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Shinjiko Lake

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Address: Tamayucho, Matsue 690-0000, Shimane Prefecture
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very pretty

you can take a boat tour or just drive by the highway from matsue to izumo. nice scenery throughout the day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

you can take a boat tour or just drive by the highway from matsue to izumo. nice scenery throughout the day.

Thank fionayyy
Seville, Spain
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264 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

we arrived in town, just in time to head to the lake and take in the famous sunset.Not the best day weather-wise, but still well worth the effort for the view and a hint of what the really good days must be like.

Thank mabinho
Bogota, Colombia
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76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best landscapes in Japan. A really good taste of the Japanese relaxation. Go and see the sunset and if you can try the feet onsen at shinjiko station

Thank Wilmar186
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51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The Shinjiko lake is a large lake. It is suggested to take a walk and watch sunset along the lake shore when the sky is clear. We arrived in a cloudy day. The sun shows occasionally. We parked in the Shimane museum, which is free for the first 3 hours. There's a undercut that lead to the lake shore. There... More 

Thank skchen1854
London, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Well.... It was OK as boat cruises go. Basically the staff piloted the boat and kindly pressed the play button to the shouty recording playing back to is assorted bumpf about what we were looking at. Thankfully the beautiful scenery carried the day.

Thank lostintransportation
Sacramento, California
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559 reviews
269 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Our innkeeper told us to go the minute we arrived to our ryokan. He showed us how to get there and off we went for the sunset. Unfortunately, the cloud layer was minimal, so we didn't get much of a cloud lined sunset, but it was pretty nonetheless and not that busy. Go near the museum for the best viewing.

Thank Kip F
Omaha, Nebraska
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Recommend taking a sunset cruise on the lake. It is a gentle easy cruise that takes you far enough out in the lake to watch the sunset. If it is a little cool that is not a problem because the boat has inside viewing. The cruise also gives the opportunity for other photo ops.

Thank lifeistoogood
Wollongong, Australia
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

This lake is a dominent feature of Matsue and helps make this a very pretty city. It is good to walk around. We particularly enjoyed walking across the main bridges. We missed the special sunsets because of clouds but pictures are amazing. The Lakemont bus takes you to the points of interest aground the lake. It provides a great backdrop... More 

Thank Stephen S
Curitiba, PR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2015

This is a huge lake in the middle of Matsue city. Even being inside the city, it's water is very clean and in some points, clear. People go there to fish and in sunny days, it's impossible not to see the amazing sunset.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

The local tourist information promotes this sea as the sea of love. I am not sure if I share this point of view, but I agree that it is a wonderful sight to see the lake painted in red during sun-set.

Thank Jan M

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