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What a wonderful place - a very modern museums building with large glass windows towards the garden.
This is unquestionably the most beautiful garden I've seen in Japan or anywhere else; add to that the amazing museum exhibits, it is the best visit I have made while in Japan (this is my second visit to Japan).
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Historical insights regarding the origins of Japanese culture are to be gained from seeing the valuable artifacts preserved at this museum adjacent to Izumo Grand Shrine.
If you use Ichibata Railway to visit here, I recommend you to buy one day railway ticket with museum ticket, because one day railway ticket is 1500 yen and museum ticket is 610 yen, but you can get both ticket for...
It is a great spot for sunset, you could the estimated sunset time on their website everyday, and the museum will only close 30 minutes after sunset, which is very thoughtful.
I was heading back to the railway station on the hop-on/hop-off Matsue Lakeline Sightseeing bus when a photo of Shimane Prefectural Art Museum popped up on the bus ‘next stop’ screen.
Like all good museums it raises wider questions in your mind - like " what is identity" " where do you belong ".
We left the museum with a deeper knowledge of this author.
After visiting the museum, I wanted to walk towards the old mine shafts area, and one of the staff ran after me and offered me an umbrella as it was drizzling then.