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You can enjoy exciting experiences that will leave you with lasting memories of your trip on a local plan unique to San’in. Search by leisure activity, fun locations and hands-on experience spots now!

Shimane Prefecture Area

You will find many places that are the settings for leading Japanese myths (e.g. the Yamatanoorochi Eight-headed, Eight-tailed Serpent and the Hare of Inaba) in Shimane Prefecture. This is an extremely mysterious region where these myths still live in the lives of people to this day. A god who guides people toward marriage is enshrined in Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine that is at the center of these myths. This shrine is visited by many people from inside and outside of Japan. Moreover, this is a region that is called the land where Japan began because there have been many discoveries of ancient bronze ware sites in addition to the countless myths here. There is a lot of beautiful nature remaining in this prefecture, such as the seas, mountains and rivers. This is a place where you can experience the outdoors with marine sports, trekking, fishing and other activities. The culture of the Edo period (1603 to 1868) also remains in this area. This means that you can also enjoy traditional dojosukui dance experiences and wearing kimonos or yukatas (light cotton kimonos). Furthermore, you can drive around town in a go-kart or make glasswork. Please get to know the nature, culture and the warmth of the people in Shimane through various experiences.

ENJOY SHIMANE IN JAPANESE KIMONO! 【MATSUE IN SHIMANE】

ENJOY SHIMANE IN JAPANESE KIMONO! 【MATSUE IN SHIMANE】

Place HORIKAWA KOMACHI
Price 4,320 yen
Duration 420 minutes
RENTAL KIMONO(Shimane · Izumo)

RENTAL KIMONO(Shimane · Izumo)

Place Kotobuki Kimono Sanpo
Price 3,800 yen
Duration 240 minutes
RENTAL KIMONO with Haori(SHIMANE · IZUMO)

RENTAL KIMONO with Haori(SHIMANE · IZUMO)

Place Kotobuki Kimono Sanpo
Price 5,000 yen
Duration 240 minutes
GO-KARTING ON PUBLIC ROADS WITH COSTUME RENTAL AVAILABLE! (MATSUE IN SHIMANE)

GO-KARTING ON PUBLIC ROADS WITH COSTUME RENTAL AVAILABLE! (MATSUE IN SHIMANE)

Place PRECIOUS KART
Price 9,900 yen
Duration 150 minutes
YUKATA RENTAL (MATSUE IN SHIMANE)

YUKATA RENTAL (MATSUE IN SHIMANE)

Place HORIKAWA KOMACHI
Price 4,320 yen
Duration 420 minutes
TOUR AROUND THE AREA WHERE TATARA IRON MAKING FLOURISHED (EASTERN PART OF SHIMANE)

TOUR AROUND THE AREA WHERE TATARA IRON MAKING FLOURISHED (EASTERN PART OF SHIMANE)

Place ROADSIDE STATION TATARABA ICHIBANCHI
Price 2,000 yen
Duration 120 minutes
DOJOSUKUI DANCE EXPERIENCE (EASTERN PART OF SHIMANE)

DOJOSUKUI DANCE EXPERIENCE (EASTERN PART OF SHIMANE)

Place YASUGIBUSHIYA
Price 5,000 yen
Duration 40 minutes
GLASSWORK EXPERIENCE (MATSUE CITY IN SHIMANE)

GLASSWORK EXPERIENCE (MATSUE CITY IN SHIMANE)

Place ATELIER GTP
Price 5,800 yen
Duration 120 minutes
ANYONE OVER FOUR YEARS OF AGE CAN ENJOY THIS TRADITIONAL TAIKO EXPERIENCE OF SHIMANE!

ANYONE OVER FOUR YEARS OF AGE CAN ENJOY THIS TRADITIONAL TAIKO EXPERIENCE OF SHIMANE!

Place YASUGIBUSHIYA
Price 5,000 yen
Duration 40 minutes
CREATING YOUR OWN UNIQUE ACCESSORIES!

CREATING YOUR OWN UNIQUE ACCESSORIES!

