29 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

29 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + Drive:  38 h
1
Hamada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Oda
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Matsue
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Okinoshima-cho
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Okuizumo-cho
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  38 h
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
Hamada

Hamada ©
Hamada is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamada: Masuda (Kakinomoto Shrine & Mochiishi Seacoast) and Tsuwano-cho (Anno Art Museum, Taikodani Inari Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Iwami Tatamigaura Beach, take in the views from Hamada Marine Ohashi, make a trip to Shimane Osakana Center, and explore the world behind art at Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hamada tour itinerary builder website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Hamada is an approximately 40- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in September since evenings lows in Hamada dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oda.

Things to do in Hamada

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsuwano-cho, Masuda
Highlights from your plan
Taikodani Inari Shrine ©
Taikodani Inari Shrine
Tsuwano Castle ©
Tsuwano Castle
Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art ©
Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oda: Izumo (Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, Izumo Taisha Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, don't miss a visit to Omori Townscape, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yunotsu Onsen, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kotogahama Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Oda, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Hamada to Oda in 1.5 hours. In September in Oda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Matsue.

Things to do in Oda

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Izumo
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

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matsue: Izumo (Tachikue Valley, Iwaneji Temple, &more) and Yasugi (Adachi Museum of Art & Kiyomizu-dera Temple). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsue Castle, steep yourself in history at Buke Yashiki, stroll around Lake Matsue Waterfront Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tamatsukuriyu Shrine.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsue trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Oda to Matsue in 1.5 hours. In September in Matsue, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Okinoshima-cho.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Izumo, Yasugi, Suga Shrine, Shinji Lake
Highlights from your plan
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Shinji Lake ©
Shinji Lake

5
nights
Okinoshima-cho

Okinoshima-cho ©
Explore Okinoshima-cho's surroundings by going to Nishinoshima-cho (Kuniga Bay, Yura Bay, &more), Ama-cho (Saburoiwa, Akiya Beach, &more) and Chibu-mura (Mt. Akahage, Oki Chibu Red Cliff, &more).

To see more things to do and tourist information, read Okinoshima-cho trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Matsue to Okinoshima-cho takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Okuizumo-cho.

Things to do in Okinoshima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nishinoshima-cho, Ama-cho, Chibu-mura
Highlights from your plan
Tamawakasu Mikoto Shrine ©
Tamawakasu Mikoto Shrine
Akao Lookout ©
Akao Lookout
Onimai Lookout ©
Onimai Lookout

4
nights
Okuizumo-cho

Okuizumo-cho ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okuizumo-cho: Unnan (Sugaya Takadono, Kumomi Fall, &more).

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Okuizumo-cho online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Okinoshima-cho to Okuizumo-cho by car takes about 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Okuizumo-cho are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Okuizumo-cho

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Unnan
Highlights from your plan
Ryuzuga Taki Falls ©
Ryuzuga Taki Falls
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan ©
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan
Oku-izumo Vineyard ©
Oku-izumo Vineyard