- Matsue Station, Matsue City, Shimane, URL: http://www.miracle.ne.jp/camera/index.html, address: Matsue City, site title: San-in Net, Internet BroadBand Service, camera title: The Present Matsue Station, view from SECOM Sanin Co., Ltd.
- Mt. Osanbesan, Shimane, URL: http://nature-sanbe.jp/sahimel/camera/osanbe.htm, address: Tane, Sanbe-cho, Ota City, Shimane, site title: Shimane Prefectural Nature Hall Sanbe, camera title: (1) Mt. Osanbesan, (2) Nature Hall Sanbe
- Izumohinomisaki Lighthouse, Izumo City, Shimane, URL: http://www6.kaiho.mlit.go.jp/sakai/03safety/04network-camera/izumohinomisakicamera.htm, address: Taisha-cho, Izumo City, Shimane, site title: Sakai Coast Guard Web Site, camera title: the view of Izumohinomisaki lighthouse (the sea statsus)
- Mihonoseki Lighthouse, Matsue City, Shimane, URL: http://www6.kaiho.mlit.go.jp/sakai/03safety/04network-camera/uminojoukyou.htm, address: Mihonoseki-cho, Matsue City, Shimane, site title: Sakai Coast Guard, camera title: the landscape near the Mihonoseki Lighthouse (the statsu of the Sea)
- Lake Shinji, Matsue City, Shimane, URL: http://www1.pref.shimane.lg.jp/contents/sam/ja/camera/camera.html, address: Sodeshi-cho, Matsue City, Shimane, site title: SHIMANE ART MUSEUM, camera title: Lake Shinji and Sunset live camera
- Masuda River, Masuda City, Shimane, URL: http://www.daiken-ct.co.jp/, address: Otani-cho, Masuda City, Shimane, site title: DAIKEN CONSULTANT CO., LTD., camera title: Masuda River Live Camera, Click the last menu between the two photos in the top part of the site.
- Matsue-jo Castle, Matsue City, Shimane, URL: http://www.web-sanin.co.jp/camera/livecamera/, address: Horo-machi, Matsue City, Shimane, site title: Web Sanin, camera title: Matsue-jo Castle Area from the roof of the office
- Enogawa River and Takatsu River, Shimane, URL: http://www.cgr.mlit.go.jp/hamada/r_view/main.php, address: Hamada City, Shimane, site title: Hamada Rivers and National Highway Office, camera title:River Views, Click the links along the rivers in the map.
- Rivers, Shimane, URL: http://www.cgr.mlit.go.jp/izumokasen/cctv/index.html, address: Izumo City, Shimane, site title: Izumo River Office, camera titles, from the left in the map, (1) Otsu, (2) Nadawake, (3) Shin Igaya, (4) Kisuki, (5) Matsue, (6) Yonago Bay
- Kirara Beach, Izumo City, Shimane, URL: http://www.kirara-taki.co.jp/, address: Taki, Taki-cho, Izumo City, Shimane, site title: Kirara Taki, camera title: Kirara Beach Live Camera, Click the two white Japanese camera links right in the middle of the site, which the “NOW ON AIR” is above.
- Ishimi Osaki Hana Lighthouse, Gotsu City, Shimane, URL: http://www6.kaiho.mlit.go.jp/hamada/02_anzen_page/live.htm, address: Gotsu City, Shimane, site titlle: Hamada Coast Guard
- Live Cameras in Shimane Prefecture, URL: http://www.cgr.mlit.go.jp/izumokasen/cctv/index.html, address: Izumo City, Shimane, site title: Izumo River Office, camera titles, from the left in the map (1) Otsu, (2) Nadawake, (3) Shin Igaya, (4) Kisuki, (5) Matsue, (6) Yonago Bay
- Ports, Shimane (currently unavailabe), URL: http://www.ftth-p.com/web-page.php?ID=5026, site title: Marine Net, camera title: Live Camera of the Coasts from the left, (1) Oashi Port, (2) Kaga Port, (3) Nonami Bay, (4) Konami Bay, (5) Tako Port, (6) Okidomari Port, (7) Shiozaki Port, (8) Noi Port
- Daikonshima, Matsue City, Shimane (operation aborted), URL: http://www.daikonshima.or.jp/live_cams, address: Yatsuka-cho, Matsue City, Shimane, site title: DAIKONSHIMA, camera titles, from the top, (1) Otsukayama Park, (2) Green Stella
- Ishimi Osaki Hana Lighthouse, Gotsu City, Shimane, URL: http://www6.kaiho.mlit.go.jp/hamada/02_anzen_page/live.htm, address: Uyagawa-cho, Gotsu City, Shimane
site titlle: Hamada Coast Guard
- Rivers and Roads, Misato-cho, Shimane, URL: http://www.town.shimane-misato.lg.jp/livecamera/
address: Misato-cho, Ochi-gun, Shimane, site title: MISATO TOWN, Shimane Prefecture, camera title: Misato Live Camera, Click the blue and the red icons in the map. The blue icons are the live camers of the river and the red ones are the ones of the road.
- Jomonmura, Ochi-gun, Shimane, URL: http://jomon.tv/live/, address: Yagami, Onan-cho, Ochi-gun, Shimane, site title: Jomonmura (shop of natural food cuisine), camera title: Jomonmura Live Camera, view of Obochi Basin
- Okuizumo-cho, Nita-gun, Shimane, URL: http://www.town.okuizumo.shimane.jp/, address: Okuizumo-cho, Nita-gun, Shimane, site title: Welcome to the Town of Okuizumo, village of myth and romance, Click the photos in the top left corner of the site.
Shimane Prefecture Tourism Information
The prefectural capital of Shimane Prefecture is Matsue City. The population of the prefecture is about 70 million people, and the population of Matsue City is approximately 200,000 people. The land of the prefecture was once called “Izumonokuni (Izumo Province)”, “Iwaminokuni (Iwami Province)”, or “Okinokuni (Oki Province).” Island of Oki and Takeshima Island also belong to the Shimane Prefecture. There are tourism resources such as “Izumo Taisha,” “Iwami Silver Mine”, “Matsue-jo Castle”, “Lake Shinji”, “Tamatsukuri Onsen”, and “Oki Island”.
“Izumo Taisha” is the Shinto shrine dedicated to Okuninushi Okami, which was built in 659 AD. Shimane Prefecture is said to be the hometown of the gods and the country of the gods, and “Izumo Taisha Shrine” has been said that when it comes to October in lunar calendar every year it is the place for the meeting where the gods of eight million also from all over the country gather. October is called “Kannaduki,” which means “the month of no-gods”, because the gods are absent in Japan, but only in Shimane Prefecture it is called “Kamiariduki (the month of gods there),” because the gods come to the prefecture.
In addition, Okuninushi Okami of Izumo Taisha Shrine is faith as the “God of marriage” that preside over the edges of the people, and worshipers visit from all over the country.
Matsue-jo Castle in Matsue City is one of the 12 existing castle towers in Japan and was constructed in 1611 by the founder lord of Matsue clan, Horio Yoshiharu. “Lake Shinji” in northeastern part of Shimane Prefecture is the lake of domestic seventh the size of the79 square kilometers and the circumference of about 45km. It is the brackish water lake in which freshwater and seawater mix enters, and about 90% of the catch is clams. The beauty of the setting sun is famous and it is chosen as one of the famous hundred sunsets elected in Japan. The local cuisines of Shimane are the “clam juice” in which the Corbicula japonica that is caught in the Lake Shinji is used and the “Izumo Soba” that is made of the buckwheat flour obtained by subtracting each shell the fruit of buckwheat.