Place ATELIER GTP
Price 2,200 yen
Duration 60 minutes
MAKE YOUR OWN FUSING GLASS ACCESSORIES, ANYONE CAN DO IT

MAKE YOUR OWN FUSING GLASS ACCESSORIES, ANYONE CAN DO IT

Place ATELIER GTP
Price 2,376 yen
Duration 60 minutes
ENJOY NINJA COSPLAY COSTUME!【MATSUE IN SHIMANE】

ENJOY NINJA COSPLAY COSTUME!【MATSUE IN SHIMANE】

Place MATSUE KIMONO RENTAL HORIKAWA KOMACHI
Price 2,160 yen
Duration 480 minutes

Tottori Prefecture Area

Tottori is the place to come to enjoy a Japan you have never encountered before: the Tottori Sand Dunes and Uradome Coast, which are found in a UNESCO Global Geopark; Mitokusan Sanbutsu Temple Nageire Hall, which is the most dangerous national treasure to see in Japan and listed as Japanese heritage; the similarly listed Japanese heritage of Mt. Daisen where you can enjoy skiing, cycling and the fall leaves; and manga content such as GeGeGe no Kitaro, which is one of the best known mangas in Japan, and Detective Conan, which is also loved as an anime show.

Tottori Prefecture is a place where you can have fun in various ways throughout the whole year. You can go mountain biking on the Tottori Sand Dunes – called the best sand dunes in Japan – and encounter the snow while cross-country skiing or exploring snowy mountains in snow shoes. Why don’t you refresh yourself with a leather craft experience or bamboo charcoal kiln thermal experience, or try another experience distinctive to Tottori Prefecture like eating seafood such as crab? You will have a truly memorable trip if you enjoy such experiences in the scenic nature here.

Mountain Biking on the Tottori Sand Dunes (Eastern Part of Tottori)

Mountain Biking on the Tottori Sand Dunes (Eastern Part of Tottori)

Place In front of the Sand Dune Meeting Hall (Sakyu Kaikan)
Price 5,000 yen
Duration 120 minutes
Seasonal Pear picking with fresh seafood lunch(Tottori Sand Dunes)

Seasonal Pear picking with fresh seafood lunch(Tottori Sand Dunes)

Place Sakyu-KaikanI
Price 2,000 yen
Duration 240 minutes
Sunshine yoga in spring and autumn (TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

Sunshine yoga in spring and autumn (TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

Place ”Tottori sand dune guesthouse RAY GARDEN” Parking Lot
Price 5,000 yen
Duration 120 minutes

Sunset Yoga in the setting sun(TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

Place ”Tottori sand dune guesthouse RAY GARDEN” Parking Lot i
Price 5,000 yen
Duration 120 minutes
Refreshing Bamboo Charcoal Kiln Thermal Experience (Yonago in Tottori)

Refreshing Bamboo Charcoal Kiln Thermal Experience (Yonago in Tottori)

Place Daisen Takezumi Workshop
Price 1,000 yen
Duration 60 minutes
【Tottori· Kimono Rental】 Enjoy Tottori city in traditional Japanese Kimono!

【Tottori· Kimono Rental】 Enjoy Tottori city in traditional Japanese Kimono!

Place kinunoyakata sabisu
Price 5,000 yen
Duration 60 minutes
【Tottori· Kimono Rental】 Experience Furisode Kimono !

【Tottori· Kimono Rental】 Experience Furisode Kimono !

Place kinunoyakata sabisu
Price 32,400 yen
Duration 420 minutes
【Tottori Tea Ceremony Experience】Let's enjoy an authentic tea ceremony experience!

【Tottori Tea Ceremony Experience】Let’s enjoy an authentic tea ceremony experience!

Place kinunoyakata sabisu
Price 500 yen
Duration 30 minutes
Canyoning and shower climbing(Saji, Tottori)

Canyoning and shower climbing(Saji, Tottori)

Place Tanpori-sō (Tanpori INN)
Price 5,000 yen
Duration 150 minutes
Clear kayaking TOUR (Uradome Coast, Tottori)

Clear kayaking TOUR (Uradome Coast, Tottori)

Place Nagisa Koryukan
Price 8,000 yen
Duration 90 minutes
Frolic Sea Adventure Park URADOME 【60 min admission】(Uradome Coast, Tottori)

Frolic Sea Adventure Park URADOME 【60 min admission】(Uradome Coast, Tottori)

Place Frolic Sea Adventure Park URADOME
Price 1,300 yen
Duration 90 minutes
kayaking TOUR(Uradome Coast, Tottori)

kayaking TOUR(Uradome Coast, Tottori)

Place Nagisa Koryukan
Price 4,000 yen
Duration 180 minutes
kayaking TOUR(Kamogaiso & Shirawara Coast, Tottori)

kayaking TOUR(Kamogaiso & Shirawara Coast, Tottori)

