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Kimachi Stone

Travel Guide - Kimachi Stone


"Kimachi Stone" is a museum which introduces the history and culture of Kimachi stone with panels and movies. Kimachi stone is a unique tuffaceous sandstone, which was formed 14 million years ago and used to make the famous Izumo Stone Lanterns. The stone can only be found in Kimach area and the place was originally a real quarry for the stone.
Visitors can get hands-on stone carving experience at the crafts center, and can also experience glazing and ceramics making at the ceramics center.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing


  • Tuesdays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Kimachi Stone Museum: 300 yen (General, Adult)
  • Kimachi Stone Museum: 150 yen (Child)
  • Carving workshop: 1,540 yen (General , Adult); 1,020 yen (Child)
  • Ceramics workshop: 2,050 yen (General , Adult); 1,530 yen (Child)
  • Ceramics workshop (glazing only): 1,020 yen (General , Adult); 910 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 15 minutes walk from JR Kimachi Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1646, Shinjicho Higashikimachi, Matsue-shi, Shimane, 699-0404


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