41 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

41 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

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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
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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 km². Do some cultural sightseeing at Taikodani Inari Shrine and Tsuwano Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Otome Mountain Path Maria Cathedral and Anno Art Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsuwano Catholic Church, explore the world behind art at Morijuku Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yomeiji, and see the sky in a new way at Nichihara Astronomical Observatory.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tsuwano-cho trip itinerary site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Tsuwano-cho is an approximately 43-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Tsuwano-cho due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in January: high temperatures in Tsuwano-cho hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Hamada.

Things to do in Tsuwano-cho

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 15:
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Taikodani Inari Shrine ©
Taikodani Inari Shrine
Tsuwano Castle ©
Tsuwano Castle
Anno Art Museum ©
Anno Art Museum

5
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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 still lots to do: meet the residents at Aquas, steep yourself in history at Hamada Castle Ruins, take in the pleasant sights at Misumi Obira Zakura, and explore the world behind art at Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hamada holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tsuwano-cho to Hamada takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Hamada can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oda.

Things to do in Hamada

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Masuda, Mizuho Highland
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:
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Mizuho Highland ©
Mizuho Highland
Manpukuji Temple ©
Manpukuji Temple
Takatsu Kakinomoto Shrine ©
Takatsu Kakinomoto Shrine

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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 Thermal Spas and Tatsunogozen Shrine. Visit Kigami Shrine and Saishoji Temple for their historical value. Step out of Oda to go to Gotsu and see Gonokawa River, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu Temple, kick back and relax at Kotogahama Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oda online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Hamada to Oda takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Okinoshima-cho.

Things to do in Oda

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Gonokawa River
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 27:
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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine ©
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
Thermal Spas
Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park ©
Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park

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nights
Okinoshima-cho

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

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Okinoshima-cho trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Oda to Okinoshima-cho takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Okinoshima-cho

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Nishinoshima-cho, Ama-cho, Oki Chibu Red Cliff
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:
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Matengai Cliff ©
Matengai Cliff
Tamawakasu Mikoto Shrine ©
Tamawakasu Mikoto Shrine
Oki Shrine ©
Oki Shrine

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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.
Hinomisaki Shrine and Miho Shrine 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 Yasugi (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Adachi Museum of Art), Komyoji Temple (in Unnan) and Izumo (Tateiwa Shrine, Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kumano Taisha Shrine, contemplate the long history of Teahouse Meimei-an, explore the world behind art at Shimane Art Museum, and visit Mihonoseki.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Matsue driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Okinoshima-cho to Matsue in 4 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Matsue can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Okuizumo-cho.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Izumo, Yasugi, Unnan, Shinji Lake
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 13:
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Hinomisaki Shrine ©
Hinomisaki Shrine
Miho Shrine ©
Miho Shrine
Kumano Taisha Shrine ©
Kumano Taisha Shrine

5
nights
Okuizumo-cho

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

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Okuizumo-cho trip tool.

Traveling by car from Matsue to Okuizumo-cho takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Okuizumo-cho are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°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
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:
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Ryuzuga Taki Falls ©
Ryuzuga Taki Falls
Mineji Temple ©
Mineji Temple
Oku-izumo Vineyard ©
Oku-izumo Vineyard