A TRIP TO THE HEART OF THE SAN'IN REGION

Photogenic spot hopping

This region which located the center of San'in area (Shimane Prefecture and Tottori Prefecture) is called "San'in Mannaka (Mannaka means center)". It is full of historical, cultural, and natural appeals of original Japan.

Izumo Oyashiro which has over 1,500 years of history, Matsue Castle which is nominated as a national treasure, Matcha (Powdered Green Tea) which has been gaining popularity all over the world, and Wagashi (Japanese Confectionery) that is beautiful and delicate looking as one of the art. Also, the region offers beautiful sceneries of nature such as Lake Shinji, Lake Nakaumi, and the Sea of Japan, as well as fresh food and hot springs. If you are describing about the essence of Japan, there are many reasons why you should visit San'in Mannaka.

San'in Mannaka area is full of magnificent and lovely landscapes made by many historic shrines, temples and rich nature as Lake Shinji, Lake Nakaumi and Mt. Daisen. You will surely get the best shot in San'in Mannaka.

Inasa Beach known as the place where the mythical transfer of Izumo took place

Day1: Drive along the ocean to the northward Hinomisaki from Inasa Beach located about 1km west of Izumo Oyashiro. This area is well known for myths and there is the Hinomisaki Shine. Also you can enjoy mystic rocky view of geometrical figure from lighthouse on the cliff.

Hinomisaki with the nation's tallest masonry brilliant lighthouse.

Ichibata Yakushi is a temple which is well known as healing eye diseases. Trying Zen meditation could be valuable time as well. You will feel very relax and comfortable to hear only birds singing and sound of wind. It is priceless to look the nature with the mind, not with the camera filter for a while.

Zen Meditation / Amulet and Ema (votive picture table of a horse)

Matsue Vogel Park is located at the foot of the mountain from Ichibata Yakushi. It is paradise of flowers and birds. The park is decorated with ten thousand of begonia flowers.

decorated ceiling with full of begonia

Day2: Visit Hirose-cho where you can see traditional crafts "Hirose Gasuri" in Yasugi. Hirose Gasuri is the traditional fabric with splash patterns. Amanokouya is the only shop sells and makes Hirose Kasuri fabric crafts with traditional tools.

Crafts of Amanokouya

The majestic view of the representative Japanese mountain Mt. Daisen from Tottori Hanakairo Flower Park in Nanbu-cho. If you like to take an artistic photo, Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography is good photo spot. You can take a unique photo of Mt.Daisen with a hat.

Mt.Daisen from Tottori Hanakairo Flower Park / Unique Photo taken in Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography

Day3: Crossing Eshima Long Bridge. It became famous as steep slope bridge after it was set in TV commercial. After crossed the bridge, you will see a restaurant that has a long history Yamamise in the front. Yamamise is famous for rice dish with grilled eel.

Eshima Long Bridge, 45m high and a ship of 5,000 tons can cross under the bridge

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  • Day 1

    Izumo Airport

    40 minutes by car

    Inasa Beach

    15 minutes by car

    Hinomisaki

    1 hour 10 minutes by car

    Ichibata Yakushi

    25 minutes by car

    Matsue Vogel Park

    15 minutes by car

    Matsue
    (accommodations)

  • Day 2

    Matsue

    40 minutes by car

    Amanokouya

    45 minutes by car

    Tottori Hanakairo Flower Park

    20 minutes by car

    Shoji Ueda Museum of Photography

    20 minutes by car

    Yonago
    (accommodations)

  • Day 3

    Yonago

    35 minutes by car

    Eshima Long Bridge

    1minutes by car

    Yamamise

    10 minutes by car

    Yonago Airport