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1 Habitat observation and preservation experience of the Japanese giant salamander in Nichinan Town (in Tottori Prefecture)
Nature exerience
1 Habitat observation and preservation experience of the Japanese giant salamander in Nichinan Town (in Tottori Prefecture)
Nature exerience

Enjoy the habitat observation and preservation experience of the Japanese giant salamander, the world’s largest amphibian

The giant salamander is regarded as a living fossil. The Daisen-Oki National Park is inhabited by the world’s largest amphibian, and here, visitors can observe its habitat and experience a preservation activity.
In this observation and preservation experience, participants first listen to a lecture from a leading expert/researcher of the giant salamander, and after having studied its biology and the local protection activity, walk around the headwaters of the Hino River and satoyama (community-based forest areas and the surrounding countryside) while looking for giant salamanders in order to study their biology and experience the preservation activity.
After the observation and preservation experience of the giant salamander, participants will stay in a traditional folk house and experience old-style countryside living while enjoying a view of the excellent natural scenery of Nichinan Town.

Contact
BUSIDO
TEL
Please make an inquiry from each website.
URL
http://www.bushidojapan.com/salamander
Up of the face of the Japanese giant salamander Capture of the Japanese giant salamander Search for the Japanese giant salamander with IC chip The natural environment in which the Japanese giant salamanders live A beautiful river landscape in which the Japanese giant salamanders live The Japanese giant salamander which appears from under a stone
2 Climbing Mt. Daisen (One-Tree, One-Stone Campaign)
Hiking/Trekking
2 Climbing Mt. Daisen (One-Tree, One-Stone Campaign)
Hiking/Trekking

Enjoy Mt. Daisen, the highest peak in the Chugoku region from a commanding panoramic view of the mountain and ocean at its summit, and after that soaking in a hot spring

This is an activity of climbing Mt. Daisen, the highest peak in the Chugoku region (1,729 m above sea level). The difference in elevation from the entrance of the climbers’ route to the summit is about 930 m. For the first half of the path, you walk through one of the largest natural beech forests in western Japan, and from around the sixth station, you walk amidst alpine flora.
The panoramic view from the summit is just stunning. Enjoy the special sense of achievement!
When descending, you take a climbers’ route that is said to have once been used by mountain practitioners, along which you will visit a historical area to see the Ogamiyama Shrine, Daisen-ji Temple, and the Japan’s longest natural stone path, as well as a forest path.
Along the path to Daisen-ji Temple, there are hot-spring and foot-spa facilities, rest houses and shops, and the Sunset Cafe, allowing you to sooth your fatigue from mountain climbing.

One-Tree, One-Stone Campaign

Although the majority of the summit became a bare land with a rapid increase of climbers, thanks to the efforts of the public and the private sector, the One-Tree, One-Stone Campaign conducted by the Mt. Daisen Summit Protection Group established in 1985, climbers started to return one designated nursery tree and stone to the summit, and as a result, the past vegetation is showing signs of recovery. This activity has been ongoing even at present.

Contact
Daisen Town Tourist Information Center(Information covering the entire Daisen area is available.)
TEL
0859-52-2502
URL
http://www.daisen.gr.jp/kyokai/
Scenery from the climbers’ route Scenery of the climbers’ route Ogamiyana shrine Sign of the Climbers’ route Scenery from the summit of Mt.Daisen Climbers’ route near the summit
3 Walking in a beech forest at Mt. Daisen
Hiking/Trekking
3 Walking in a beech forest at Mt. Daisen
Hiking/Trekking

Enjoy walking through the vast nature and visit spiritual sites at the foot of Mt. Daisen

Preserved as a national park, Mt. Daisen still offers an abundant and wide variety of plants and animals as well as a natural environment.
There also are many seasonal changes to the scenery: including the fresh verdure of spring, the brilliant deep greens of trees of summer, the colored leaves of autumn, and the snowy landscape of winter. Because visitors can see different appearances even at the same spot depending on the season, you’ll never get tired of visiting this area.
This walking course lets you stroll through a refreshing beech forest and visit paths, streams, and historic sites while embraced in the power of the vastness of nature.
As you can enjoy learning about the mountain foot’s natural environment and history from the guide’s explanation, the course will be recommended to families as well.

