Izumo Grand Shrine & Shimane Museum
USD165 per person
Board your coach and drive west through Matsue, passing Lake Shinji en route to Izumo. Lake Shinji is the seventh largest lake in Japan, and is a combination of fresh-water and salt-water, depending on the tide.Arrive at Izumo-Taisha (Izumo Grand Shrine), one of the country’s oldest and most important Shinto shrines. Visit the Shimane museum of Ancient Izumo, which is next to the Shrine and focuses on the shrine’s architecture and displays of ancient bronze artefacts.Next Explore the Izumo-Taisha, once the largest wooden structure in Japan and view the Tori gate and taisha-style buildings. Enjoy a delicious Japanese-style lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your ship.