Place Nagisa Koryukan
Price 4,000 yen
Duration 180 minutes
Paragliding in Tottori Sand Dunes(EASTERN PART OF TOTTORI)

Paragliding in Tottori Sand Dunes(EASTERN PART OF TOTTORI)

Place In the parking lot near Tottori-Sakyu-Kodomo-no-kuni
Price 7,000 yen
Duration 180 minutes
cross-country ski in Tottori for 5 hours! Nature ski trekking, walking comfortable on the snow!

cross-country ski in Tottori for 5 hours! Nature ski trekking, walking comfortable on the snow!

Place Hyonosen Nature Museum: Hibikinomori
Price 5,700 yen
Duration 300 minutes
Cycling shallot fields and coast road (120mins) at Tottori sand dune

Cycling shallot fields and coast road (120mins) at Tottori sand dune

Place Free parking lots near "Tottori Sakyu Kodomo no Kuni (Children’s Land)"
Price 5,000 yen
Duration 150 minutes
Premium Pear-picking with lunch(Tottori Sand Dunes)

Premium Pear-picking with lunch(Tottori Sand Dunes)

Place Sakyu-Kaikan
Price 2,000 yen
Duration 180 minutes
Sunrise yoga in the early morning(TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

Sunrise yoga in the early morning(TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

Place Frolic Sea Adventure Park URADOME
Price 5,000 yen
Duration 120 minutes
Healing Yoga under a full moon or a new moon(TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

Healing Yoga under a full moon or a new moon(TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

Place ”Tottori sand dune guesthouse RAY GARDEN” Parking Lot
Price 5,000 yen
Duration 120 minutes
SUP & YOGA in Tanega Pond(NEAR TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

SUP & YOGA in Tanega Pond(NEAR TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

Place ”Tottori sand dune guesthouse RAY GARDEN” Parking Lot
Price 7,000 yen
Duration 150 minutes
Snowshoe Half Day Plan (Mt. Daisen in Tottori)

Snowshoe Half Day Plan (Mt. Daisen in Tottori)

Place Mori-no-Kuni
Price 4,000 yen
Duration 180 minutes
Cross-country Skiing on Snowy Mountains (Eastern Part of Tottori)

Cross-country Skiing on Snowy Mountains (Eastern Part of Tottori)

Place Hyonosen Nature Museum: Hibikinomori
Price 4,275 yen
Duration 180 minutes
Simple Handmade Leather Straps (Tottori City in Tottori)

Simple Handmade Leather Straps (Tottori City in Tottori)

Place Glass works negy
Price 700 yen
Duration 30 minutes
Let's make tree cakes in the forest in Tottori!

Let’s make tree cakes in the forest in Tottori!

Place Mori-no-Kuni
Price 2,800 yen
Duration 90 minutes
3hours Snowshoe in Tottori! Listen to the silence of silver winter wonderland!

3hours Snowshoe in Tottori! Listen to the silence of silver winter wonderland!

Place Hyonosen Nature Museum: Hibikinomori
Price 4,275 yen
Duration 180 minutes
5hours Snowshoe in Tottori! Listen to the silence of silver winter wonderland!

5hours Snowshoe in Tottori! Listen to the silence of silver winter wonderland!

Place Hyonosen Nature Museum: Hibikinomori
Price 5,700 yen
Duration 300 minutes
Snowshow one day tour in Tottori Daisen mountain with lovely lunch!

Snowshow one day tour in Tottori Daisen mountain with lovely lunch!

Place Mori-no-Kuni
Price 6,500 yen
Duration 360 minutes
Make your own original coloured glass mirror!

Make your own original coloured glass mirror!

Place Glass works negy
Price 1,100 yen
Duration 30 minutes
Create a starry sky! Coloured glass kaleidoscope making!

Create a starry sky! Coloured glass kaleidoscope making!

Place Glass works negy
Price 1,300 yen
Duration 30 minutes
Make various kinds of glass beads from colourful glass bars in Tottori!

Make various kinds of glass beads from colourful glass bars in Tottori!

Place Glass works negy
Price 1,500 yen
Duration 120 minutes
Let's make a handmade photo frame in Tottori

Let’s make a handmade photo frame in Tottori

Place Glass works negy
Price 3,000 yen
Duration 180 minutes
Coloured glass with message in Tottori!

