove of natural forests of cedar trees, 300-400 years old, Oxyakunage native habitat, and other wild animals and plants. You can see a magnificent view of strange rocks such as lizard rocks.


Jodogaura Coast (Oki Islands Town)
Jodogaura Coast (Oki Islands Town)

Many islands are scattered to form a group of multi-island seas.Due to the distribution of various geology, it presents a wide variety of landscapes.


Kuniga Coast (Nishinoshima Town)
Kuniga Coast (Nishinoshima Town)

Oki's representative eccentricity continues on the coast of 257km northwest of Nishinoshima, such as "Matengai" which rises 7m vertically from the sea surface and "Tsutenkyo" which is a rock bridge made by waves.It is a magnificent view from both sea and land.


Red bald mountain (Chibu village)
Red bald mountain (Chibu village)

The highest peak of Chiburijima, known for its beautiful grazing scenery.From the mountaintop observatory that can be reached by car, you can see the Sea of ​​Japan 360 degrees, and if you have a good view, you can see the Shimane Peninsula.Wild radish flowers bloom all over in the spring, and barnardia japonica flowers bloom all over in the summer.


Area A / Contact information by location

  • Amamachi(One company) Ama Town Tourism Association / TEL 08514-2-0101
  • Nishinoshima Town(One company) Nishinoshima Town Tourism Association / TEL 08514-7-8888
  • Tomio VillageChiburijima Tourism Association / TEL 08514-8-2272
  • Oki Island Town(One company) Okinoshima Town Tourism Association / TEL 08512-2-0787

Area B (Masuda City, Tsuwano Town, Yoshika Town)

West China Mountains National Monument / Mid West Region

It consists of the Chugoku Expressway Mountains, which borders Hiroshima and Yamaguchi prefectures, including Mt. Osorakan, the highest peak in western China, and a deep gorge formed along the fault line.You can enjoy mountain climbing, camping, and nature exploration in each season, such as Mt. Azoji and Mt. Daijingatake where you can see beech forests, Hikimi Gorge and Nagase Gorge where the valley is beautiful.

Kanryuko Prefectural Natural Park

Lake Koryu is a lake whose valley is blocked by flying sand from the coast, with an area of ​​13ha and a circumference of about 4km.The name comes from the fact that the shoreline is intricately intricate and resembles the shape of a dragon wrapped around a dragon.

Aonoyama Prefectural Nature Park

It consists of three areas centered on "Mt. Aono", which has a beautiful standing appearance, "Tsuwano Castle Ruins", which has a wonderful view of the mountain castle ruins, and "Jikura-numa", which has a beautiful alder forest.

Main highlights

Daijingatake / Akataniyama (Masuda City)
Daijingatake / Akataniyama (Masuda City)

Altitude 1,177m.It is said that it was a training ground for Yamabushi, and the rocky peaks and mountain climbing streets are interesting.Natural forests such as beech remain in the surrounding area, and the view from the mountaintop is good.40 minutes from the trailhead of Hachiro Misaka Forest Road.


Mt. Azoji (Masuda City, Tsuwano Town, Yoshika Town)
Mt. Azoji (Masuda City, Tsuwano Town, Yoshika Town)

At an altitude of 1,263m, it is the third highest mountain in the prefecture (the highest independent peak in the prefecture), and natural forests such as beech and quercus crispula remain.Three mountain climbing routes have been extended from 3 city and 1 towns in Masuda City, Hikimi Town, Tsuwano Town, and Koga Town, and there are accommodation facilities on the Masuda City and Yoshika Town routes that serve as bases for mountain climbing.


Nagase Gorge (Yoshika Town)
Nagase Gorge (Yoshika Town)

The headwaters of the Fukaya Valley on the border of Yamaguchi Prefecture.The beauty of the fresh green and autumn leaves is exceptional.In the summer, the monolithic riverbed becomes a natural slide and is popular with children.Facing the road, parking lots and campsites are also nearby.


Banryu Lake (Masuda City)
Banryu Lake (Masuda City)

You can enjoy boating, fishing, walking, etc.In the adjacent Manyo Park, there is the Manyo Botanical Garden, which collects the plants written in the Manyoshu, the children's plaza where athletics are popular, and the auto campground.


Mt. Aono (Tsuwano Town)
Mt. Aono (Tsuwano Town)

It is a 10m lava dome that erupted about 907 years ago and is designated as a national natural monument and a scenic spot.You can enjoy mountain climbing throughout the four seasons, and from the top of the mountain you can see the streets of Tsuwano, the ruins of Tsuwano Castle, and the Sea of ​​Japan in the distance.It takes about 1 hour from the trailhead to the summit.


