Last Updated: Dec 17, 2023

Tamatsukuri Onsen

Shimane’s “Hot Spring of the Gods”

Donny Kimball
9 min readDec 17, 2023

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Allegedly dating from the 700s, Tamatsukuri Onsen is a wonderful place to add to your Japan travel itinerary. Allegedly, its hot spring water has amazing effects on the skin.
This story was originally published on donnykimball.com and has been syndicated here on Medium

In terms of inbound tourism, Shimane is already a prefecture well off the beaten path. Though it does attract some international visitors thanks to the presence of the venerable Izumo Taisha, Shimane’s charms are worlds away from the overcrowded streets of Kyoto. Essentially requiring a flight to access…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/