List of Historic Sites of Japan (Shimane)

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This list is of the Historic Sites of Japan located within the Prefecture of Shimane.[1] Fifty-two sites have been so designated, including the San'indō which spans the prefectural borders with Tottori.[2][3]

Sites[edit]

Site Municipality Comments Image Coordinates Type Ref.
Saruga Caves Main Cave
サルガ鼻洞窟住居跡
Saruga hana dōkutsu jūkyo ato
Matsue 35°31′55″N 133°11′43″E / 35.53202964°N 133.19528382°E / 35.53202964; 133.19528382 (Saruga Caves) 1 [1]
Sukumozuka Kofun
スクモ塚古墳
Sukumozuka kofun
Masuda Sukumoduka(Masuda-city).jpg 34°42′05″N 131°50′54″E / 34.7012691°N 131.84841427°E / 34.7012691; 131.84841427 (Sukumozuka Kofun) 1 [2]
Abedani Kofun
安部谷古墳
Abedani kofun
Matsue 35°25′28″N 133°06′35″E / 35.42444954°N 133.10960625°E / 35.42444954; 133.10960625 (Abedani Kofun) 1 [3]
Yasugi Milestone
安来一里塚
Yasugi ichirizuka
Yasugi li marker (一里塚?) 35°25′41″N 133°14′49″E / 35.42814973°N 133.24707254°E / 35.42814973; 133.24707254 (Yasugi Milestone) 6 [4]
Ijimi Milestone
伊志見一里塚
Ijimi ichirizuka
Matsue li marker (一里塚?) 35°23′52″N 132°52′35″E / 35.39778197°N 132.87647653°E / 35.39778197; 132.87647653 (Ijimi Milestone) 6 [5]
Gardens of Igōji
医光寺庭園
Igōji teien
Masuda also a Place of Scenic Beauty 34°40′49″N 131°51′57″E / 34.68015806°N 131.86572948°E / 34.68015806; 131.86572948 (Gardens of Igōji) 8 [6]
Oki Kokubun-ji Precinct
隠岐国分寺境内
Oki Kokubunji keidai
Okinoshima provincial temple of Oki Province 36°13′27″N 133°18′26″E / 36.22413859°N 133.30736081°E / 36.22413859; 133.30736081 (Oki Kokubunji Precinct) 2, 3 [7]
Masuda Clan Fortified Residence Site
益田氏城館跡
Masuda-shi jōkan ato
Masuda 34°40′23″N 131°51′50″E / 34.67311278°N 131.86396932°E / 34.67311278; 131.86396932 (Masuda Clan Fortified Residence Site) 2 [8]
Okadayama Kofun
岡田山古墳
Okadayama kofun
Matsue 35°25′39″N 133°05′29″E / 35.42761453°N 133.09136051°E / 35.42761453; 133.09136051 (Okadayama Kofun) 1 [9]
Shimogō Haiji Pagoda Site
下府廃寺塔跡
Shimogō Haiji tō ato
Hamada 34°55′43″N 132°07′06″E / 34.92850172°N 132.1183331°E / 34.92850172; 132.1183331 (Shimogō Haiji Pagoda Site) 3 [10]
Kamoiwakura Site
加茂岩倉遺跡
Kamoiwakura iseki
Unnan thirty-nine NT dōtaku from excavations are now at the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo;[4] (see List of National Treasures of Japan (archaeological materials)) Doutaku in Kamoiwakura ruins.JPG 35°21′38″N 132°52′59″E / 35.36053278°N 132.88315222°E / 35.36053278; 132.88315222 (Kamoiwakura Site) 1 [11]
Iwayajiato Kofun
岩屋寺跡古墳
Iwayajiato kofun
Matsue 35°25′22″N 133°00′20″E / 35.42276351°N 133.00558785°E / 35.42276351; 133.00558785 (Iwayajiato Kofun) 1 [12]