Coloured glass with message in Tottori!

Place Glass works negy
Price 3,000 yen
Duration 120 minutes
Let's make a heart-shaped leather coin purse in Tottori!

Let’s make a heart-shaped leather coin purse in Tottori!

Place Glass works negy
Price 2,500 yen
Duration 120 minutes
Dried flowers and pressed flowers in the frame, resin (synthetic resin) flowers in Tottori

Dried flowers and pressed flowers in the frame, resin (synthetic resin) flowers in Tottori

Place Glass works negy
Price 2,500 yen
Duration 180 minutes
Make your own colourful accessories with polymer clay and beads!

Make your own colourful accessories with polymer clay and beads!

Place Glass works negy
Price 3,000 yen
Duration 120 minutes
Let's make a handmade stained glass photo frame in Tottori

Let’s make a handmade stained glass photo frame in Tottori

Place Glass works negy
Price 3,000 yen
Duration 60 minutes
Make your own accessories with silver clay! High purity 99.9%!

Make your own accessories with silver clay! High purity 99.9%!

Place Glass works negy
Price 3,500 yen
Duration 180 minutes
Cut the acrylic boards and hung the mobile on your wall!

Cut the acrylic boards and hung the mobile on your wall!

Place Glass works negy
Price 1,000 yen
Duration 60 minutes
Tree climbing & 100 m long super zip-line (MORINOKUNI, Tottori)

Tree climbing & 100 m long super zip-line (MORINOKUNI, Tottori)

Place MORI-NO-KUNI
Price 3,000 yen
Duration 120 minutes
6 HOURS climbing of Mt. Hyonosen (EASTERN TOTTORI)

6 HOURS climbing of Mt. Hyonosen (EASTERN TOTTORI)

Place Hyonosen Nature Museum: Hibikinomori
Price 5,700 yen
Duration 360 minutes
MOUNTAIN BIKING TOUR【Mt.Mitoku & Kurayoshi in Tottori】

MOUNTAIN BIKING TOUR【Mt.Mitoku & Kurayoshi in Tottori】

Place Mitoku-san Parking lot
Price 7,000 yen
Duration 150 minutes
climbing & MOUNTAIN BIKING TOUR with Buddhist lunch【Mt.Mitoku & Kurayoshi in Tottori】

climbing & MOUNTAIN BIKING TOUR with Buddhist lunch【Mt.Mitoku & Kurayoshi in Tottori】

Place Mitoku-san Parking lot
Price 11,000 yen
Duration 330 minutes
Sandboarding (TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

Sandboarding (TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

Place Rakudaya
Price 3,100 yen
Duration 120 minutes
Sand Sledding(TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

Sand Sledding(TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

Place Rakudaya
Price 1,550 yen
Duration 120 minutes
Walking tour in the winter sand dunes(TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

Walking tour in the winter sand dunes(TOTTORI SAND DUNES)

Place Rakudaya
Price 2,100 yen
Duration 105 minutes

Accommodation Reservations

We have information on many accommodation facilities. These include ryokans (Japanese-style inns), hotels where you can enjoy an open air bath with an ocean view and hotels near stations. San’in also has hot springs that are well-known across Japan (e.g. Kaike, Tamatsukuri and Misawa) and so is also famous as a hot spring paradise. Please enjoy a hot bath that is the pride of the San’in area in your accommodation facility. This could be in a hot spring where you can experience fireflies, fall leaves, snowy landscapes, the changing of the four seasons or the large panorama of the Sea of Japan, or one of the world’s best radium springs.

*Of the 12 areas on Route Romantique, areas 1 to 5 cover Tottori Prefecture and areas 5 to 12 cover Shimane Prefecture. (Only area 5 spans both prefectures.)

Tottori Prefecture Area

[1] San’in Kaigan UNESCO Global Geopark Area [2] Yazu, Chizu and Wakasa Area [3] Mt. Mitoku, Misasa Hot Spring and central part of Tottori Area [4] Daisen and Hoki Area [5] Sakaiminato and Mihonoseki Area

Shimane Prefecture Area

[5] Sakaiminato and Mihonoseki Area [6] Castle Town of Matsue and a Museum with Japan’s Best Garden [7] Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine Area [8] Hino, Nichinan and Okuizumo-cho Area [9] Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine Area [10] Iwami Area [11] Hagi and Tsuwano Area [12] Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark Area

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