Shimane doesn’t have much but the things that it does have tend to be really nice. If you take the Ichibata train heading towards Izumo Taisha you’ll stop at the Shimane Winery First. You can buy many types of wine here made from grapes grown in Shimane. You can also buy wine soaked cake and other omiyage.
But the best part of the winery is the free, yeah I said free, samples of wine!!
They have cups and about 12 types of wine to sample. And if you don’t like wine or legally can’t drink they also have amazing grape juice.
When your done tasting the wine there’s a bar inside where you can sample some cheese! They also sell other charcuterie boards as well.
It’s a nice train ride out to the winery and a relaxing place to visit! If you visit Shimane this is a place to visit.