Iwafune Kofun
岩屋寺跡古墳
Iwafune kofun
Yasugi 35°24′00″N 133°11′25″E / 35.39999132°N 133.19024137°E / 35.39999132; 133.19024137 (Iwafune Kofun) 1 [13]
Kinzaki Kofun Cluster
金崎古墳群
Kinzaki kofun-gun
Matsue 35°29′25″N 133°04′11″E / 35.49017225°N 133.06983557°E / 35.49017225; 133.06983557 (Kinzaki Kofun Cluster) 1 [14]
Gongenyama Caves Main Cave
権現山洞窟住居跡
Gongenyama dōkutsu jūkyo ato
Matsue 35°32′37″N 133°12′35″E / 35.54364368°N 133.20969726°E / 35.54364368; 133.20969726 (Gongenyama Caves) 1 [15]
Kōjindani Site
荒神谷遺跡
Kōjindani iseki
Izumo NT excavated artefacts are now at the Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo;[5] (see List of National Treasures of Japan (archaeological materials)) Koujindani Remains 01.JPG 35°22′36″N 132°51′09″E / 35.37673279°N 132.85249857°E / 35.37673279; 132.85249857 (Kōjindani Site) 1 [16]
Arashima Kofun Cluster
荒島古墳群
Arashima kofun-gun
Yasugi 35°25′47″N 133°11′55″E / 35.42971°N 133.198685°E / 35.42971; 133.198685 (Arashima Kofun Cluster) 1 [17]
Imaichi Dainenji Kofun
今市大念寺古墳
Imaichi Dainenji kofun
Izumo 35°21′47″N 132°45′52″E / 35.36303032°N 132.76453502°E / 35.36303032; 132.76453502 (Imaichi Dainenji Kofun) 1 [18]
Sada-Kōbu Shell Mound
佐太・講武貝塚
Sada-Kōbu kaizuka
Matsue 35°31′00″N 133°00′34″E / 35.51660989°N 133.00941902°E / 35.51660989; 133.00941902 (Sada-Kōbu Shell Mound) 1 [19]
Yamashiro Futako Tumulus
山代二子塚
Yamashiro Futako zuka
Matsue 35°26′21″N 133°05′15″E / 35.439117°N 133.087387°E / 35.439117; 133.087387 (Yamashiro Futako Tumulus) 1 [20]
Yamashiro Tumulus
山代方墳
Yamashiro hōfun
Matsue 35°26′21″N 133°05′21″E / 35.43930033°N 133.08904289°E / 35.43930033; 133.08904289 (Yamashiro Tumulus) 1 [21]
Sufu Kofun
周布古墳
Sufu kofun
Hamada 34°51′18″N 132°01′05″E / 34.85488484°N 132.01794939°E / 34.85488484; 132.01794939 (Sufu kofun) 1 [22]
Izumo Jewelry Workshop
出雲玉作跡
Izumo tama-tsukuri ato
Matsue Kofun- to Heian-period workshop for magatama, round beads, and other jewels[6] 35°24′50″N 133°00′41″E / 35.41388533°N 133.01127398°E / 35.41388533; 133.01127398 (Izumo Jewelry Workshop) 6 [23]
Izumo Province Yamashiro Sites
出雲国山代郷遺跡群
Izumo-no-kuni yamashiro-gō iseki-gun
Matsue the settlement includes Nara-period storehouses mentioned in Izumo Fudoki[7] 35°25′59″N 133°05′16″E / 35.43314301°N 133.08764063°E / 35.43314301; 133.08764063 (Izumo Province Yamashiro Sites) 2, 3 [24]
Izumo Provincial Headquarters
出雲国府跡
Izumo kofufu
Matsue 35°25′49″N 133°06′07″E / 35.43035067°N 133.10197306°E / 35.43035067; 133.10197306 (Izumo Provincial Headquarters) 2 [25]
Izumo Kokubun-ji Site
出雲国分寺跡附古道
Izumo kokubunji ato tsuketari kodō
