7 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Shimane Prefecture itinerary maker

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Make it your trip
Fly to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Drive to Yasugi
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Yasugi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oda
— 3 nights
Drive to Hiroshima Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Yasugi

— 2 nights
Yasugi is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan.As of March 1, 2017, the city has an estimated population of 38,875 and a population density of 92 persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Adachi Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tamatsukuriyu Shrine, then explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Buke Yashiki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Yuushien Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Shimane Art Museum, then explore the activities along Shinji Lake, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Matsue Vogel Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Yasugi travel route builder site.

Singapore, Singapore to Yasugi is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in March, with highs in Yasugi at 55°F and lows at 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oda.

Things to do in Yasugi

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Oda

— 3 nights
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 (Izumotaisha mae Station, Former Taisha Station, &more). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and make a trip to Previosuly Kawashima Family's House.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oda road trip planner.

Getting from Yasugi to Oda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Oda

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Shimane Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens · Castles
Shimane Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on the main Honshu island. The capital is Matsue. It is the second least populous prefecture in Japan, after its eastern neighbor Tottori. The prefecture has an area elongated from east to west facing the Chūgoku Mountain Range on the south side and to the Sea of Japan on the north side. It is divided into the Izumo Region in the East, the Iwami Region in the West and the Oki Region, a small group of islands off the northern coast. Most of the cities are near the shoreline of the Sea of Japan. Izumo Taisha in Izumo City is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan.The Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan are also part of Shimane Prefecture, which also claims to have jurisdiction over the South Korea-controlled island of Liancourt Rocks (Korean: Dokdo(獨島), Japanese: Takeshima(竹島)).HistoryEarly historyThe history of Shimane starts with Japanese mythology. The Shinto god Ōkuninushi was believed to live in Izumo, an old province in Shimane. Izumo Shrine, which is in the city of Izumo, honors the god. At that time, the current Shimane prefecture was divided into three parts: Iwami, Izumo, and Oki. That lasted until the abolition of the han system took place in 1871. During the Nara period, Kakinomoto no Hitomaro read a poem on Shimane's nature when he was sent as the Royal governor.

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