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The Forgotten Original Japan

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Since ancient times, Japanese people have believed that all kinds of places, including mountains, forests, and lakes, were protected by the gods. Also, people believed that these gods gathered together once a year. This is in the 10th month of the old Japanese calendar, so according to the current calendar, this is often in November. The gods all gather in Izumo, so while throughout the rest of the country, this time is known as ""The Month of No Gods"", here in the Izumo Region (which includes Matsue) it is known as ""The Month of the Gods"". From this, it is easy to see how Japanese people consider the Izumo Region to be ""The Land of the Gods"". Local residents have long paid great respect to the land here, as it is the gathering place of the gods. It's likely that is why this area has been developed based on a sense of beauty that surpasses merely creating spaces for people to live, and that balance between people's lives and nature has led to the preservation of beautiful scenery.This is the only place in Japan where you can feel a cultural beauty that exists in not only in a selection of sightseeing spots, but in the majority of constructions in the area, including roads, bridges, and buildings. Why don't you embark on a journey to discover the original forgotten Japan?"

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Explore the Origins Of Japanese Culture

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    Walk around the castle town of Matsue in an elegant kimono

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    1300 years of history await you on this uninhabited island

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    A ghost story tour of Matsue with a samurai as your guide

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    A cycling tour of the reminders of the castle town

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    Horikawa Sightseeing Boat

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    Lake Shinji Sunset Cruising

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    A cycling tour through a traditional Japanese rice field landscape

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    Learn about Matsue's Tea Culture at Meimei-an Tea House

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    Rent a stylish and comfortable electrically assisted bike

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    Matsue Castle

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    Izumo Taisha

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    Adachi Museum of Art

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    Experience authentic Irish food and culture in Matsue

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    Steamed Sushi, a Matsue Specialty for Those in the Know

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    A restaurant serves fusion cuisine that anyone can enjoy

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    A stylish inn that quietly stands in the downtown area

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    A guesthouse with a nostalgic tea room

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    You can comfortably enjoy the atmosphere of Japan at this inn

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    An inn that combines the traditional charm of a Japanese home with western elegance

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    A guesthouse with a relaxed atmosphere located near Matsue Castle

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    Tamatsukuri Hot Springs

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    Sagiura

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    NIPPONIA IZUMO SAGIURA FISHERMAN TOWN

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    NIPPONIA IZUMO HIRATA COTTON ROAD

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    A tour of a sake brewery that as been registered as a cultural property

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    Sake tasting at a sake brewery

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    A walking tour of the Momen Kaido (Cotton Road)

Travel Report

A great 3-hour cycling tour experience with local guides! It's an in-depth tour and is a lot of fun. The route was flexible, so we could adjust it to suit our needs. We were able to better experience the culture and vitality of Matsue City on this tour.