6 days in Izumo, Hiroshima & Okayama Itinerary

6 days in Izumo, Hiroshima & Okayama Itinerary

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Izumo
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Hiroshima
— 2 nights
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Okayama
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Izumo

Izumo ©
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the galleries of Adachi Museum of Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaegaki Shrine, then step into the grandiose world of Matsue Castle, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Inasa Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hinomisaki Shrine, enjoy the sea views from Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, then explore the activities along Hinomisaki Coast, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Taisha Shrine, and finally take an in-depth tour of Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Izumo road trip site.

Nagoya to Izumo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July in Izumo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Izumo

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Matsue, Adachi Museum of Art
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Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hiroshima vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Izumo to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Okayama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine

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Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Nanaku Strawberry Farm, relax in the rural setting at Kibi Farm Pika Pika, admire the masterpieces at Okayama Orient Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Okayama Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Okayama sightseeing website.

Take a train from Hiroshima to Okayama in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Okayama Castle ©
Okayama Castle
Okayama Orient Museum ©
Okayama Orient Museum

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