49 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

49 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Shimane Prefecture journey planner

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

3
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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. Tsuwano-cho is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taikodani Inari Shrine, pause for some serene contemplation at Tsuwano Catholic Church, make a trip to Tonomachi Street, and take in nature's colorful creations at Hori Teien Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tsuwano-cho road trip planner.

Okayama to Tsuwano-cho is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hamada.

Things to do in Tsuwano-cho

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Hamada

Hamada ©
Hamada is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamada: Ogawa Kesseshutei Garden (in Gotsu) and Masuda (Takatsu Kakinomoto Shrine, Kakinomoto Shrine, &more). Next up on the itinerary: observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquas, don't miss a visit to Shimane Osakana Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Iwami Tatamigaura Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryuunji Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Hamada trip planner.

Getting from Tsuwano-cho to Hamada by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Oda.

Things to do in Hamada

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Masuda, Ogawa Kesseshutei Garden
Highlights from your plan
Manpukuji Temple ©
Manpukuji Temple
Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art ©
Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art
Takatsu Kakinomoto Shrine ©
Takatsu Kakinomoto Shrine

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oda: Shobara (Ueno Park & Bihoku Hillside Park), Josekidaki Falls (in Miyoshi) and Wakunaga Manji Memorial Garden (in Akitakata). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatsunogozen Shrine, contemplate the long history of Omori Town Exchange Center, and take in the natural beauty of Yunotsu Onsen.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Oda trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Hamada to Oda in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Okuizumo-cho.

Things to do in Oda

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Shobara, Josekidaki Falls, Wakunaga Manji Memorial Garden
Highlights from your plan
Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park ©
Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine ©
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
Tatsunogozen Shrine ©
Tatsunogozen Shrine

7
nights
Okuizumo-cho

Okuizumo-cho ©
Explore Okuizumo-cho's surroundings by going to Unnan (Sugaya Takadono, Ryuzuga Taki Falls, &more), Niimi (Maki Cave, Rashomon, &more) and Miyoshi (Miyoshi Hondori Shotengai, Jusaburo Tsujimura-Museum Miyoshi History and Folklore Museum, &more).

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Okuizumo-cho vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Oda to Okuizumo-cho takes 1.5 hours. In July in Okuizumo-cho, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Matsue.

Things to do in Okuizumo-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Miyoshi, Niimi, Takahashi, Unnan
Highlights from your plan
Ryuzuga Taki Falls ©
Ryuzuga Taki Falls
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan ©
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan
Fukiya Furusato Village ©
Fukiya Furusato Village

24
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 Matsue's surroundings by going to Izumo (Mt. Tabushi, Honozan Park, &more), Sakaiminato (Youkai Shrine, The Mizuki Shigeru Road, &more) and Yasugi (Gassan Toda castle, Adachi Museum of Art, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaegaki Shrine, and stop by Rihaku Shuzo.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Matsue road trip website.

Traveling by car from Okuizumo-cho to Matsue takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Matsue can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Okinoshima-cho.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Izumo, Maniwa, Sakaiminato, Kurayoshi, Daisen-cho
Highlights from your plan
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine

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nights
Okinoshima-cho

Okinoshima-cho ©
Okinoshima-cho is known for historic sites, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Pine Tree, Chichi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tamawakasu Mikoto Shrine, enjoy the sand and surf at Shiohama Beach, and admire the sheer force of Dangyo Falls.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Okinoshima-cho trip planning tool.

You can drive from Matsue to Okinoshima-cho in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nishinoshima-cho.

Things to do in Okinoshima-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Choshi Dam ©
Choshi Dam
Dangyo Shrine ©
Dangyo Shrine
Tamawakasu Mikoto Shrine ©
Tamawakasu Mikoto Shrine

2
nights
Nishinoshima-cho

Nishinoshima-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Oki Chibu Red Cliff, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Akahage, don't miss a visit to Tsutenkyo Arch, then kick back and relax at Kuniga Bay, then explore the striking landscape at Matengai Cliff, and finally get outside with Yura Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): make a trip to Onimai Lookout, take in the spiritual surroundings of Takuhi Shrine, look for gifts at Jokyu Sea Way Kinnyamonya Center, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kinkoji, then head outdoors with Akiya Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Saburoiwa.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nishinoshima-cho trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Okinoshima-cho to Nishinoshima-cho in 2.5 hours. In August in Nishinoshima-cho, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nishinoshima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ama-cho, Chibu-mura
Highlights from your plan
Matengai Cliff ©
Matengai Cliff
Onimai Lookout ©
Onimai Lookout
Takuhi Shrine ©
Takuhi Shrine