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Itinerary 2
A Dive into History, Culture, and Mythology


  • Embark on a captivating 3-day journey through the heart of Japan's spiritual and cultural heritage in Izumo and its surroundings. This itinerary is a deep dive into the realms of history, culture, and mythology, offering unique experiences that blend ancient traditions with modern hospitality.


  • Izumo Oyashiro: Delve into ancient myths at one of Japan's most revered shrines.
    Sake Brewing Adventure: Discover the secrets of sake in Shimane, the birthplace of this iconic beverage.
    Miho Shrine Visit: Embrace tranquility and good fortune at this spiritual haven.
    Yonago Castle Ruins: Uncover history and panoramic beauty amid ancient ruins.
    Farewell Culinary Experience: Savor traditional Japanese flavors as you bid a memorable farewell.

    Join us for an unforgettable exploration of history, culture, and mythology, making the San'in region an integral part of your travel memories.
Day 1Welcome Party and Izumo Oyashiro Tour
Day 1Welcome Party and Izumo Oyashiro Tour
  • Day 1Welcome Party and Izumo Oyashiro Tour
    Morning: Welcome Party at Shinmon-dori

    Your adventure begins in Izumo, a land steeped in myths and spiritual significance. Begin your journey with a warm welcome party at a local café on Shinmon-dori. Enjoy a health-conscious menu featuring local ingredients and herbs from Izumo, with delicious options for vegan guests, all in front of the majestic Izumo Oyashiro.

    Afternoon: Izumo Oyashiro and Ina-no-hama Tour

    Embark on a guided tour to Ina-no-hama and the venerable Izumo Oyashiro, one of Japan's oldest shrines. Renowned for its association with the deity Okuninushi and known as a spiritual hub for fostering successful relationships, this guided tour offers a deeper understanding of the shrine's significance in Japanese mythology, offering insights and impressions that will enrich your cultural experience.
  • Day 2:Sake Tradition and Miho Shrine Discovery
  • Day 2:Sake Tradition and Miho Shrine Discovery
Day 2:Sake Tradition and Miho Shrine Discovery
  • Day 2:Sake Tradition and Miho Shrine Discovery
    Morning: Sakemochida Honten—A Sake Experience

    Begin your day with a visit to Sakemochida Honten, a must-see for sake enthusiasts. Nestled near the Saka Shrine, dedicated to the deity of sake brewing, this location offers a unique glimpse into the world of traditional sake production. Shimane Prefecture, renowned as the birthplace of Japanese Sake, provides an unparalleled backdrop for this experience. Here, you can meet the brewers, witness their artistry in sake making, and indulge in a tasting session. Don't miss the opportunity to purchase your favorite sake as a souvenir!

    Afternoon: Miho Shrine—A Sanctuary of Good Fortune

    After lunch, make your way to the Miho Shrine, a revered site dedicated to Ebisu, the god of good fortune. This shrine, along with Daikoku at Izumo Taisha, forms a spiritual duo frequented by many pilgrims seeking blessings. The Miho Shrine is not just a religious site but also a cultural landmark, embodying the deep spiritual heritage of the region. Explore the serene surroundings and soak in the tranquil atmosphere, allowing yourself to connect with the rich history and beliefs of the local people.
Day 3: Yonago Castle Ruins and a Memorable Farewell
Day 3: Yonago Castle Ruins and a Memorable Farewell
  • Day 3: Yonago Castle Ruins and a Memorable Farewell
    Morning: Yonago Castle Ruins Exploration

    Start your final day with a visit to the historic Yonago Castle ruins, which offer not just scenic vistas but also a deep connection to the region's spiritual heritage. The practice of Jizo worship from Mt. Daisen permeates Yonago, as evidenced by the 26 Jizo statues along the old Kamo River. These statues are a testament to the town's enduring cultural traditions, where locals and visitors alike make wishes for various blessings. As you wander through Yonago Castle Town, witness the authentic lifestyle of its residents in traditional machiya townhouses. This immersive experience, guided by knowledgeable locals, provides a unique glimpse into the everyday life and enduring customs of the region.

    Afternoon: Farewell Party

    The journey concludes with a special culinary experience and farewell party at a classic Japanese restaurant. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences and connections made during your trip and savor the exquisite flavors of traditional Japanese cuisine as you reminisce about your adventures in this fascinating region. This final gathering is not just a goodbye but an affirmation of your bond with the area, a promise to return to what has become your second hometown.

Extended 4-Day Tour: A Deep Dive into San'in's Wonders

Day 1: Izumo's Treasures Unveiled
□The Gift of Izumo: Start your extended journey with a unique exploration of Izumo's cultural and historical significance.
□Izumo Cruising: Experience the beauty of Izumo from a different perspective with a relaxing cruise.

Day 2: Historical Insights and Sake Discovery
□Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo: Dive into the rich history of Izumo at this informative museum.
□Sakemochida Honten: Visit this esteemed sake brewery to learn about and taste the region's renowned rice wine.

Day 3: Your Personal Adventure
□Independent Exploration: Take this day to explore at your own pace, discovering hidden gems and personal favorites in the San'in region.

Day 4: Historical Ruins and Spiritual Serenity
□Yonago Castle: Witness the breathtaking panoramic views from the ruins of this historic castle.
□Kiyomizudera: Conclude your tour with a visit to this peaceful and spiritually significant temple.

Personalized Guidance with Private Guide and Car Options

Musubi's Exclusive Services:
□Expert Local Guides: Musubi prides itself on partnering with the region's most knowledgeable and inspiring local guides. CEO Megumi specializes in selecting guides who offer the deepest insights and most engaging experiences in the San'in Mannaka region.

□Private Transportation: For your comfort and convenience, we offer private car options, ensuring a seamless and personalized journey.

□Flexible Itineraries: Our services are highly customizable. We're dedicated to creating an itinerary that perfectly matches your interests and preferences.

Contact Musubi: For more details, personalized arrangements, and bookings, please reach out to us. Let us help you craft an unforgettable exploration of San'in, tailored just for you.

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