29 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

29 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Shimane Prefecture trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Hiroshima Airport, Drive to Hamada
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Hamada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oda
— 5 nights
Drive
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Matsue
— 8 nights
Drive
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Okinoshima-cho
— 5 nights
Drive
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Okuizumo-cho
— 4 nights
Drive to Hiroshima Airport, Fly to Congonhas Airport

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Hamada

— 3 nights
Hamada is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamada: Masuda (Kakinomoto Shrine & Mochiishi Seacoast) and Tsuwano-cho (Anno Art Museum, Taikodani Inari Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquas, take in the views from Hamada Marine Ohashi, make a trip to Shimane Osakana Center, and explore the world behind art at Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hamada tour itinerary builder website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Hamada is an approximately 40-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in September since evenings lows in Hamada dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oda.

Things to do in Hamada

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Oda

— 5 nights
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Oda: Izumo (Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, Izumo Taisha Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, get engrossed in the history at Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center, witness a stunning natural landmark at Yunotsu Onsen, and don't miss a visit to Omori Townscape.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oda itinerary maker site.

Getting from Hamada to Oda by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Matsue.

Things to do in Oda

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:

Matsue

— 8 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Matsue: Yasugi (Adachi Museum of Art & Kiyomizu-dera Temple) and Izumo (Tachikue Valley, Iwaneji Temple, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsue Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tamatsukuriyu Shrine, contemplate the waterfront views at Shinji Lake, and take in nature's colorful creations at Matsue Vogel Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Matsue trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Oda to Matsue in 1.5 hours. In September in Matsue, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Okinoshima-cho.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 20:

Okinoshima-cho

— 5 nights
Explore Okinoshima-cho's surroundings by going to Nishinoshima-cho (Kuniga Bay, Yura Bay, &more), Chibu-mura (Mt. Akahage, Oki Chibu Red Cliff, &more) and Ama-cho (Saburoiwa, Akiya Beach, &more).

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Okinoshima-cho holiday tool.

You can drive from Matsue to Okinoshima-cho in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Okuizumo-cho.

Things to do in Okinoshima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:

Okuizumo-cho

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okuizumo-cho: Unnan (Sugaya Takadono, Kumomi Fall, &more).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Okuizumo-cho trip planner.

You can drive from Okinoshima-cho to Okuizumo-cho in 5 hours. In September in Okuizumo-cho, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Okuizumo-cho

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Shimane Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Art Museums
Shimane Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on the main Honshu island. The capital is Matsue. It is the second least populous prefecture in Japan, after its eastern neighbor Tottori. The prefecture has an area elongated from east to west facing the Chūgoku Mountain Range on the south side and to the Sea of Japan on the north side. It is divided into the Izumo Region in the East, the Iwami Region in the West and the Oki Region, a small group of islands off the northern coast. Most of the cities are near the shoreline of the Sea of Japan. Izumo Taisha in Izumo City is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan.The Oki Islands in the Sea of Japan are also part of Shimane Prefecture, which also claims to have jurisdiction over the South Korea-controlled island of Liancourt Rocks (Korean: Dokdo(獨島), Japanese: Takeshima(竹島)).HistoryEarly historyThe history of Shimane starts with Japanese mythology. The Shinto god Ōkuninushi was believed to live in Izumo, an old province in Shimane. Izumo Shrine, which is in the city of Izumo, honors the god. At that time, the current Shimane prefecture was divided into three parts: Iwami, Izumo, and Oki. That lasted until the abolition of the han system took place in 1871. During the Nara period, Kakinomoto no Hitomaro read a poem on Shimane's nature when he was sent as the Royal governor.

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