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?"
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.