19 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

19 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Budapest
Fly + Taxi:  20 h 15 min
1
Matsue
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Okuizumo-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Oda
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Tsuwano-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Nishinoshima-cho
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Budapest

4
nights
Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
Step out of Matsue to go to Yasugi and see Adachi Museum of Art, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, make a trip to Buke Yashiki, admire the natural beauty at Yuushien Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamosu Shrine.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Matsue trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Matsue is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Budapest in October: high temperatures in Matsue hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Okuizumo-cho.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shinji Lake, Adachi Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Yaegaki Shrine ©
Yaegaki Shrine

2
nights
Okuizumo-cho

Okuizumo-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Yaedaki Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oni no Shitaburui, and then examine the collection at Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Life Extention Spring, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tanabeke Dozogun, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ryuzuga Taki Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Sugaya Takadono.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Okuizumo-cho trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Matsue to Okuizumo-cho takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Oda.

Things to do in Okuizumo-cho

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Unnan
Highlights from your plan
Ryuzuga Taki Falls ©
Ryuzuga Taki Falls
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan ©
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan

4
nights
Oda

Oda ©
The small town of Oda, situated in central Shimane, lies nestled in the foothills of the prefecture's tallest mountain, overlooking the scenic coastline of the Sea of Japan.
Get out of town with these interesting Oda side-trips: Izumo (Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, Former Taisha Station, &more) and Aquas (in Hamada). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yunotsu Onsen, make a trip to Omori Townscape, and learn more about the world around you at Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Oda online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Okuizumo-cho to Oda by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Oda are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tsuwano-cho.

Things to do in Oda

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Izumo, Aquas
Highlights from your plan
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine ©
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

3
nights
Tsuwano-cho

Tsuwano-cho ©
Tsuwano is a town located in Kanoashi District, Shimane Prefecture, Japan.As of March 2017, the town has an estimated population of 7,478 and a density of 25.0 persons per kmĀ². Venture out of the city with trips to Masuda (Mochiishi Seacoast, Kakinomoto Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taikodani Inari Shrine, pause for some serene contemplation at Tsuwano Catholic Church, don't miss a visit to Tonomachi Street, and steep yourself in history at Tsuwano Castle.

Plan my day in Tsuwano-cho using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Oda to Tsuwano-cho takes 2.5 hours. In October in Tsuwano-cho, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nishinoshima-cho.

Things to do in Tsuwano-cho

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Masuda
Highlights from your plan
Taikodani Inari Shrine ©
Taikodani Inari Shrine
Tsuwano Castle ©
Tsuwano Castle
Anno Art Museum ©
Anno Art Museum

3
nights
Nishinoshima-cho

Nishinoshima-cho ©
Go for a jaunt from Nishinoshima-cho to Okinoshima-cho to see Dangyo Falls about 1h 55 min away.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nishinoshima-cho vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tsuwano-cho to Nishinoshima-cho takes 7.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Nishinoshima-cho are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nishinoshima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Chibu-mura, Dangyo Falls, Akiya Beach
Highlights from your plan
Onimai Lookout ©
Onimai Lookout
Akao Lookout ©
Akao Lookout
Matengai Cliff ©
Matengai Cliff