2 days in Izumo Itinerary

2 days in Izumo Itinerary

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Izumo ©
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
On the 27th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Adachi Museum of Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaegaki Shrine, then step into the grandiose world of Matsue Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tamatsukuriyu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Shinji Lake, enjoy the sea views from Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Inasa Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Izumo Taisha Shrine, and finally get answers to all your questions at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Izumo sightseeing planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Hiroshima Airport, Okayama Airport and Takamatsu Airport. In December in Izumo, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Izumo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Matsue, Shinji Lake, Adachi Museum of Art
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Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine