In addition to the castle town of Matsue, the San’in region is home to many of Japan’s founding myths. Shimane Prefecture, in particular, has a number of locations found in the Kojiki, Japan’s oldest existing record of history and mythology. In fact, present day Shimane and parts of Tottori were known in ancient times as the Izumo region. Today, Izumo is located in the western part of Shimane and here you can find many places dedicated to Japan’s creation myths.
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