Hikimi Gorge (Masuda City)
Hikimi Gorge (Masuda City)

There are three valleys, Omote Hikimi Gorge, Ura Hikimi Gorge, and Oku Hikimi Gorge, each of which has its own unique and varied valleys.You can enjoy camping and nature exploration in the nature of the four seasons.The Hikimikyo Rest Park, which is the gateway to the Ura-Hikimikyo, is fully equipped with facilities such as a campsite, Kevin, and a restaurant.


Fukatanio Bridge (Yoshika Town)
Fukatanio Bridge (Yoshika Town)

A crimson road bridge with a height of 80m over the Fukatani River on the border of Yamaguchi Prefecture.The view of Fukaya Gorge from the bridge is spectacular, and the autumn leaves are especially beautiful.There is a parking lot nearby.


Tsuwano Castle Ruins (Tsuwano Town)
Tsuwano Castle Ruins (Tsuwano Town)

It is designated as a national historic site as a representative of Yamashiro.From the ruins of the castle, you can overlook the beautiful cityscape of Tsuwano.There is a promenade from the parking lot, but you can also climb by lift.


Area B / Contact information by location

  • Masuda CityMasuda City Tourism Exchange Division / TEL 0856-31-0331
  • Tsuwano Town(One company) Tsuwano Town Tourism Association / TEL 0856-72-1771
  • Yoshiga TownYoshika Town Planning Division / TEL 0856-77-1437

Area C (Hamada City, Gotsu City, Onan Town, Kawamoto Town)

West China Mountains National Monument / Eastern Area

Mountains with an altitude of 1,000 m, such as Mt. Asa, Mt. Tenguishi, Mt. Kanmuri, Mt. Uzuki, and Mt.You can enjoy mountain climbing and traversing the prefectural border, and in winter, many skiers visit some of the best ski resorts in western Japan, such as Mizuho Highland.

Hamada Coast Prefectural Nature Park

The national natural monument "Iwami Tatamigaura" is a seabed about 5 million years ago that was uplifted by the earthquake of 1600, and many stool-shaped round rocks (nodules) centered on fossil shells can be seen. Will be.Hamada Beach, which is Iwami Kaihin Park, and the coastline to the west of Kokufu Beach, which is crowded with sea bathers, are rias-style coasts with plenty of traffic, and are a mecca for rocky shore fishing.

Senjokei Prefectural Nature Park

Senjokei is a deep valley of about 5km created by the erosion of the Hiwa River, and you can explore it from the promenade along the valley with a series of magnificent waterfalls and abyss.

Shugyokukei Kannon Falls Prefectural Nature Park

Dangyokei is a valley of about 3.6km formed by the erosion of the Muddy River, and there is a promenade along the valley and a Fukashinogawa campsite along the nearby national highway.Kannon Waterfall is a large waterfall with a height of about 50m that hangs over the Kagaya River, and it is said that it resembles a Kannon statue in that it rapidly falls down the large rock wall of quartz porphyry andesite.

Egawa Water System Prefectural Natural Park, Onan District

The area around the Izuwa River, a tributary of the Gonokawa River, has beautiful nature and is also known as the Firefly Village.

Main highlights

Senjokei (Gotsu City, Onan Town)
Senjokei (Gotsu City, Onan Town)

A quaint valley with a series of waterfalls such as Shirafuji Waterfall, Autumn Leaves Waterfall, and Waterfall, Abyss, and Rock Shelf for about 5km.There is a walking trail (Chinese nature trail), which can be reached from both Onan Town (upstream) side and Gotsu City (downstream) side, but it is common to make a round trip from the parking lot on the Gotsu City (downstream) side.


Iwami Tatamigaura (Hamada City)
Iwami Tatamigaura (Hamada City)

On the east side of the Kokufu beach, go through a tunnel next to the Togane fishing port, and at the end of a cave called Saigawara, a flat seabed of about 5 ha that was raised by the earthquake. The beach "Senjojiki" appears and you can take a walk.


Kannon Falls (Gotsu City)
Kannon Falls (Gotsu City)

It falls in 50 steps with a head of about 3m.The amount of water is abundant, and the appearance of flowing down like a white cloth on the rock surface has a unique beauty.A flat sidewalk from the parking lot to the waterfall is about 200m away.


