- 1 HR | 50 MINS
- 69 KM
Begin your romantic sojourn in a land of untouched beauty, home to gods and deities – Shimane Prefecture. Visit Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, home of the God of Marriage, Okuninushi. The standards of worship are a little bit different here. Be prepared to bow and clap multiple times to bless your romantic future. Just a 10-minute walk from here is Shinmon Avenue. Go souvenir shopping or sample the local cuisine. At Yaegaki Shrine, lovebirds can forecast their relationship by placing a coin on Japanese paper and seeing how quickly it sinks in the Mirror Pond. Spend the rest of the afternoon with a sunset cruise over Lake Shinji.