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Trip around Izumo Grand Shrine


Shimane
6 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License ), Japanese ( Fluent )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

This is a tour of spiritual Izumo, which is known as the land of gods. We visit one of the oldest shrines in Japan where a lot of people visit there from all over Japan and overseas.Then you'll enjoy the scenic beauty at the westernmost part of Shimane with a soaring lighthouse standing by the blue ocean.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Ritsuko.

  • Izumo Grand Shrine
  • Hinomisaki Shrine and Lighthouse
  • Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo (closed until April 23 for renovation and opens April 24, 2020) or Shimane Winery where you can sample local wine and enjoy shopping for a variety of local items.
  • Lunch at a local dish ( very traditional buckweat noodles or grillded Shimane wagyu beef, etc...)

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What to Expect

If you want to refresh yourself or you have an interest in the history of ancient Japan, Izumo is the place for you.
You'll have a glimpse of ancient Japanese culture still exists here in Izumo.
You'll love the tranquil and spiritual atmosphere of Izumo in Shimane, which is very different from other places in Japan.
If you visit here during theclosing season for Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, Shimane Winery instead, you can also enjoy very popular wagyu lunch there.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At Izumo-taishamae Station of Ichibata Railway, JR Izumo Station, or at your hotel in Izumo
Ending Point At Izumo-taishamae Station of Ichibata Railway, JR Izumo Station, or at your hotel in Izumo

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, guide's transportation fee between guide's house and meeting/ending spot

What‘s not included

*Transportation fee (you and guide): round-trip bus fare from Izumo Grand Shrine to Hinomisaki Shrine =1,100 JPY/person,
(In case of picking up at JR Izumo Station) round-trip bus fare from JR Izumo Station to Izumo Grand Shrine =1,000 JPY/person.

*Taxi fare (in case you choose taxi tour): 12,000 yen for 5 hours

*Entrance fee (you and guide):Shimane Ancient Museum of Izumo: 610 JPY/person (Discount price will be applied for you with passport),
Hinomisaki Lighthouse: 200 JPY/person

*Lunch (you and guide, taxi driver if you hire one)=around 1,500 JPY/person

Important

Please wear comfortable shoes for walking.
The tour duration may change according to public transportation schedules.
You can hire a taxi for the whole tour: the tour duration can be 5 hours.

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

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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Mark Mark United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Shimane tour ”

I enjoyed two and a half days of customized tours with Ritsuko visiting multiple temples, shrines, caves, rivers coastline and waterfalls around the Izumo and Matsue regions. The days were very well organized and more than fulfilled my wishes to visit sacred places in Shimane. I’m grateful to Ritsuko for her easy and informative companionship and for ensuring a very happy few days stay.

Ritsuko:

Dear Mark, I'm so happy with your nice review.Thank you so much again for visiting here. You inspired me a lot with profound understanding and respect for different cultures. Each spot was memorable for me too but I will always remember the freshness and coldness of the water you got from the waterfalls. It was a great pleasure to be able to complete the year 2019 with an amazing guest. I hope you keep exploring Japan I'd like to share your views and ideas again. Ritsuko

Alan Alan United States ( Solo )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ A most excellent guide ”

I was a Lucky man today in Sakaiminato to have found a nice, informative , and flexible guide. Perfect English. I was shown some of the most beautiful sights. A day to remember. Thank you again Ritsuko and the Big boss man. Most highly recommend.

Ritsuko:

Alan, Thank you so much for the great review. We were so glad to have you in Tottori and Shimane area on a day with nice weather. Each spot has become even more impressive for us by accompanying you. I will remember your kindness and smiles you gave us and other people during the tour. I hope your upcoming journey will be wonderful as well. Ritsuko

Mary Mary United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
9 months ago

“ Superb Guide ”

We arranged a day tour with Ritsuko from Azamara Quest docked in Sakaimenato. Ritsuko arranged a wonderful trip for us with our own car and driver to the Adachi Museum of Art with its stunning garden. Then we went on to visit the beautiful castle at Matsue, followed a boat ride around the moat. The boat has a roof that comes right down as you go under the low bridges - great fun! We also went to the fascinating Lafcadio Hearn Museum and his home. Lafcadio was the first European to gain real insight into Japan and write about it for the European market. An amazing man! Also fitted in a quick visit to the Samarai House. Had a delicious Japanese lunch too. Ritsuko was a superb guide, who arranged a great day for us. She Is a very knowledgeable, fully qualified guide who speaks excelle... read more

Ritsuko:

Mary, It was great for me to guide you and your husband in Matsue. I am very glad to know you had a great fun there. I was so happy we arranged the tour together as you like not only on the web, but also on the day. You chose Lafcadio Hearn Museum and his home instead of matcha green tea, that you had already experienced. I was inspired by your deep interest in our culture. Thank you for trying the pleasure boat around the moat of the castle even on the chilly day. It was good they provided us a blanket! Take, the taxi driver, let me know he sent you off at the port without a problem. Thank you again for giving me this opportunity. I was so happy to have such nice and considerate guests like you. Ritsuko

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