Dangyokei (Onan Town)
Dangyokei (Onan Town)

It is located down the promenade from Route 261 and a large bedrock mist forms a thousand tatami mats, in which a natural waterway (Iwahi River) with a width of about 1 to 2 m is formed along the joints.


Mt. Uzuki (Hamada City)
Mt. Uzuki (Hamada City)

It is a mountain with an altitude of 911m on the border of Hiroshima prefecture, and the name on the Hiroshima side is "Uzukiyama".You can enjoy a 360-degree view from the top of the mountain.Approximately 113 minutes from the trailhead of "Unzuki Pass" near the prefectural border of Prefectural Road 40 (Miyakogawa Nakano Line) to the summit.


Iwami Seaside Park (Hamada City / Gotsu City)
Iwami Seaside Park (Hamada City / Gotsu City)

A 5.5km coastline from Cape Akanasu in Hamada City to Osakihana in Gotsu City, and a city park maintained in the hills from Kushiro Town in Hamada City to Hashicho in Gotsu City. There are Kaikankan Aquas, Aquas Land, etc.


Firefly Park (Onan Town)
Firefly Park (Onan Town)

The Nagata River, a tributary of the Izuwa River, is a habitat for Genji fireflies.In the vicinity of the "Firefly House" in the Firefly Park, countless fireflies can be seen springing up from the river if conditions such as the weather are met.


Area C / Contact by location

  • Hamada(One company) Hamada City Tourism Association / TEL 0855-24-1085
  • Jiangjin City(One company) Gotsu City Tourism Association / TEL 0855-52-0534
  • Onan Town(One company) Onan Town Tourism Association / TEL 0855-95-2369
  • KawamotoKawamoto Town Tourism Association / TEL 0855-74-2345

Area D (Oda City, Iinan Town, Misato Town)

Daisen-Oki National Park / Mt. Sanbe area

In the area centered on Mt. Sanbe, a volcano with an altitude of 1,126 m, there are many natural hot springs such as Sanbe Onsen and Yugaka Onsen in the park area.There are 6 peaks of male XNUMX bottles, female XNUMX bottles, child XNUMX bottles, grandson XNUMX bottles, Ohirayama, and Hikageyama around the inside of the room, which is the crater. I can.Cattle rangelands and grasslands spread out in the northern, western, and eastern fields of the foothills, creating a distinctive grassland landscape along with Ukifu Pond and Himeji Pond.

Egawa Water System Prefectural Natural Park / Misato District

Upstream from the Hamahara Dam on the river of the first river in the Chugoku region, there is a magnificent canyon, and from the ruins of mountain castles such as Aosugigajoyama and Yoboroshiroyama on the coast, a long river landscape is desired below.

Other highlights

In Akana Marsh, under the largest alder forest in the prefecture, you can see a large community of bogbeans, as well as precious wet plants such as Ryukinka, Ligularia japonica, and Lobelia sessilifolia.Mengameyama is located on the prefectural border between Shimane and Hiroshima prefectures, and large-diameter beech trees remain at the top of the mountain, creating a good natural environment for wild animals and plants to inhabit and as a native.In addition, "Shimane Prefectural Forest" has a mountain climbing route to Mt. Oyoro, which is dominated by natural forests such as beech forests.In July 19, "Iwami Ginzan Ruins" was registered as a World Heritage Site.In addition to the old townscape remaining in the Omori district and Yunotsu Onsen district, you can see many historical sites such as many tunnels, silver mine ruins such as smelting facilities, highways and ports for carrying out silver, etc. in the deep green mountains.

Main highlights

Mengameyama (prefectural natural environment conservation area) (Iinan Town)
Mengameyama (prefectural natural environment conservation area) (Iinan Town)

Mt. Mengame is a breeding ground for Japanese luehdorfia, as well as a breeding ground and relay destination for many birds such as Ashy minivet, Japanese green woodpecker, Varied tit, and nightjar.It takes about 1 minutes from the trailhead near Akana Pass to the summit, 40km.


Sampei Nature Museum Sahimeru (Oda City)
Sampei Nature Museum Sahimeru (Oda City)

A natural museum in Sanbesankitanohara.You can enjoy learning about nature and experiencing astronomical observations, such as exhibits that you can feel with your five senses and quizzes that reflect you on the screen with state-of-the-art equipment.


