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Shobara- a land one and a half times the area of New York City, yet with only 1/200th of the population. It is the portrayal of a classic landscape of Japan; endless stretches of rice paddies and a town where even locals can claim not to have brushed passed another soul in a day.

Standing roughly hallway between both Shimane’s Izumo-taisha Shrine and Miyajima's famous floating torii gate (Itsukushima-jinja Shrine), Shobara is a sight unlike any other tourist destination in Japan, far from famous castles, old samurai residences, and Japanese gardens.

Rather, you will find an abundance of historic sites that pre-date the rise of nobles and samurai. Amongst these is Hiba-yama – a mountain, located North of the town, said to be the mausoleum of the goddess Izanami, who gave birth to the islands of Japan long before the discovery of Christ.

Shobara's list of wonders does not stop here. From Onbashi, one of the world’s largest natural bridge formations, to megalithic structures and Ashitake-yama Mountain, which scholars recognize as the Japanese ‘Pyramids,’ Shobara is a place where countless ancient mysteries await.

Shobara- a place where the mythical era lingers. Why don’t you escape the hustle and bustle of the city and discover a place unlike any you’ve seen before?

We thank the following: Shobara Kanko Navi

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Nature Trekking and Unique Local Charm of Shobara (1 Night)
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35,000 JPY - 45,000 JPY
Tour code : 0043S
From US$318
Nature Trekking and Unique Local Charm (Day Trip to Shobara)
Throughout the year
20,000 JPY - 26,500 JPY
Tour code : 0048S
From US$145
Local Charm of Shobara and Majestic Miyajima (2 Nights)
Throughout the year
57,900 JPY - 75,500 JPY
Tour code : 0071H
From US$526
Unforgettable Experiences in Western Japan (9 Nights)
Throughout the year
330,000 JPY
Tour code : 0073L
From US$3000
Artistic Spirit & Stunning Nature of Western Japan
Throughout the year
465,000 JPY
Tour code : 0074N
From US$4227
Artistic Spirit & Stunning Nature (Including Naoshima)
Throughout the year
489,000 JPY
Tour code : 0075N
From US$4445

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