14 days in Shimane Prefecture, Kumamoto & Kanazawa Itinerary

14 days in Shimane Prefecture, Kumamoto & Kanazawa Itinerary

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Oda
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Matsue
— 3 nights
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Kumamoto
— 3 nights
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Kanazawa
— 5 nights

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), make a trip to Omori Townscape, look for gifts at Gungendo Honten, appreciate the extensive heritage of Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine, contemplate the long history of Riyokan Arata, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kotogahama Beach.

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Rome, Italy to Oda is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Rome in September, Oda is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Matsue.

Things to do in Oda

Historic Sites · Beaches · Shopping · Outdoors
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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine ©
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine
Thermal Spas

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Matsue side-trips: Adachi Museum of Art (in Yasugi), Izumo (Lake Shinji Green Park, Pine Entrance Path, &more) and The Mizuki Shigeru Road (in Sakaiminato). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Miho Shrine, stroll through Daikon Island, and take a stroll through Mihonoseki.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Matsue trip planning website.

You can drive from Oda to Matsue in 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 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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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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Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kumamoto: Aso (Aso Station, Daikanbo, &more) and Takachiho-cho (Kaguraden, Takachiho Shrine, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, and stop by KUMAMON products Nagataniya.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kumamoto online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Matsue to Kumamoto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Kumamoto sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kanazawa.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Amano Iwato Shrine ©
Amano Iwato Shrine

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Kanazawa

Kanazawa
An old castle town largely unspoiled during World War II, Kanazawa features well-preserved architecture spread across a range of districts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanazawa: Takayama (Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan), Sanmachi Suji, &more) and Shirakawa-mura (Nagase house, The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Kenrokuen Garden, explore the world behind art at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, examine the collection at Ishikawa Prefectural Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts, and make a trip to Omicho Market.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kanazawa online visit planner.

Getting from Kumamoto to Kanazawa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in Kanazawa, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kanazawa

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Kenrokuen Garden
Kenrokuen Garden
Higashichaya Old Town ©
Higashichaya Old Town

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