The beaches of Shimane 島根のビーチ
Immersion by the sea
A region often overlooked by tourists, the prefecture of Shimane is surrounded by mountains and the sea. It is therefore full of riches, including its magnificent beaches. It is to the west of the main island of the archipelago that you can discover unspoiled landscapes full of history.
This summer, escape the crowds by going off the beaten track ! You don't have to go to Okinawa to enjoy Japanese beaches. Shimane prefecture has many beaches along its coasts but also on isolated islands.
Deserted throughout the year, the locals take over the beach during the summer holidays. The environment is ideal for diving and swimming , but also for fishing !
Large sandbar in an arc, you can swim, snorkel and even kayak in the green and clear water of Kitaura beach. Locals go there to collect seaweed and shellfish .
Access: Sasago and Sugeura stops on the Mihonoseki bus line
Direction the other end of the prefecture and its capital Matsue. Near Izumo , home to one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines, Kirara Beach is calm and quiet, so you can spend lovely afternoons there with your family .
Address: 135-1 Taki, Taki-cho, Izumo
Access: 10 minutes on foot from JR Oda station
See also: Izumo Taisha
The beaches of the Oki Islands
3 hours by ferry from Matsue , the archipelago of 180 volcanic islands offers grandiose landscapes with caves, coves and small beaches. Their beauty has allowed the islands to become a UNESCO World Geopark ! Here are some photos of the beaches where you can relax on the four inhabited islands of the small archipelago of Oki (Dogo, Nishinoshima, Nakanoshima, Chibunoshima).
Read: The Oki Islands
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