9 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

9 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

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9 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Makassar, Indonesia
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Oda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Matsue
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hamada
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Makassar, Indonesia

2
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: Izumo (Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, Inasa Beach, &more). There's much more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, test the waters at a local thermal spa, and take an in-depth tour of Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Oda route planner.

Makassar, Indonesia to Oda is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Makassar in February, with highs in Oda at 9°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Oda

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Izumo
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Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine ©
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Adachi Museum of Art in Yasugi (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamosu Shrine, admire the masterpieces at Shimane Art Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yuushien Garden.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Matsue trip planner.

You can drive from Oda to Matsue in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Matsue can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hamada.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shinji Lake, Adachi Museum of Art
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Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Yaegaki Shrine ©
Yaegaki Shrine

2
nights
Hamada

Hamada ©
Hamada is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get outside with Asahi Tengusuton Snow Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryuunji Temple, then explore the world behind art at Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art, and finally categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Aquas.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hamada vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Matsue to Hamada takes 2.5 hours. February in Hamada sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamada

Parks Winter Sports Historic Sites
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Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art ©
Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art