9 days in Okayama & Matsue Itinerary

9 days in Okayama & Matsue Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Okayama
— 5 nights
2
Matsue
— 3 nights

5
nights
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Okayama: Kotohira-gu (in Kotohira-cho), Tomo no Ura (in Fukuyama) and Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art & Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsu Shrine, experience rural life at Nanaku Strawberry Farm, and buy something for everyone on your list at AEON MALL Mall Okayama.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Okayama itinerary planner.

In March, daytime highs in Okayama are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Okayama

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Naoshima-cho, Tonosho-cho, Kotohira-gu, Michi-no-Eki Shodoshima Olive Park
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Ritsurin Garden
Okayama Castle ©
Okayama Castle

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Yuushien Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rokusho Shrine, explore the world behind art at Adachi Museum of Art, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yaegaki Shrine, and finally admire the masterpieces at Shimane Art Museum. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Izumo Taisha Shrine, thenget engrossed in the history at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, thenexplore the activities along Shinji Lake, and finally step into the grandiose world of Matsue Castle.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Matsue online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Okayama to Matsue takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Matsue sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Matsue

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Izumo, Adachi Museum of Art, Shinji Lake
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:
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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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