Contact
① Daisen Town Tourist Information Center(Information covering the entire Daisen area is available.)
② Mori-no-Kuni
TEL
① 0859-52-2502
② 0859-53-8036
URL
① http://www.daisen.gr.jp/kyokai/
② http://www.japro.com/morinokuni/
Five men looking up at beech Jizo(a popular deity which is the patron saint of travelers,children,pregnant women) Plant called mountain coral Shimoyama Shrine Torii gate made by stone(gateway of shrine) Trekking in the forest
4 Downhill cycling at Mt. Daisen
Cycling
4 Downhill cycling at Mt. Daisen
Cycling

Enjoy downhill cycling from a beech forest to the Sea of Japan, visiting spots where you can communicate with local people

While cycling along a country road from the middle of Mt. Daisen down to the Sea of Japan, participants will enjoy scenery that includes the deep blue Sea of Japan just below your eyes, beautiful satoyama, and beech forests beside the road.
Another attraction of this activity is visiting such enchanting spots as a fresh stream and refreshing forest, yogurt factory, workshop of local artists utilizing a building of a former elementary school, a vast lawn, and places where you can encounter animals or communicate with local people.
You can make your cycling tour more fulfilling with an escort by a guide.

Contact
Mori-no-Kuni
TEL
0859-53-8036
URL
http://www.japro.com/morinokuni/
A woman touching a sheep People who enjoy the scenery of the sea People who enjoy play in the river People who drinking water in the river Cycling on the road surrounded by forest at both sides People who cycling in a rural scenery towards the sea
5 Driving along the Daisen Park Way
Drive
5 Driving along the Daisen Park Way
Drive

Enjoy scenic spots representing Daisen-Oki National Park with a graceful driving course

This scenic driving course, which runs vertically through the Daisen-Oki National Park, starts from Mt. Hiruzen, passes Mt. Daisen, Yonago City, and then Sakaiminato City, and gets to Mihonoseki.
Along the course, there are many scenic points representing the Daisen-Oki National Park, including the Hiruzen Highland, which boasts magnificent scenery; Kimendai Observatory, a scenic spot standing on the boundary between Tottori Prefecture and Okayama Prefecture; Kagamiganaru, a highland resort surrounded by mountains that form a basin; the Mitsukue Area embraced by an idyllic rural scenery; Kagikake-toge Pass, the best scenic point overlooking the southern wall of Mt. Daisen; Kitanizawa Stream that offers a mysterious atmosphere surrounded by waters and a beech forest; and Mihonoseki where you can enjoy the view of the Sea of Japan.

Contact
① Daisen Town Tourist Information Center(Information covering the entire Daisen area is available.)
② Hiruzen Tourism Association(Information covering the entire Hiruzen area is available.)
TEL
① 0859-52-2502
② 0867-66-3220
URL
① http://www.daisen.gr.jp/kyokai/
② http://www.hiruzen.info/
Evening view from Kimendai Observatory Sunrise colours and Mt.Daisen seen from Mihonoseki Mt.Daisen seen from a rural settlement The road which passes through the forest of the beech Kagikake-toge pass in autumn Kitanizawa mountain stream
6 Cycling at the Hiruzen Highland
Cycling
6 Cycling at the Hiruzen Highland
Cycling

Enjoy dynamic cycling going through the magnificent land and idyllic scenery

The cycling courses, which are about 30 km long in total and where bicycle rental is available at many places, let you casually enjoy the magnificent land and idyllic atmosphere of the Hiruzen Highland.
You can choose from two courses in different tastes: one that lets you mainly enjoy the magnificent mountainous scenery of the Hiruzen Three Peaks, and the other where you cycle amidst rural scenery and pasturelands.
Each course has many attractive stop-off points including a cheese factory, winery, places where you can eat mutton barbecue and Hiruzen yakisoba (pan-fried noodles), the Horse Park, Shiogama Cold Spring where natural water out wells, and an amusement park.
Additionally, areas around the courses are well-developed with campgrounds, accommodation facilities, and hot-spring baths. Because fat-tire bikes are available in winter, you can enjoy cycling throughout the year.
You can make your cycling tour more fulfilling with an escort by a guide.

Contact
Hiruzen Tourism Association
TEL
0867-66-3220
URL
http://www.hiruzen.info/
People who rides a bicycle Stop the bicycle and watch the Hiruzen Three Peaks Camping in Hiruzen Highland Fat biking in snow Handmade lacquerware Homemade sweets made at private houses on the way of cycling
7 Climbing Mt. Mitoku and experiencing seated meditation
Cultural/religious experience
7 Climbing Mt. Mitoku and experiencing seated meditation
Cultural/religious experience

Aim at the “most dangerous” national treasure in Japan and enjoy the mysterious nature and Japanese spiritual culture

Mt. Mitoku (about 900 m above sea level) is located almost at the center of Tottori Prefecture, and along with Mt. Daisen, used to be an object of mountain worship as a mountain where the gods resided, providing the entire mountain as its precinct.
The innermost building commonly known as Sanbutsuji Temple’s Nageire-do Hall is extraordinary in a sense that it is built in a pocket on a sheer cliff, and is designated a national treasure.
Arduous paths following the hall used by practitioners, as well as a number of historical buildings let you feel the mysterious nature and history and spiritual culture. Climbing up to the Nageire-do Hall is a form of zen meditation. When climbing the mountain, be sure to be fully prepared since there are dangerous spots on this trail.
You can experience zazen (seated meditation) in the morning and ascetic training of hand copying a sutra. You can also travel the surrounding area by bicycle.

Contact
Misasa Onsen Tourism Association/Misasa Onsen Ryokan Cooperative(Information covering the entire Misasa area is available.)
TEL
0858-43-0431
URL
http://spa-misasa.jp/
Look at Mt.Mitoku from the bottom Commemorative photo taken in front of Nageire-do Hall Crimbers’ route where the cedars more than 1,000 years old stands Sanbutsuji Temple’s main hall at Mt.mitoku A harsh crimbers’ route Four Jizo(guardian deities)
8 Experiencing asamike (morning Shinto ritual) at the Miho Shrine
Cultural/religious experience
8 Experiencing asamike (morning Shinto ritual) at the Miho Shrine
Cultural/religious experience

Enjoy the inhabitants’ lives and Japanese spiritual culture at a Japanese historical fishing village that is a setting of a mythological tale

Mihonoseki, located at the eastern tip of the Shimane Peninsula, is a small port town where visitors can experience the history and rich local atmosphere.
You’ll find Miho Shrine after passing through Aoishidatami Street, where there remains the old townscape. The shrine is dedicated to Ebisu, who is worshipped as the god of fisheries and commerce, and is the grand head shrine of 3,385 shrines nationwide dedicated to the god. By participating in one of the every-morning rituals where you serve with the Shinto priest and make offerings to the deity, you may be able to discover new thoughts while experiencing an enchanting space and deep Japanese spiritual culture.
Additionally, this area is well equipped with footpaths stretching from Gohonmatsu Park, where beautiful azalea flowers are seen in spring, up to around the Mihonoseki Lighthouse, which commands a 360-degree panoramic view of the Sea of Japan. In summer, visitors can enjoy watching numerous isaribi (fires for luring fish at night) sparkling on a lot of squid-fishing boats and also experience scooping of flying fish.

Contact
Matsue Tourism Association, Mihonoseki Branch(Information covering the entire Mihonoseki area is available.)
TEL
0852-73-9001
URL
http://www.mihonoseki-kankou.jp/
Two shrine maidens Start at shrine ritual Woman standing in front of a big Shimenawa An enlarged photo of Shimenawa People who cleaning the precincts of Miho Shrine, and cleanse mind and body People who watch over the shrine ritual
9 Bird watching at Yonago Waterbirds Sanctuary
Nature experience
9 Bird watching at Yonago Waterbirds Sanctuary
Nature experience

Enjoy watching seasonal wild birds at one of the best habitats of wild birds in western Japan

Nakaumi is located in Yonago City at the foot of Mt. Daisen and is the largest wintering spot in western Japan for groups of the tundra swan.
Although there once were many dens of the tundra swan in Nakaumi, shallow waters that functioned as their dens gradually disappeared due to reclamation. The precious wetland that was developed in the Hikona reclaimed ground area in Yonago City became the last den for the swan.
Currently, it is one of the best habitats for wild birds in western Japan where more than 10,000 wild birds with a maximum of about 100 species are identified. It is also a registered wetland under the Ramsar Convention.

