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  1. Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 6

    Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 6

    After a hearty breakfast, we set out for Izumo-taisha (出雲大社), the Izumo Grand Shrine. It is located on the northwestern outskirts of the city and is one of the most important Shinto shrines in Japan. Though the exact date of its establishment is unknown, it is believed to be the oldest shrine in...
  2. Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 5

    Nihonkai Tour 2018 - Day 5

    On Day 5, we left early for Matsue in Shimane Prefecture, about 120 km west of Tottori. There are no highways along the coast of San’in, only one-lane expressways, some of which are toll roads. We arrived in Matsue at noon, and the sun burned down relentlessly. Matsue Castle is one of the...