Take an unforgettable journey to the place closest to the god of marriage.
A honeymoon should be romantic and memorable. Route Romantique San'in features romantic spots such as Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine where the god of marriage is enshrined. It is the perfect destination for your honeymoon where you pledge your eternal love.
The absolute beauty of the garden will be imprinted on your heart, leaving you breathless.
Adachi Museum of Art is well known for its Yokoyama Taikan’s collection, Japan’s best selection in quality and quantity. Its award winning garden was ranked number 1 for many consecutive years in an American journal which specializes in Japanese gardens. The garden itself is perceived as a living painting and if you take a photo in front of this beautifully maintained garden, you can be part of this Japanese masterpiece.Read More >>
Matsue Castle is the symbol of Matsue City, a former castle town. You will feel like a feudal lord or a princess when you overlook the entire city and Lake Shinji from the top of this dignified-looking castle, a national treasure. Remnants of Edo Period (1603 to 1868), such as samurai residences, remain in the area around Matsue Castle. Why not also take in the atmosphere of this castle town by going around the moat on a pleasure boat?Read More >>
Jinpukaku is a French Renaissance style chalk wooden-structure with tile-roofing. This two-story building was built in Meiji Period (1868 to 1912) and is located in the heart of Kyusho Park where Tottori Castle ruins can be found. The elegant appearance of western architecture matches the beautiful Japanese garden design, making it an Important Cultural Property of Japan. Many people gather at the park for cherry blossoms in spring and colored leaves in fall.Read More >>
View Japanese seasonal flowers and enrich your soul
With Mt. Daisen in the background, you can enjoy viewing seasonal flowers bloom in abundance; tulips, Iceland poppies in April, one hundred thousand lilies and roses from May to summer, cosmos and salvias in autumn and camellias, violas and pansies in winter. A gigantic glass domed greenhouse and roofed walkway enable you to enjoy strolling in the park in any weather condition and season.Read More >>
Yushien is an authentic Japanese garden on Daikonshima Island that is famous for tree peonies and Asian ginseng in Nakaumi Lagoon. This garden has won the highest three-star rating in a French travel guidebook, Guides Bleus Japon. If you take a walk through the garden, you will find various flowers, including tree peonies, in full bloom in spring, summer, fall and winter. You will never tire of seeing this garden throughout the four seasons.Read More >>
Fully enjoy the nature of San’in, from the mountains to the sea!
Mt. Daisen is the highest peak in Chugoku Region and is also known as “Hoki Fuji” because of its beautiful appearance. You will be fascinated by its various appearances: fresh green leaves from spring to summer, beautifully colored leaves in fall and snow in winter. Mt. Daisen bustles with many tourists throughout the year for mountain climbing in summer and as a ski resort area overlooking the Sea of Japan in winter. Make the most of the great outdoors by cycling downhill on any of the cycling courses from Mt. Daisen to the Sea of Japan.Read More >>
Tottori Sand Dunes are one of the largest dunes in Japan. The sand patterns created by the wind change in appearance over time and are a constant delight for visitors. You can enjoy fun activities such as strolling, taking memorable photos on a camel or paragliding. The Sand Museum, located nearby, is the world’s only museum that specializes in sand sculptures.Read More >>
When the sun sets just below the tip of the 20m candle-shaped rock located in the Sea of Japan, to the northwest of Okinoshima Town, the rock turns into a giant candle. At that miraculous moment, the island shines as though a giant candle has been lit. You will be moved by this romantic sight which can only be seen from aboard a ship on a clear and calm day.Read More >>
Deepen your ties with your love at happy & romantic sites!
Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine enshrines Ookuninushi-no-kami, the god of relationships and marriage. It is said that in October in a lunar calendar, deities around Japan gather in Izumo to have meetings about relationships, and many people around the world also gather in Izumo at that time. Inasa-no-hama Beach and Hino-misaki Cape are also popular picturesque spots in the area.Read More >>
Aquas is one of the biggest aquariums in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions which houses over 10,000 marine creatures from 400 species including West Japan’s only belugas, four species of penguins, sharks (mentioned in San’in’s famous legend) and Shimane’s prefectural fish, the flying fish. These belugas make special performances called “happy bubble rings” and “happy miracle rings” which are very popular and create happy moments for everyone!Read More >>
Hakuto Shrine is located at Hakuto Beach, which is the setting of a Japanese myth “Inaba no Shirousagi” meaning “White Rabbit of Inaba Province”. The white rabbit is referred to as the matchmaker of Ookuninushi no mikoto and Princess Yagami and the shrine is designated as the “Sanctuary of Love” as it is the birthplace of Japan’s oldest love story. Throwing “Musubi-Ishi” wish stones on a Torii gate is a popular activity.Read More >>
San’in Region offers a wide range of hot springs with unique features, from famous, historical springs to unknown, secluded ones. Rejuvenate your body by enjoying a dip at a hot spring inn.