29 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

29 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

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29 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly + Drive:  38 h
1
Hamada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Oda
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Matsue
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Okinoshima-cho
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Okuizumo-cho
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  38 h
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
Hamada

Hamada ©
Hamada is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamada: Tsuwano-cho (Anno Art Museum, Taikodani Inari Shrine, & more) and Masuda (Kakinomoto Shrine & Mochiishi Seacoast). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquas, admire the masterpieces at Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art, take in the views from Hamada Marine Ohashi, and don't miss a visit to Shimane Osakana Center.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hamada trip itinerary website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Hamada is an approximately 38-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Hamada. Traveling from Sao Paulo in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hamada, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oda.

Things to do in Hamada

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tsuwano-cho, Masuda
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:
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Taikodani Inari Shrine ©
Taikodani Inari Shrine
Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art ©
Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art
Tsuwano Castle ©
Tsuwano Castle

5
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 Oda's surroundings by going to Izumo (Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, Izumo Taisha Shrine, & more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, don't miss a visit to Omori Townscape, walk around Sanbe Azukihara Burried Trees Park, and take an in-depth tour of Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Center.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oda holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Hamada to Oda takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Izumo
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 12:
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Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine ©
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo

8
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Matsue: Izumo (Tachikue Valley, Iwaneji Temple, & more) and Yasugi (Adachi Museum of Art & Kiyomizu-dera Temple). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Matsue Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Yuushien Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Miho Shrine, and take a stroll through Mihonoseki.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Matsue road trip planning app .

Getting from Oda to Matsue by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Matsue sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Okinoshima-cho.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Izumo, Yasugi, Shinji Lake, Suga Shrine
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 20:
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Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Yaegaki Shrine ©
Yaegaki Shrine

5
nights
Okinoshima-cho

Okinoshima-cho ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okinoshima-cho: Chibu-mura (Mt. Akahage, Oki Chibu Red Cliff, & more), Ama-cho (Saburoiwa, Akiya Beach, & more) and Nishinoshima-cho (Kuniga Shores, Yura Bay, & more).

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Okinoshima-cho itinerary planner .

Getting from Matsue to Okinoshima-cho by car takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Okuizumo-cho.

Things to do in Okinoshima-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nishinoshima-cho, Chibu-mura, Ama-cho
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Tamawakasu Mikoto Shrine ©
Tamawakasu Mikoto Shrine
Matengai Cliff ©
Matengai Cliff
Oki Nature Museum ©
Oki Nature Museum

4
nights
Okuizumo-cho

Okuizumo-cho ©
Explore Okuizumo-cho's surroundings by going to Unnan (Sugaya Takadono, Kumomi Fall, & more).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Okuizumo-cho trip builder website .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Okuizumo-cho

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Unnan
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
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Ryuzuga Taki Falls ©
Ryuzuga Taki Falls
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan ©
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan
Oku-izumo Vineyard ©
Oku-izumo Vineyard