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7 Things to do in Shimane Prefecture, a Hidden Gem of Japan

Situated in the western portion of Japan, known as the Chugoku region, lies Shimane Prefecture. Facing the Sea of Japan, this hidden gem is filled to the brim with stunning sights to see and experiences to undertake. The area is also serviced by one of the few remaining sleeper trains in the country, the Sunrise Izumo! So let’s see what amazing things Shimane Prefecture has to offer.

6 Things to do in Tottori Prefecture, the Stunning West of Japan

Tottori Prefecture, not to be confused with the similarly named Studio Ghibli character, a neighbour to Shimane, Okayama, and Hyogo prefectures, sits within a beautiful area of Japan, full of nature and immersive culture, yet perfect for one who is looking for a adventure that is slightly off of the beaten path. Let’s jump in and see a selection of what Tottori has to offer! 

Sustainable Japan, Eco-Tourism Experiences to Make Lasting Memories

If you want to experience a different side of Japan than the one most tourists find, you should look outside the big cities. In lesser-known rural areas and remote islands, you can try life as a sake brewer for a few days, go canoeing and snorkeling in beautiful UNESCO areas, take part in daily life in a local village and go on a guided bike tour of a popular onsen town.



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