12 days in Mie Prefecture, Shingu & Tamura Itinerary

12 days in Mie Prefecture, Shingu & Tamura Itinerary

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Kumano
— 1 day
2
Shingu
— 1 night
3
Nabari
— 1 night
4
Tamura
— 1 day
5
Ise
— 1 night
6
Owase
— 4 nights

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Kumano

Kumano
On the 4th (Sat), get great views at Onigura, thenadmire the sheer force of Nunobiki Falls, and then explore the activities along Tategasaki.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kumano trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to Kumano is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, Kumano is warmer than Sydney - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shingu.

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Parks Nature
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Shingu

Shingu ©
Shingū is a city located in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. On the 5th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Sato Haruo Memoria Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumano Hayatama Taisha, make a trip to Hatopoppo Monument, thenget engrossed in the history at Old Nishimura House - Nishimura Memorial Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Ruins of Shingu Castle, and finally appreciate the history behind Higashi Kume's Hato Poppo Song Monument.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Shingu road trip planning app.

Getting from Kumano to Shingu by car takes about an hour. August in Shingu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Nabari.

Things to do in Shingu

Museums Historic Sites
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Sato Haruo Memoria Museum ©
Sato Haruo Memoria Museum
Kumano Hayatama Taisha ©
Kumano Hayatama Taisha
Ruins of Shingu Castle ©
Ruins of Shingu Castle

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Nabari

Nabari
Nabari is a city located in central Mie Prefecture, Japan, bordering on Nara Prefecture to the west.As of August 2015, the city has an estimated population of 78,190 and a population density of 603 persons per km2. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Janja no Mizu, thenadmire the natural beauty at Shorenji Lake tourist Village Strawberry Garden, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Akame Shijuhachi Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Shingu to Nabari takes 3.5 hours. August in Nabari sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tamura.

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Parks Nature
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Tamura

Tamura ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Miharutakizakura, explore the fascinating underground world of Abukumado Limestone Cave, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Abukuma Shrine, and finally take some stellar pictures from Irimizu Limestone Cave.

Before you visit Tamura, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nabari to Tamura. Traveling from Nabari in August, expect Tamura to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Ise.

Things to do in Tamura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miharutakizakura
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Abukumado Limestone Cave ©
Abukumado Limestone Cave
Miharutakizakura ©
Miharutakizakura

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Ise

Ise ©
A spiritual center of Shintoism, Ise stands as a traditional city where visitors can see the roots of Japanese culture in a number of well-preserved natural and historic sites.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ise Shrine Geku, make a trip to Okage Yokocho, thenget engrossed in the history at Sengukan, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ise Grand Shrine, and finally don't miss a visit to Meotoiwa. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarutahiko Shrine, thendon't miss a visit to Oharai-machi, thenget up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Toba Aquarium, and finally head off the coast to Mikimoto Pearl Island.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ise online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tamura to Ise. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ise when traveling from Tamura in August, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Owase.

Things to do in Ise

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Toba
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Ise Grand Shrine ©
Ise Grand Shrine
Meotoiwa ©
Meotoiwa
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Oharai-machi

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Owase

Owase ©
Owase is a city located in Mie Prefecture, Japan.As of August 2015, the city had an estimated population of 17,953 and a population density of 93.2 persons per km2. Take a break from the city and head to Mt. Koya and Jonohama Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Koyasan Okunoin and Koyasan Daimon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Owase: Koya-cho (Koyasan Danjo Garan, Kongobu-ji Temple, &more). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Mikisato Beach, pause for some photo ops at Owasebushi Road Sign, contemplate the waterfront views at Owase Bay, and hike along Miki Pass, Hago Pass.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Owase online attractions planner.

You can drive from Ise to Owase in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Owase can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Koya-cho, Kihoku-cho
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Mt. Koya ©
Mt. Koya
Kongobu-ji Temple ©
Kongobu-ji Temple
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Koyasan Danjo Garan