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Lake Shinji

Lake Shinji Lake Shinji is a brackish lake, and stretches to the east of central Matsue city.
It is about 17 km from east to west and about 6 km from borth to south in width.

Various fishes and shells make their habitat.
Over 240 species of birds live around this lake, and many of them are waterfowls.
So this lake was inscribed as a registered wetlands under the Ramsar Convention in 2005.

Shijimi clam in Lake Shinji is well-known, and this lake produces about 40 percent of all shijimi clams in Japan.

The pleasure boat is operated.
The boarding point is located about 300 meters north of JR Matsue station, and it is the riverside of Oohashi River.
The cruising takes about an hour.

The view of sunset is popular.
There is "Yuuhi Terrace" (Sunset Terrace) on the lakeside located about 1.5 km southwest of Matsue station.

How to get to here (Matsue city)

By railroad

  • From Okayama, by JR limited express "Yakumo", about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • From Tottori, by JR limited express "Oki", about 1 hours and 30 minutes.

By airplane

  • From Izumo Airport, about 30 minutes by route bus.
  • From Yonago Airport, about 45 minutes by route bus.



Lake Shinji
Shijimi clam fishing
Sunset

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