Contact
Yonago Waterbirds Sanctuary
TEL
0859-24-6139
URL
http://www.yonago-mizutori.com/
People who obseve birds A flock of swans flying away from the water Look at Mt.Daisen across the Nakaumi Children collecting insects with biotope Look at Mt. Daisen across the Nakaumi A duck stopping on a wooden fence
10 Nature experience and marine sports at the Oki Islands
Hiking/Trekking Campground Swimming beach/Marine sports Cruising
10 Nature experience and marine sports at the Oki Islands
Hiking/Trekking Campground Swimming beach/Marine sports Cruising

Enjoy dynamic scenery of a natural coast and a variety of marine sports

The Oki Islands consist of more than 180 small and large islands located about 40 to 80 km off the coast of the mainland.
The natural coast of bold cliffs sculpted by the wild waves of the Sea of Japan and the scenery of pasturelands spreading above them with cows and horses boast one of the most magnificent and beautiful sights in Japan.
In many places on the Oki Islands, visitors can experience the rich natural environment with their five senses, and they can experience a variety of marine sports to their heart’s content, including trekking, camping, cruising to view cliffs and bizarre rocks, as well as sea bathing, sea kayaking, standup paddle boarding, and diving.

Contact
Oki Islands Tourism Association
TEL
08512-2-1577
URL
http://www.e-oki.net/
Enjoy the sea kayaking Sea kayaking on a clear sea Horses that eat grass and the Kuniga coast “Heart in the rock” of Akiya coast where the emerald green is beautiful Enjoy the  stand up paddle surfing Candle Island(Rosoku-jima) and sunset
11 Activities and other outdoor sports at Mt. Sanbe
Hiking/Trekking Campground
11 Activities and other outdoor sports at Mt. Sanbe
Hiking/Trekking Campground

Enjoy trekking and other outdoor activities suited to your purpose choosing from diverse routes spreading at the foot of the mountain

Located almost at the center of Shimane Prefecture, Mt. Osanbe (the highest peak of Mt. Sanbe, about 1,126 m above sea level) provides a wide variety of scenes, including a calm appearance consisting of a group of circularly distributed lava domes, an idyllic grassland scenery spreading at its foot, surrounding ponds, and natural forests on the hillside.
Here, you can find fun activities suited to your purpose from trekking using a sightseeing lift for beginners or climbing to the summit and walking along a peak-to-peak route for the experienced.
At the foot of the mountain, you can join outdoor activities, including camping and starry-sky observation, visit natural museums, or enjoy quality hot springs, Sanbe Onsen, boasting one of the largest amounts of discharge in western Japan.

Contact
Sanbesan Kouiki Tourism Shinko Kyougikai(Information covering the entire Sanbe area is available.)
TEL
0854-82-1600(Oda City Hall)
URL
http://www.sanbesan.jp/
Torii gate of Nibehime shrine A sea of clouds with Mt.sanbe Rabbitear Iris spread all over Ukinuno pond Sanbe Onsen Grassy plain scenery
12 Appreciating soul-stirring natural sceneries and solemn religious beliefs on the Shimane Peninsula
Swimming beach/Marine sports Campground Cruising Cultural/religiious experience
12 Appreciating soul-stirring natural sceneries and solemn religious beliefs on the Shimane Peninsula
Swimming beach/Marine sports Campground Cruising Cultural/religiious experience

Enjoy the varied and beautiful coastline, marine sports and Japanese spiritual culture

The Shimane Peninsula provides commanding views of the varied and beautiful coastline, along which you can see a wide variety of cliffs, tunnels, caves, and sand beaches. You also can savor the view of magnificent scenery overlooking the Sea of Japan, enjoy sea bathing in clear water, and ride a sightseeing boat on which to enjoy viewing tunnels from the inside (Kukedo Course and Takobana Course).
The peninsula also boasts human landscapes such as the Izumo-Taisha Grand Shrine and Hinomisaki Shrine, letting you feel mythological tales and traditions still alive through their local events.

Contact
① Kaka Kukedo Sightseeing Boat
② Izumo Tourism Association (Information on the Izumo area, including Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine and Hinomisaki Shrine, is available.)
TEL
① 0852-85-9111
② 0853-53-2112
URL
① http://kukedo.com/
② http://www.izumo-kankou.gr.jp/
Two women who visiting Hinomisaki shrine Sightseeing boat at Kakanokukedo Hinomisaki shrine Cave of Kakanokukedo Chigumi coast Sugeura coast