41 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

41 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tsuwano-cho
— 3 nights
2
Hamada
— 5 nights
3
Oda
— 7 nights
4
Okinoshima-cho
— 6 nights
5
Matsue
— 11 nights
6
Okuizumo-cho
— 5 nights

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 km². Do some cultural sightseeing at Tsuwano Castle and Otome Mountain Path Maria Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Yomeiji and Tsuwanocho Hommachidori. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Anno Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Tsuwano Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Nishi Amane Former Residence, and take an in-depth tour of Mori Ogai Memorial Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tsuwano-cho online day trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Tsuwano-cho is an approximately 43-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Tsuwano-cho. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, things will get much colder in Tsuwano-cho: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hamada.

Things to do in Tsuwano-cho

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tsuwano Castle ©
Tsuwano Castle
Tsuwano Catholic Church ©
Tsuwano Catholic Church
Anno Art Museum ©
Anno Art Museum

5
nights
Hamada

Hamada ©
Hamada is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mochiishi Seacoast and Iwami Tatamigaura Beach. Get in touch with nature at Mizuho Highland and Asahi Tengusuton Snow Park. Explore Hamada's surroundings by going to Masuda (Takatsu Kakinomoto Shrine, Kakinomoto Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryuunji Temple, go for a walk through Misumi Obira Zakura, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquas, and admire the masterpieces at Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hamada route planner.

Traveling by car from Tsuwano-cho to Hamada takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oda.

Things to do in Hamada

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Masuda, Mizuho Highland
Highlights from your plan
Mizuho Highland ©
Mizuho Highland
Manpukuji Temple ©
Manpukuji Temple
Takatsu Kakinomoto Shrine ©
Takatsu Kakinomoto Shrine

7
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 hidden gems such as Tatsunogozen Shrine and Daisen-Oki National Park Mt. Sambe. Visit Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and Saihonji Temple for their historical value. Step out of Oda to go to Gotsu and see Gonokawa River, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, learn more about the world around you at Shimane Nature MUseum of Mt.Sambe Sahimel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kigami Shrine, and explore the striking landscape at Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Oda travel planner.

You can drive from Hamada to Oda in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Oda are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Okinoshima-cho.

Things to do in Oda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gonokawa River
Highlights from your plan
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine ©
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
Thermal Spas
Tatsunogozen Shrine ©
Tatsunogozen Shrine

6
nights
Okinoshima-cho

Okinoshima-cho ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akiya Beach and Oki Shrine. Escape the urban bustle at Kuniga Bay and Matengai Cliff. Venture out of the city with trips to Nishinoshima-cho (Takuhi Shrine, Onimai Lookout, &more), Oki Chibu Red Cliff (in Chibu-mura) and Ama-cho (Jokyu Sea Way Kinnyamonya Center & Gotoba-Emperor Cremain Mound).

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Okinoshima-cho day trip planner.

Drive from Oda to Okinoshima-cho in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Okinoshima-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nishinoshima-cho, Ama-cho, Oki Chibu Red Cliff
Highlights from your plan
Matengai Cliff ©
Matengai Cliff
Oki Shrine ©
Oki Shrine
Takuhi Shrine ©
Takuhi Shrine

11
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.
Kumano Taisha Shrine and Seiganji Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Hinomisaki Coast and Koryo Kunibiki Coast. Venture out of the city with trips to Izumo (Tateiwa Shrine, Hinomisaki Shrine, &more), Komyoji Temple (in Unnan) and Yasugi (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Adachi Museum of Art). There's lots more to do: visit Mihonoseki, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iya Shrine, enjoy the sea views from Mihonoseki Light House, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Matsue trip maker.

Traveling by car from Okinoshima-cho to Matsue takes 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Matsue are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Okuizumo-cho.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Izumo, Unnan, Yasugi, Shinji Lake
Highlights from your plan
Iya Shrine ©
Iya Shrine
Kumano Taisha Shrine ©
Kumano Taisha Shrine
Karakama Shrine ©
Karakama Shrine

5
nights
Okuizumo-cho

Okuizumo-cho ©
Take a break from the city and head to Oni no Shitaburui and Yaedaki Falls. Popular historic sites such as Tanabeke Dozogun and Mineji Temple are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Okuizumo-cho side-trips: Unnan (Sugaya Takadono, Kumomi Fall, &more).

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Okuizumo-cho trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Matsue to Okuizumo-cho takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for 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
Oku-izumo Vineyard ©
Oku-izumo Vineyard
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan ©
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan