Reasons to Choose Japan

Life in Japan by Specific Areas



Shimane Prefecture is known as the "Land of the Gods" and is colored by many myths. Shimane, where ancient culture has taken root, surrounding by the rich nature of mountains, the sea and the islands, is a perfect place for those who want to live comfortably. The land of "matchmaking" - Shimane -, is a place where you may encounter with people or things that will make your life shine.

shimane *This map does not include topographical features and island areas and does not cover the entire area of Japan.

Famous places / spots recommended by locals

Tamatsukuri Onsen

Tamatsukuri Onsen

It is said that "Tamatsukuri Onsen" is the oldest hot spring in Japan. According to the Izumo Kuni Fudoki, "If you have taken the bath once, your skin will rejuvenate and if you have taken the bath twice, all kinds of illness will be cured. I have not heard that the effect did not work, so people call it the hot water of God. " Scientifically, it has been proved that the spring quality is like a skin lotion.

Iwami Kagura

Iwami Kagura

"Iwami Kagura", a traditional performing art which is popular in Iwami region, Shimane prefecture. You can enjoy the brave and splendid dance, the light rhythm played by Japanese orchestra, the gorgeous costumes and the dynamic production. Performances are held in various places in Iwami on weekends.

Foods recommended by locals

  • Izumo Soba

    Izumo Soba

    "Izumo soba" is made by a milling method called "hikigurumi", which buckwheat is grinded together with cuticles, and is darker and richer in aroma than those in other regions. The smooth noodles have a strong elasticity. "Wariko soba"is a unique way of eating soba in Shimane, in which freshly boiled soba and condiments are placed in a small flat bowl and to eat together with spicy broth.

  • Saijo persimmon

    Saijo persimmon

    The cultivated area of Saijo persimmon in Shimane prefecture is the largest in Japan! Originally, it is astringent persimmon. After removal of astringency, suger content increases to 17 or more. Particularly, it is well known as sweet persimmon with excellent smooth texture.

Climate (temperature / precipitation)

Temperature (°C)

Temperature (°C) (Source: Japan Metrogical Agency)

Precipitation (mm)

Precipitation (mm) (Source: Japan Metrogical Agency)

You can sense the changes of the four seasons. There will be snowfall in winter. Winter tires is necessary if you are driving a car. There is also a view that relatively short daylight hours create "beautiful skin" for Shimane people.

Cost of living

Rent is based on the research by the national rental management system business assosiation, and others are based on the statistical data by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication.

  • Rent


    44,648 yen

  • Electricity


    4,282 yen

  • Water


    2,546 yen

  • Ramen
    (Eating out)

    Ramen(Eating out)

    637 yen

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