Yasugi has a rich nature on the border between Shimane and Tottori Prefectures. It is said that Susanoo-no-mikoto (Izumokoku Fudoki) named after Yasugi. The birthplace of “Dojo-sukui, and “Yasuki-hagane”, are famous in domestically and internationally.
“Izanagi-no-mikoto” and “Izanami-no-mikoto”were born from the god of Takaama-no-hara as Japan’s first couple, and Japan was born by this marital god.
Izanagi and Izanami gods create the Japanese island, and then give birth to various Gods in Japan.
About 1,300 years ago, the region belonged to the Ou-gun, east of Izumo, but later became one administrative district as “Izumokoku-nogi-gun” during the Heian period. From ancient times, high-quality sand iron was obtained, and steel making was actively done in this place. There are a lot of traces of ancient steel making such as Nodatara.
The hill is one of the largest tombs in Japan, a symbol of prosperity in Arashima-cho, Yasugi City. Cherry blossoms and azaleas bloom in spring, and from the top of the maintained park, you can see the streets of Arashima, the nakaumi, and the beautiful edge lines of the Shimane Peninsula. You can enjoy one of the winter traditions, swans flying from Siberia in winter every year from November to March. It is a rare place where swans in the rice field can be seen.