Silica tree in the west of Hane (Oda City)
Silica tree in the west of Hane (Oda City)

It was created about 1500 million years ago due to the effects of volcanic activity that occurred during the formation of the Japanese archipelago.Trees have become rocks due to silicification after many years in the stratum.


Canoe Village Ochi (Misato Town)
Canoe Village Ochi (Misato Town)

Located on the banks of the Egawa River, you can experience canoeing and kayaking, touring, and canoeing.There is also an auto campsite.


Akana Swamp (Prefectural Natural Environment Conservation Area) (Iinan Town)
Akana Swamp (Prefectural Natural Environment Conservation Area) (Iinan Town)

Wild orchids such as white egret flower, pogonia japonica, and epipactis, and many precious insects such as scarlet dwarf, which is called "phantom dragonfly", inhabit the open wetlands.


Mt. Sanbe (Oda City, Iinan Town)
Mt. Sanbe (Oda City, Iinan Town)

There is also an auto campsite, and you can enjoy fresh green in spring, mountain climbing in summer, colored leaves in autumn, and snowy scenery in winter throughout the four seasons.There are Himeji Pond, Ukifu Pond, Muronouchi Pond and Sansama Pond.


Iwami Ginzan Kaido (Oda City, Misato Town, Iinan Town)
Iwami Ginzan Kaido (Oda City, Misato Town, Iinan Town)

Of the Yunotsu / Okidomari road that leads from Iwami Ginzan to the Sea of ​​Japan and the silver road that leads to the Seto Inland Sea via the Akana Pass, the old road "Yanashio Road" in Misato Town is Chinese nature. It is maintained as a sidewalk.


Mt. Oyoro (Iinan Town)
Mt. Oyoro (Iinan Town)

It is a deciduous broad-leaved forest zone where huge trees such as beech, zelkova, and pterocarya rhois stand around the mountaintop at an altitude of 1,218 m.


Area D / Contact information by location

  • Ota City(One company) Oda City Tourism Association / TEL 0854-88-9950
  • Misato TownMisato Town Tourism Association / TEL 0855-75-1330
  • Iinan Town(One company) Iinan Town Tourism Association / TEL 0854-76-9050

Area E (Unnan City / Okuizumo Town)

Hiba Dogo Taishaku Quasi-National Park

Azumayama, Mt. Sentsū, and Miinohara are designated around the Chinese spine mountainous area near the border between Shimane, Hiroshima, and Tottori prefectures.Mt. Azuma is a mountain with attractive grasslands, views and alpine plants, and is used for mountain climbing and camping. Mt. Sentsū is famous for its flowers that grow naturally on the summit, and Mt.

Ryuzu Yaedaki Prefectural Natural Park

A park consisting of the area around "Ryuzugataki" and the area around "Yaetaki", which is a general term for eight consecutive waterfalls. Was also selected.

Demon's Tongue Prefectural Nature Park

In a valley that stretches for about 3 km in the middle of the Maki River, rock walls rise to the left and right of the V-shaped valley created by carving granite, and strange rocks and mysterious rocks lie in the valley, showing a magnificent landscape. ..

Main highlights

Oni no Tongue Earthquake (Okuizumo Town)
Oni no Tongue Earthquake (Okuizumo Town)

The scenery of countless giant rocks and special-looking rocks lying in a valley of about 3km is spectacular.A promenade is maintained along the valley.


Ryuzuga Falls (Unnan City)
Ryuzuga Falls (Unnan City)

There is a waterfall with a head of 40m and a waterfall with a head of 30m, and the waterfall can also be seen from the rock cave on the back side (Urami Waterfall).A row of Osugi trees and broad-leaved forests spread out around it, forming a splendid landscape.


Azumayama (Okuizumo Town)
Azumayama (Okuizumo Town)

The mountaintop on the border between Shimane and Hiroshima is 1,240m above sea level and has a wonderful 360-degree view.There is Daizenbara on the mountain trail on the Shimane side, and there are campsites, shelters, rest areas, and toilets.


Orochi Loop Bridge (Okuizumo Town)
Orochi Loop Bridge (Okuizumo Town)

A double-loop road connecting 314km between Sakane and Miinohara on National Highway 4 with 11 bridges and 3 tunnels.The view from the observatory at the roadside station is good, especially during the fall foliage season.


Yaedaki (Unnan City)
Yaedaki (Unnan City)

The eight waterfalls that continue to the valley of about 1.5km are collectively called Yaedaki, and the two-tiered waterfall in the uppermost stream is the largest waterfall.You can enjoy the beauty of the mountain stream surrounded by natural forests while walking along the promenade.


