Private tour

Matsue: Private Customized Tour with Izumo Taisha Shrine

Activity provider: JGA Inc.

Matsue: Private Customized Tour with Izumo Taisha Shrine

Activity provider: JGA Inc.

From US$ 74.04 per person

Explore the best of Matsue and the famous Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine with a private guide on a 4 or 6-hour tour. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of customizing your own itinerary.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible—book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Duration 4 - 6 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Pickup included
Your guide will be waiting in your hotel lobby or at the train station you request 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. You will set off on foot from there.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Discover the best of Matsue on a private guided tour
  • Enjoy a personal experience with your own licensed local guide
  • See all of the most important highlights of Matsue
  • Learn fascinating insights about Japan’s history and culture
  • Customize your route or let your guide take care of the itinerary planning
Full description

Explore Matsue and the famous Izumo Taisha Shrine in your own way with a private licensed guide. Choose the 6 or 4-hour option depending on what fits with your schedule. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly.

All guides hold the nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification. It is issued by the Japanese government and requires a good understanding of Japanese culture and history. Matsue is the capital city of Shimane Prefecture. It sits on the southwestern portion of Japan's main island of Honshu and is the perfect spot to visit if you're looking for an off-the-beaten-track travel experience.

Often overlooked by visitors in favor of more well-known destinations, the region has culture, nature, and history by the bucketload – and all without the large crowds. You can customize your itinerary according to the places you want to visit. See some suggestions below. Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine is one of the most important shrines in Japan. It is considered the oldest shrine in Japan, dating back to the early 700s.

According to the myth, the gods around Japan all gathered at this shrine once a year to conduct meetings. Nowadays many visitors from all over the country come to pay a visit, hoping for good fortune when the meetings occur. Adachi Museum of Art is known all over the world for its garden boasting an uncommon beauty. In addition to the various attractions of the garden, you can see the works of master Japanese painter Taikan Yokoyama, and other masterpieces of pottery. Matsue Castle is a national treasure with over 400 years of history. You can view the surviving castle tower which is a rare sight in Japan. The area has been selected as one of the top 100 places in the country to view the cherry blossom, which occurs in the first half of April.

Other popular places you could visit on this tour include the Adachi Museum of Art, Shinji Lake, Matsue Vogel Park, and Matsue Castle Town.

  • Private 4 or 6-hour tour (depending on option selected)
  • Services of a licensed local guide
  • Pickup from your accommodation on foot (if within reasonable distance)
  • Food and drinks
  • Any entrance fees
  • Public/private transportation fees during the tour
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date



Important information

Know before you go

  • This is a private guided tour using public transportation or private taxis. You will need to pay for the transportation separately
  • This experience will take place rain or shine
  • The local partner's team will communicate with you prior to the experience to confirm the logistics of your booking
  • This itinerary can be customized to meet your requests and preferences

Product ID: 393536