13 days in Mie Prefecture, Shiga Prefecture & Tokushima Prefecture Itinerary

13 days in Mie Prefecture, Shiga Prefecture & Tokushima Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kuwana
— Few hours
2
Toba
— 2 nights
3
Hikone
— 1 night
4
Otsu
— 2 nights
5
Naruto
— 1 night
6
Miyoshi
— 1 night
7
Nagahama
— 1 night
8
Omihachiman
— 3 nights

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Kuwana

Kuwana ©
The historic town of Kuwana stands as one of the 53 post stations that dotted the route between Kyoto and Edo (as Tokyo was then known) during the Edo period.
On the 4th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Nabana no Sato.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kuwana online journey planner.

Osaka to Kuwana is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. February in Kuwana sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Toba.

Things to do in Kuwana

Parks
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Nabana no Sato ©
Nabana no Sato

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Toba

Toba ©
Notable for its oysters and the production of cultured pearls, the city of Toba, mostly situated within Ise-Shima National Park, includes a number of small islands in Ise Bay.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Toba Aquarium, step off the mainland to explore Mikimoto Pearl Island, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Futami Okitama Shrine, thenmake a trip to Meotoiwa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shinmei Shrine, indulge your taste buds at Toba Marche, make a trip to Okage Yokocho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, thenget to know the fascinating history of Ise Shrine Geku, and finally steep yourself in history at Oharai-machi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Toba online day trip planner.

Getting from Kuwana to Toba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. February in Toba sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hikone.

Things to do in Toba

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Ise
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Toba Aquarium ©
Toba Aquarium
Okage Yokocho ©
Okage Yokocho

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Hikone

Hikone ©
A small city on the shores of the country's largest lake, Hikone draws in visitors with its fine castle.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Ii Naomasa Statue, admire the landmark architecture of Hikone Castle Umaya, see the interesting displays at Hikone Castle Museum, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of 玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Rakuraku Garden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hikone Castle.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hikone road trip planner.

You can drive from Toba to Hikone in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Toba in February, Hikone is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Otsu.

Things to do in Hikone

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Taga Taisha
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Hikone Castle ©
Hikone Castle
Taga Taisha ©
Taga Taisha
玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園 ©
玄宮園 - Genkyūen Garden 玄宮園

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Otsu

Otsu ©
The lake port city of Otsu has a wealth of sites of historical and cultural importance and lies within close proximity to Kyoto.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishiyamadera Temple, thendon't miss a visit to Biwako Terrace, thenfly down the slopes at Biwako Valley, and finally admire the striking features of Jishu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mii-dera Temple (Onjo-ji Temple), take in the spiritual surroundings of Omi Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Enryakuji Temple Amida Do, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, thensteep yourself in history at Enryaku-ji Shakado, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Komponchudo.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Otsu itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hikone to Otsu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Otsu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Naruto.

Things to do in Otsu

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple ©
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Jishu Shrine ©
Jishu Shrine
Biwako Valley ©
Biwako Valley

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Naruto

Naruto ©
Sightseeing in Naruto offers a good number of options, both natural and historical.
On the 10th (Mon), snap pictures at Onaruto Bridge, explore the activities along Naruto Strait, explore the activities along Naruto Whirlpools, don't miss a visit to Uzu no Michi, thentake a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Senjojiki Observation Deck.

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Traveling by car from Otsu to Naruto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Naruto when traveling from Otsu in February, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Miyoshi.

Things to do in Naruto

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Naruto Whirlpools
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Naruto Strait ©
Naruto Strait
Uzu no Michi ©
Uzu no Michi
Onaruto Bridge ©
Onaruto Bridge

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Miyoshi

Miyoshi ©
A relatively new city, Miyoshi encompasses six surrounding rural districts into one.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, snap pictures at Iya Kazura Bridge, admire the sheer force of Biwa Waterfall, contemplate the waterfront views at Oboke Koboke, thenappreciate the views at Iyakei Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to Manniquin Pis.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Miyoshi trip builder.

Drive from Naruto to Miyoshi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Naruto in February, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Miyoshi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nagahama.

Things to do in Miyoshi

Parks Nature Spas
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Oboke Koboke ©
Oboke Koboke
Iya Kazura Bridge ©
Iya Kazura Bridge
Iyakei Valley ©
Iyakei Valley

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Nagahama

Nagahama ©
Rising to prominence under feudal rule in the 16th century, the city of Nagahama sits in the northeast Shiga Prefecture, on the shores of Lake Biwa.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Kurokabe Square, get engrossed in the history at Nagahama Castle Historical Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Nagahama Railway Square, thenadmire the striking features of Hokkoku Kaido Ando Family, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Biwa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsukubusuma Shrine, step off the mainland to explore Chikubushima, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hogon-ji Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kehi Shrine, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Nihonkai Sakana Machi.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nagahama road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Miyoshi to Nagahama takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Nagahama can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Omihachiman.

Things to do in Nagahama

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tsuruga, Lake Biwa
Highlights from your plan
Kurokabe Square ©
Kurokabe Square
Lake Biwa ©
Lake Biwa
Nagahama Railway Square ©
Nagahama Railway Square

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Omihachiman

Omihachiman ©
On the 14th (Fri), get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at La Corina Omihachiman, don't miss a visit to Hachiman-bori, get to know the fascinating history of Omishonin Street, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himure Hachimangu, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hakuun-kan. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Azuchi Castle Ruins, examine the collection at Nobunagano Yakata, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishidoji, thenexperience rural life at Moku Moku Farm, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eigenji Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Omihachiman trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Nagahama to Omihachiman in an hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Omihachiman

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Higashiomi, Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo, Moku Moku Farm
Highlights from your plan
Azuchi Castle Ruins ©
Azuchi Castle Ruins
Hachiman-bori ©
Hachiman-bori
Himure Hachimangu ©
Himure Hachimangu