Matsue provincial temple of Izumo Province; designation includes a section of old road 35°26′19″N 133°06′38″E / 35.43847249°N 133.11063608°E / 35.43847249; 133.11063608 (Izumo Kokubunji Site) 3 [26]
Shussai-Iwano Milestone
出西・伊波野一里塚
Shussai-Iwano ichirizuka
Izumo li marker (一里塚?) 35°22′33″N 132°48′24″E / 35.37584219°N 132.80668659°E / 35.37584219; 132.80668659 (Shussai-Iwano Milestone) 6 [27]
Lafcadio Hearn Former Residence
小泉八雲旧居
Koizumi Yakumo kyū-kyo
Matsue Lafcadio Hearns Old Residence02s4592.jpg 35°28′45″N 133°02′58″E / 35.4792204°N 133.04940521°E / 35.4792204; 133.04940521 (Lafcadio Hearn Former Residence) 8 [28]
Matsue Castle
松江城
Matsue-jō
Matsue Matsue Castle - view from the watchtower on Lake Shinji.JPG 35°28′29″N 133°03′02″E / 35.47467578°N 133.05060354°E / 35.47467578; 133.05060354 (Matsue Castle) 2 [29]
Matsue Domain Matsudaira Clan Graves
松江藩主松平家墓所
Matsue-han-shu Matsudaira-ke bosho
Matsue Gesshouji Temple in Matsue City - 松江市の月照寺 Turtle 1.jpg 35°28′20″N 133°02′22″E / 35.47213609°N 133.03933815°E / 35.47213609; 133.03933815 (Matsue Domain Matsudaira Clan Graves) 7 [30]
Kamienyajizōyama Kofun
上塩冶地蔵山古墳
Kamienyajizōyama kofun
Izumo 35°20′46″N 132°45′34″E / 35.34616505°N 132.75941609°E / 35.34616505; 132.75941609 (Kamienyajizōyama Kofun) 1 [31]
Kamienyatsukiyama Kofun
上塩冶築山古墳
Kamienyatsukiyama kofun
Izumo 35°21′00″N 132°45′38″E / 35.34997823°N 132.76069275°E / 35.34997823; 132.76069275 (Kamienyatsukiyama Kofun) 1 [32]
Ageshima Kofun
上島古墳
Ageshima kofun
Izumo 35°25′24″N 132°48′00″E / 35.42343463°N 132.79998446°E / 35.42343463; 132.79998446 (Ageshima Kofun) 1 [33]
Mori Ōgai Former Residence
森鴎外旧宅
Mori Ōgai kyū-taku
Tsuwano Mori Ogai statue in Tsuwano.jpg 34°27′28″N 131°46′07″E / 34.45768614°N 131.76868535°E / 34.45768614; 131.76868535 (Mori Ōgai Former Residence) 8 [34]
Kanden-an
菅田庵
Kanden-an
Matsue also a Place of Scenic Beauty 35°29′17″N 133°03′43″E / 35.487926°N 133.061951°E / 35.487926; 133.061951 (Kanden-an) 8 [35]
Nishi Amane Former Residence
西周旧居
Nishi Amane kyū-kyo
Tsuwano 34°27′27″N 131°46′02″E / 34.45740035°N 131.76724013°E / 34.45740035; 131.76724013 (Nishi Amane Former Residence) 8 [36]
Nishidani Tombs
西谷墳墓群
Nishidani funbo-gun
Izumo Nishidani Garves 01.JPG 35°21′31″N 132°46′48″E / 35.3585792°N 132.77994626°E / 35.3585792; 132.77994626 (Nishidani Tombs) 1 [37]
Ishiya Kofun
石屋古墳
Ishiya kofun
Matsue 35°27′03″N 133°06′07″E / 35.45089445°N 133.1018893°E / 35.45089445; 133.1018893 (Ishiya Kofun) 1 [38]
Iwami Ginzan Site
石見銀山遺跡
Iwami ginzan iseki
