19 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

19 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

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Matsue
— 4 nights
2
Okuizumo-cho
— 2 nights
3
Oda
— 4 nights
4
Tsuwano-cho
— 3 nights
5
Nishinoshima-cho
— 3 nights

4
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.
Step out of Matsue to go to Yasugi and see Adachi Museum of Art, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsue Castle, admire the masterpieces at Shimane Art Museum, walk around Lake Matsue Waterfront Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miho Shrine.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Matsue trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Budapest, Hungary to Matsue is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Budapest to Matsue. Traveling from Budapest in October, expect Matsue to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Okuizumo-cho.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Okuizumo-cho

Okuizumo-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Yaedaki Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Oni no Shitaburui, and then examine the collection at Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Life Extention Spring, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tanabeke Dozogun, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ryuzuga Taki Falls, and finally don't miss a visit to Sugaya Takadono.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Okuizumo-cho trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Matsue to Okuizumo-cho takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Oda.

Things to do in Okuizumo-cho

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Unnan
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
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Ryuzuga Taki Falls ©
Ryuzuga Taki Falls
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan ©
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Oda side-trips: Aquas (in Hamada) and Izumo (Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, Former Taisha Station, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yunotsu Onsen, make a trip to Omori Townscape, and learn more about the world around you at Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Oda online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Okuizumo-cho to Oda by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Oda are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tsuwano-cho.

Things to do in Oda

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Masuda (Mochiishi Seacoast, Kakinomoto Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taikodani Inari Shrine, admire the natural beauty at Hori Teien Garden, contemplate the long history of Tsuwano Castle, and make a trip to Tonomachi Street.

Plan my day in Tsuwano-cho using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Oda to Tsuwano-cho takes 2.5 hours. In October in Tsuwano-cho, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nishinoshima-cho.

Things to do in Tsuwano-cho

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Masuda
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
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Taikodani Inari Shrine ©
Taikodani Inari Shrine
Tsuwano Castle ©
Tsuwano Castle
Anno Art Museum ©
Anno Art Museum

3
nights
Nishinoshima-cho

Nishinoshima-cho ©
Go for a jaunt from Nishinoshima-cho to Okinoshima-cho to see Dangyo Falls about 1h 55 min away.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nishinoshima-cho vacation planner.

You can drive from Tsuwano-cho to Nishinoshima-cho in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nishinoshima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chibu-mura, Akiya Beach, Dangyo Falls
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 18:
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Matengai Cliff ©
Matengai Cliff
Akao Lookout ©
Akao Lookout
Onimai Lookout ©
Onimai Lookout