The Official Okuizumo Travel Guide**

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  • EXPERIENCE THE GOOD OLD JAPAN
  • Origin of Japanese sword
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  • EXPERIENCE THE GOOD OLD JAPAN
  • Unshu Soroban
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  • EXPERIENCE THE GOOD OLD JAPAN
  • Inata Shrine
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  • EXPERIENCE THE GOOD OLD JAPAN
  • Oni-no-shitaburui

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ABOUT OKUIZUMO

Experience the good old japan

The region of Okuizumo lies just 40 kilometers south east of Matsue city(Shimane prefecture). With historical background of iron making and stunning landscape of rice field terraces, it provides an ideal countryside gateway from the near cities of Matue, Izumo and Yasugi.
Okuizumo is classical rural japan where strong community and living in harmony with nature are central to the way of life. For more than thousands of years the people of Okuizumo region have continued this ancient tradition of iron making while sustaining the beauty of the nature.
We believe that the history, culture and the environment of Okuizumo still has the essence of good old Japan. It’s our pleasure if you can feel deep Japan and we believe you will love Japan more and more.

PLAN YOUR TRIP

THINGS TO DO

We offer unique activities, such as sword making and sword cutting demonstrations, which you can only find in Okuizumo. Most of them are order made plans and need reservation in advance. You can contact Okuizumo tourism association to get further details.

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TOUR PACKAGES

If you are interested in Japanese swords and story behind it, Okuizumo will be an ideal place to explore more about it. We can arrange special tours like this. Please let us know about your plan.

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Where is Okuizumo?

Okuizumo town is located in the southeast of Shimane Prefecture. The town sits at the source of the mythological Hii River, and is adjacent to the Tottori and Hiroshima Prefectures.

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Why it’s so unique?

Japanese sword making
The symbol of ancient Samurai warriors is the traditional Japanese sword. These swords are made from Tamahagane, using the ancient iron making process, Tatara. Okuizumo is the only place in the world that still uses this method, which has been passed down through the genera tions.
Japanese rice brand : “Nita-mai”
Nita-mai is one of the most famous rice brands in Japan. The town’s mountain location leads to changes in temperature, which is ideal for cultivating high quality rice.
Onsen : Skin beautifying hot springs
Okuizumo has three onsen areas known as the Bihada Onsen Kyou (Skin Beautifying Hot Spring Village). These onsen areas are famous for their alkaline rich waters, which not only offer a relaxing experience but also provide multiple skin benefits.

Japan Heritage

About the Japan Heritage
The Agency for Cultural Affairs’ Japan Heritage aims to promote our unique cultural traditions, encourage use of our national cultural properti- es, and to revitalize regional economies.

The Official Okuizumo Travel Guide

If you have any questions or traveling around this area feel free to contact us.

+81 854 54 2260