Departing from Hiroshima (home of the Peace Memorial and close to the World Heritage site of Miyajima), and bound for Matsue in Shimane Prefecture, foreign nationals can enjoy a discounted fare of just 500JPY when taking the ‘Grand Arrow’ express bus (the standard fare is 3900JPY!).
Shimane Prefecture boasts a variety of tourist attractions, including the Izumo Taisha Shrine (one of the most ancient and important Shinto shrines), and Matsue Castle – both of which are designated National Treasures of Japan.
An area whose landscape is widely seen as being representative of ‘old Japan’, no travel itinerary is complete without a visit to Shimane Prefecture.
Please note that passports must be presented when purchasing the discounted fare tickets. Please refer to the official website for further details: HP:http://www.ichibata.co.jp/bus/highway/hirosima.html