Traveling to Shimane
There are many ways to travel to Shimane.
If you are traveling by plane, there are two airports accesible in Shimane. Eastern Shimane can be accessed through Izumo En-musubi Airport, and it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Tokyo Haneda via a JAL flight. Western Shimane can be accessed through Hagi Iwami Airport, and it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Tokyo Haneda via an ANA flight. Connecting flights to Oki are also available through Izumo En-musubi Airport.
If you are traveling by train, it takes 6 hours from Tokyo, and then 3 hours 45 minutes from Kyoto to reach Matsue, using the shinkansen bullet train and the limited express Yakumo train.
Buses are also available from Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and Hiroshima.