Mt. Sentsū (Okuizumo Town)
Mt. Sentsū (Okuizumo Town)

The mountaintop on the border between Shimane and Tottori prefectures is 1,142m above sea level, and you can see a wide area from all sides.It is said that the "Torikami Falls" on the hillside was the headwaters of the Hii River and was inhabited by the Yamata no Orochi.There is Hinoue Onsen in front of the trailhead.


Hiikawa embankment cherry blossom trees, Mitoya riverbed cherry blossoms (Unnan City)
Hiikawa embankment cherry blossom trees, Mitoya riverbed cherry blossoms (Unnan City)

Approximately 2 cherry blossom trees on the 800km embankment of the Kuno River, a tributary of the Hii River that flows through the center of Kisuki-cho, Unnan City, have been certified as one of the "100 Best Cherry Blossom Spots in Japan".In addition, there is a cherry tree called "Gyoikou" that has green flowers on the cherry blossom trees that stretch for about 2km on both banks of the Mitoya River.


Tamaminesan (Okuizumo Town)
Tamaminesan (Okuizumo Town)

Tamaminesan, which is 820m above sea level, is famous as a mountain with large special-looking rocks.From Route 432, turn the corner of the pillar of "Tamaminesan Mountain Trail" to the Tamaminesan Forest Park Parking Lot.There are 6 large and small waterfalls along the promenade, including Otaki.


Area E / Contact information by location

  • Yunnan(One company) Yunnan City Tourism Association / TEL 0854-42-9770
  • Okuizumo(One company) Okuizumo Town Tourism Association / TEL 0854-54-2260

Area F (Izumo City)

Daisen-Oki National Park / Western Shimane Peninsula

The mountainous area from Izumo Taisha to Cape Hino and Sagiura and the beautiful coast are designated as national parks.On the Hinomisaki coast, there is Fumishima, which is designated as a national natural monument as the best breeding ground for black-tailed gulls in the Orient, and there are promenades and observatories on the coast.

Shishido Lake Kitayama Prefectural Natural Park / Western District

On the west bank of Lake Shinji, which has been registered as an internationally important Ramsar site, there is a waterfowl observation facility and the Lake Shinji Nature Museum Gobius.In the Izumo Kitayama area, there are mountains such as Mt. Tabushiyama, Mt. Hanataka, and Mt. Tobigasu, as well as ancient temples such as Gakuenji Temple and Ichihatayakushi.

Tachikyu Valley Prefectural Natural Park

Over 2km on both banks of the Kobe River, cliffs with a height of 100 to 200m are approaching, and rock pillars are swarming, creating a landscape like an ink painting.Many rare plants can be seen in the rocky areas.

Main highlights

Hinomisaki Shrine (Izumo City)
Hinomisaki Shrine (Izumo City)

Hinomisaki Shrine, where the bright vermilion shines, is said to be a shrine that protects the night of the book of the day, and the Shinto ritual (sunset festival) has been held since ancient times.


Tachikuekyo (Izumo City)
Tachikuekyo (Izumo City)

It is located along the prefectural road and has a parking lot, so it is easy to access.Promenades are maintained on both banks, and three bridges connect to the opposite shore.There are also scenic hot springs and accommodations in the park.


Cape Hino (Izumo City)
Cape Hino (Izumo City)

At the westernmost cape of the Shimane Peninsula, there is a promenade around Fumishima, the breeding ground for black-tailed gulls, and the Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse.Also famous as a diving sbot.


Hii River Estuary (Izumo City)
Hii River Estuary (Izumo City)

The area around the mouth of the Hii River is a wintering area for white-fronted geese and tundra swans, and can be observed from the observation building at Shinjiko Green Park.Yunokawa Onsen and Kojindani Ruins are located slightly south.


Tabushiyama (Izumo City)
Tabushiyama (Izumo City)

At an altitude of 421m, you can enjoy everything from the fresh green of spring to the autumn leaves, and from the top you can see the scattered settlements of the Izumo Plain surrounded by Tsukijimatsu.


Mt. Hanataka (Izumo City)
Mt. Hanataka (Izumo City)

It is the highest peak of Mt. Izumo Kita, and from this mountain at an altitude of 536m, you can see the Izumo Plain below and Mt. Sanbe in the distance.The view is 360 degrees.


