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Izumo Grand Shrine and Matsue Sightseeing


Shimane
8 hours
up to 30 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

I would like to take you to Izumo Taisha, Matsue Castle and Vogel park.

Izumo Taisha Shrine is one of the most revered and oldest Shinto Shrines in Japan. It is dedicated to Okuninishi-no-mikoto, popularly known as "Daikokusama" or the deity of nation building and good marriage.
Matsue castle was designated as a national treasure in 2015.
Vogel park is a flower and bird park.

Itinerary

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  • Shimane Winery
  • Izumo Taisha
  • Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
  • Matsue Vogel park
  • Matsue Castle

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What to Expect

You can see the huge sacred twisted straw ropes in front of Kaguraden Hall at Izumo Taisha. The current main hall was built in 1744 in the oldest Shinto architectural style of "Taisha-zukuri" and has been designated as a National Treasure.
At Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, you can see broze ware, great swords and the miniature of the original grand shrine. Furthermore you can watch the video about Izumo Mythology.

Matsue Vogel park boasts one of the largest indoor gardens in the world where customers can enjoy begonia flowers that fill the gardens and the many different types of birds that inhabit the park.

Matsue Castle is one of only 12 remaining original castles in Japan. You can enjoy the castle scenery from a unique perspective by taking a sightseeing boat.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At Matsue station or Izumoshi Station or a hotel in Matsue city or a hotel in Izumo city
Ending Point At Izumoshi station or Matsue station or a hotel in Matsue city or a hotel in Izumo city

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee

Important

I guide you Sapporo, Furano, Otaru, Hakodate in Hokkaido / Aomori in Hokuriku / Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima in Kyushu / Kochi, Matsuyama in Shikoku / Tottori, Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato in Japan Sea side. Please get in touch with me!!
Thank you.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

1. My transportation fee to Matsue is 8,000 yen. Your transportation fee in Matsue city is about 1,800yen per person. The Entrance fee for Matsue Castle 560yen per person, Matsue Vogel park 1,540yen per person, and a sightseeing boat 1,230yen.

2. When you move to Matsue from Hiroshima, you can use a bus or a train. In the case of bus, it takes about 3 hours for 7,000yen per person.
In the case of JR train. It takea about 3.5 hours for about 10,300yen per person.

3. When you move to Matsue from Osaka or Kyoto, you use JR trains or a bus. In the case of JR trains, from Osaka it takse about 4.5 hours for 11,000yen. From Kyoto it takes about 4.5 hours for 12,800yen. In the case of bus, it takes about 5 hours for 5,600yen from Kyoto, 4.5 hours for 5,300yen from Osaka.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Arlene Arlene Philippines ( Friends )
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2 weeks ago

“ Highly recommended ”

Sir Hideo is great we finished all the itineraries as planned and very patience with my 13 pax group of tourists from the Philippines.Very informative and accommodating. Definitely will recommend you Sir Hideo see u next time.. Thank you very much

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your message. I also enjoyed guiding you. You all enjoyed wearing Kimono. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Arlene.

Polly Polly Canada ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Highlight Tour of Kyoto ”

Communication with Hideo was very good. He was organized in laying out plan for our 5 hour tour. We were happy with his service in guiding us through the various sites.

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your review. We enjoyed Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple and Nishiki Market. I wish you and your family happinss and your children's healthy growth. Thank you, Polly.

Rosemary Rosemary United States ( Friends )
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2 months ago

“ Day in kyoto ”

Hideo took us from OsK to Kyoto. He was a knowledgeable guide. English was pretty good and his organization of the day very helpful

Hideo:

Hello Rosemary I'm very glad to receive your review. I'm sure you enjoyed a bowl of rice topped with Tenpura for lunch in Nishiki Market. I wish you a Merry Christmas. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Iris Iris United States ( Friends )
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2 months ago

“ He was knowledgeable on the sights we visited. ”

Hideo did a remarkable tour for us. I would recommend him to anyone visiting Japan.

Hideo:

Thank you, Iris. I'm very happy to receive your message. I'm sure you enjoy the Kochi tour. I wish you all the jealth. I hope to see you again. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Tina Tina United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Osaka Tours in 5 hrs. ”

Mr Hideo was on time Extra mile take us to different place even not in the itinerary Very clear time and cost for train, subway each places We’re very highly recommend Mr Hideo

Hideo:

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