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Overview of Shimane

“Japan’s oldest Shrine and Silver mine.”

Shimane is bordered by Tottori and shares several things in common: both are found on the coast of the Sea of Japan and are both the least populated prefecture in Japan with Shimane only 2nd to Tottori. It features quite a few historical attractions including castles and samurai houses. Possibly its most popular attraction is Izumo Taisha, considered to be one of Japan’s oldest shrines featuring an architectural style dating to prehistoric times, and a 16th century silver mine called the Iwami Ginzan.

You can read more about Shimane, its local attractions and must-see places as well as some navigational guides in Japan National Tourism Organization's Web Site.

Climate in Shimane

Annual temperature is roughly between 4°C (39°F) and 27°C (81°F). September expects the highest precipitation (about 220mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 40cm). July to September are the hottest months (about 26°C or 79°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about 4°C or 39°F).

You can get more climate information with the following charts created by processing the weather observation data for the past 10 years. Please note that this is not a weather forecast. For more information about the data please read this page.

You can use the clock icon in each chart to select the week or day to display the data for.

Weather Summary

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Temperature

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Wind Speed

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Sunshine Duration

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug

10-year average.

Monthly Weather

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Monthly Precipitation and Temperature

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Monthly Wind Speed

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Recommended Clothing

The following clothes are recommended for visiting Shimane in the 2nd week of Aug.