Kojindani Historical Park

358 bronze swords, 16 bronze spears, and 6 bronze swords have been excavated one after another from the deep green satoyama at the eastern foot of Mt.There is also the Ara Kamiya Museum, which you should visit together with the Prefectural Ancient Izumo History Museum next to Izumo Taisha Shrine.


Area F / Location Contact

  • Izumo(One company) Izumo Tourism Association / TEL 0853-31-9466

Area G (Matsue City / Yasugi City)

Daisen-Oki National Park, eastern Shimane Peninsula

In Mihonoseki-cho, Matsue City, there are scenic spots such as Jizozaki and Gohonmatsu Park at the eastern end of the Shimane Peninsula, and on the Sea of ​​Japan side, beautiful coastal scenery such as Miho's Kitaura and Kitaura Beach continues.In Shimane Town, Matsue City, there are rare seafood cave gates and caves such as Kaga's hideout and the Seven Caves of Tako, and there are beaches, campgrounds, and accommodation facilities in the surrounding area.

Shishido Lake Kitayama Prefectural Natural Park, Eastern District

Lake Shinji, which has been registered as an internationally important Ramsar site, is the seventh largest lake in Japan.It is famous for its beautiful sunset over Lake Shinji and delicious freshwater clams.Centering on the Kitayama area, which is the ridgeline of the Shimane Peninsula, there are mountains such as Mt. Makuragi, Mt. Ohira, Mt. Asahi, and Mt.

Shimizu Gassan Prefectural Natural Park

It consists of three districts centered on Tsukiyama, where the old temple Kiyomizu-dera Temple, the Saginoyu Onsen, a national recreation hot spring area, and the castle of Amago, who fought with Mori during the Warring States period, were located.

Main highlights

Jizozaki (Matsue City)
Jizozaki (Matsue City)

From the observatory, you can see Oyama, the Sea of ​​Japan, and the Oki Islands on a clear day.The Mihonoseki Lighthouse, which has been selected as one of the XNUMX World Lighthouses, has an exotic atmosphere along with the lighthouse buffet.


Makuragisan (Matsue City)
Makuragisan (Matsue City)

There is a paved road up to the top (453m).Near the top of the Rinzai sect, Kezoji has two observatories, east and west, with a panoramic view of Nakaumi, Yumigahama Peninsula, and Oyama.


Kaga's hideout (Matsue City)
Kaga's hideout (Matsue City)

There are two large caves, old and new, on the Kaga coast, and you can enter the inside by a pleasure boat.On the nearby Katsura Island, rocky shores and beaches spread out, and beaches, campgrounds, and promenades are maintained.


Gassan (Yasugi City)
Gassan (Yasugi City)

Gassan is a park where the cherry blossoms and autumn leaves are beautiful, where Amago's castle, Tomita Castle, was located.Nearby is the Adachi Museum of Art, which is famous for its Japanese garden, and the Saginoyu Onsen, which was the Amago clan's palace hot spring.


Kiyomizudera (Yasugi City)
Kiyomizudera (Yasugi City)

An ancient temple of the Tendai sect.There is a rare three-storied pagoda in the prefecture, which has the atmosphere of a deep mountain valley.Shimizu Park is beautiful throughout the four seasons with cherry blossoms in spring, azaleas, colored leaves in autumn, and snowy scenery in winter, and the inn in the park serves vegetarian cuisine.


Gohonmatsu Park (Matsue City)
Gohonmatsu Park (Matsue City)

It is located on a hill at an altitude of about 100 to 130 m, and you can see Oyama, Yumigahama Peninsula, and Nakaumi from the observatory. From late April to early May, about 4 azaleas are beautiful.The promenade continues to Jizozaki.


Asahiyama (Matsue City)
Asahiyama (Matsue City)

From the summit (342m), which is a short climb from the ancient temple of the Shingon sect, Kannabiyama, which is referred to in "Izumo Kokudo Fudoki", you can see Lake Shinji to the south and the Sea of ​​Japan to the north.


East shore of Lake Shinji (Matsue City)
East shore of Lake Shinji (Matsue City)

Clam fishing in the morning has a taste.The beauty of the setting sun is exceptional, from the Shimane Prefectural Museum of Art in "XNUMX Best Sunsets in Japan" to Lake Shinji Sunset Spot, Yomega Island and the view point of the setting sun.


Area G / Contact information by location

  • MatsueMatsue City Tourist Facilities Division / TEL 0852-55-5218
  • Yasugi CityYasugi City Commerce and Tourism Division / TEL 0854-23-3110