Ōda central component of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape[8] Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, Shimizudani Refinery Ruins 001.JPG 35°05′48″N 132°26′29″E / 35.09672934°N 132.44127327°E / 35.09672934; 132.44127327 (Iwami Ginzan Site) 2, 6 [39]
Iwami Kokubun-ji Site
石見国分寺跡
Iwami Kokubunji ato
Hamada provincial temple of Iwami Province 34°56′38″N 132°07′07″E / 34.94382131°N 132.11848161°E / 34.94382131; 132.11848161 (Iwami Kokubunji Site) 3 [40]
Ōbaniwatori Tumulus
大庭鶏塚
Ōbaniwatorizuka
Matsue 35°26′16″N 133°05′08″E / 35.437878°N 133.085434°E / 35.437878; 133.085434 (Ōbaniwatori Tumulus) 1 [41]
Tangean Kofun
丹花庵古墳
Tangean kofun
Matsue 35°28′58″N 132°59′42″E / 35.48273334°N 132.99491251°E / 35.48273334; 132.99491251 (Tangean Kofun) 1 [42]
Chūsenji Kofun Cluster
仲仙寺古墳群
Chūsenji kofun-gun
Yasugi 35°25′15″N 133°12′50″E / 35.42081332°N 133.2140224°E / 35.42081332; 133.2140224 (Chūsenji Kofun Cluster) 1 [43]
Inome Caves
猪目洞窟遺物包含層
Inome dōkutsu ibutsu hōgansō
Izumo 35°26′31″N 132°42′30″E / 35.44196648°N 132.70834135°E / 35.44196648; 132.70834135 (Inome Caves) 1 [44]
Tsuwano Castle Site
津和野城
Tsuwano-jō ato
Tsuwano TsuwanoJo.JPG 34°27′33″N 131°45′44″E / 34.45903035°N 131.76233296°E / 34.45903035; 131.76233296 (Tsuwano Castle Site) 2 [45]
Tagi Sakurai Family Iron Works and Tatara
田儀櫻井家たたら製鉄遺跡
Tagi Sakurai-ke tatara seitetsu iseki
Izumo 35°14′09″N 132°36′53″E / 35.23592123°N 132.61466905°E / 35.23592123; 132.61466905 (Tagi Sakurai Family Iron Works and Tatara) 6 [46]
Tawayama Site
田和山遺跡
Tawayama iseki
Matsue 35°26′18″N 133°03′14″E / 35.43839645°N 133.05396233°E / 35.43839645; 133.05396233 (Tawayama Site) 1 [47]
Tokurenba Kofun
徳連場古墳
Tokurenba kofun
Matsue 35°25′07″N 133°00′50″E / 35.41860105°N 133.0139511°E / 35.41860105; 133.0139511 (Tokurenba Kofun) 1 [48]
Toda Castle Site
富田城跡
Toda-jō ato
Yasugi Gassan Toda Castle 05.JPG 35°21′47″N 133°11′00″E / 35.3630923°N 133.18326909°E / 35.3630923; 133.18326909 (Toda Castle Site) 2 [49]
Takarazuka Kofun
宝塚古墳
Takarazuka Kofun
Izumo 35°20′21″N 132°44′00″E / 35.33904185°N 132.73330148°E / 35.33904185; 132.73330148 (Takarazuka Kofun) 1 [50]
Gardens of Manpuku-ji
万福寺庭園
Manpukuji teien
Masuda also a Place of Scenic Beauty 34°40′44″N 131°51′36″E / 34.67880207°N 131.8599839°E / 34.67880207; 131.8599839 (Gardens of Manpukuji) 8 [51]
San'indō
山陰道
San'indō
Tsuwano remains of the Edo-period road; designation includes the Kamō Pass (蒲生峠越?), Toku-jō Pass (徳城峠越?), and Nosaka Pass (野坂峠越?), and an area of Iwami in Tottori Prefecture 35°31′23″N 134°24′23″E / 35.52317022°N 134.40645565°E / 35.52317022; 134.40645565 (San'indō) 6 [52]
This list is complete and up-to-date as of 19 June 2012.

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