41 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

41 days in Shimane Prefecture Itinerary

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Tsuwano-cho ©
Tsuwano is a town located in Kanoashi District, Shimane Prefecture, Japan.As of March 2017, the town has an estimated population of 7,478 and a density of 25.0 persons per km². Do some cultural sightseeing at Tsuwano Castle and Yomeiji. Explore hidden gems such as Otome Mountain Path Maria Cathedral and Tsuwanocho Hommachidori. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Anno Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Mori Ogai Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Taikodani Inari Shrine, and make a trip to Tsuwano Station Railway Turntable.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tsuwano-cho trip itinerary site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Tsuwano-cho is an approximately 43-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Tsuwano-cho due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in January: high temperatures in Tsuwano-cho hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Hamada.

Things to do in Tsuwano-cho

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Tsuwano Castle ©
Tsuwano Castle
Anno Art Museum ©
Anno Art Museum
Taikodani Inari Shrine ©
Taikodani Inari Shrine


Hamada ©
Hamada is a city located in Shimane Prefecture, Japan. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Mochiishi Seacoast and Iwami Tatamigaura Beach. Get in touch with nature at Mizuho Highland and Asahi Tengusuton Snow Park. Explore Hamada's surroundings by going to Masuda (Takatsu Kakinomoto Shrine, Kakinomoto Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art, go for a walk through Misumi Obira Zakura, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquas, and contemplate the long history of Hamada Castle Ruins.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hamada route planner.

Traveling by car from Tsuwano-cho to Hamada takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oda.

Things to do in Hamada

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Masuda, Mizuho Highland
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Mizuho Highland ©
Mizuho Highland
Manpukuji Temple ©
Manpukuji Temple
Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art ©
Hamada Chilren's Museum of Art


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 hidden gems such as Tatsunogozen Shrine and Kotogahama Beach. Visit Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and Kigami Shrine for their historical value. Step out of Oda to go to Gotsu and see Gonokawa River, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Daisen-Oki National Park Mt. Sambe, get a new perspective on nature at Shimane Nature MUseum of Mt.Sambe Sahimel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saishoji Temple.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oda online route planner.

Traveling by car from Hamada to Oda takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Okinoshima-cho.

Things to do in Oda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gonokawa River
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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine ©
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
Thermal Spas
Tatsunogozen Shrine ©
Tatsunogozen Shrine


Okinoshima-cho ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akiya Beach and Dangyo Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Kuniga Bay and Shiohama Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Oki Chibu Red Cliff (in Chibu-mura), Nishinoshima-cho (Takuhi Shrine, Onimai Lookout, &more) and Ama-cho (Jokyu Sea Way Kinnyamonya Center, Gotoba-Emperor Cremain Mound, &more).

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Okinoshima-cho day trip planner.

Drive from Oda to Okinoshima-cho in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Okinoshima-cho

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nishinoshima-cho, Ama-cho, Oki Chibu Red Cliff
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Matengai Cliff ©
Matengai Cliff
Oki Shrine ©
Oki Shrine
Takuhi Shrine ©
Takuhi Shrine


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.
Mihonoseki and Iya Shrine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Hinomisaki Coast and Koryo Kunibiki Coast. Venture out of the city with trips to Izumo (Tateiwa Shrine, Hinomisaki Shrine, &more), Yasugi (Kiyomizu-dera Temple & Adachi Museum of Art) and Komyoji Temple (in Unnan). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Seiganji Temple, enjoy the sea views from Mihonoseki Light House, steep yourself in history at Teahouse Meimei-an, and don't miss a visit to Matsue Castle.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Matsue trip planner.

Traveling by car from Okinoshima-cho to Matsue takes 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Matsue are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Okuizumo-cho.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Izumo, Yasugi, Unnan, Shinji Lake
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Iya Shrine ©
Iya Shrine
Karakama Shrine ©
Karakama Shrine
Hinomisaki Coast ©
Hinomisaki Coast


Okuizumo-cho ©
Take a break from the city and head to Oni no Shitaburui and Kumomi Fall. Popular historic sites such as Tanabeke Dozogun and Yaeyama Shire are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Okuizumo-cho side-trips: Unnan (Sugaya Takadono, Unnan City Nagai Takashi Memorial, &more).

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Okuizumo-cho trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Matsue to Okuizumo-cho takes 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Okuizumo-cho

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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Ryuzuga Taki Falls ©
Ryuzuga Taki Falls
Oku-izumo Vineyard ©
Oku-izumo Vineyard
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan ©
Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan