San'in(Tottori & Shimane)

About San'in(tottori & shimane)

On the west coast of Japan’s Honshu Island, you will find the Nigatta prefecture. It lies along the Sea of Japan and the Sado Island. You can find Niigata in the Chubu region of Japan and it is known for its beautiful mountains and coastal views. Hot springs and onsens are also very popular here. San'in, a hidden gem found in the northern part of Honshu. It is also one of the less touristy parts of Japan, which makes it nice to travel in, and self-drive travel offers a deeper way to enjoy the region during your trip. While in San’in you will be driving along the Sea of Japan with the Chugoku Mountains in the background. You will find an authentic Japan here that has existed since ancient times. This mysterious land has a deep connection with Japanese creation mythology and also has many interesting attractions, including respected shrines and temples, important cultural relics, and breathtaking natural beauty. You can visit the Tottori Sand Dune, the largest sand dune in Japan, the sand dunes are part of San'in Kaigan Geopark. Also found in the San'in Kaigan Geopark is the Uradome coast, which offers a great scenic view of the coast. Another must-visit spot is the Izumo Taisha Grand shrine, the oldest and one of Japan's most important shrines. Many people visit this shrine every year. Some must-try dishes in this region are fresh fish, squid, crab and sea bream on the rice. For this region, we will be providing 6 driving routes from Osaka, Kurashiki, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka. All of the routes are round trip. ------------------------------------------- 【Discover Another Japan Pass】 Get off the beaten road and the bustling city and experience a whole new world. With the Discover Another Japan Pass, you have unlimited admission to major attractions in the Chugoku and Kansai regions. Discover Another Japan Pass is a service for foreigners visiting Japan and foreigners residing in Japan. Pre-purchasing attractions that can be used with Discover Another Japan Pass makes your trip more convenient and affordable because you don't have to pay for each facility you visit. Make your trip unforgettable! https://sanin-japan.com/en/pass/dajp

About Drive Japan

If you already travelled to the country side of Japan, we are ready to bet that you had some bad experience with the not-so-convenient public transportation. Not many buses or trains operating at inconvenient times, expensive taxis, lack of accessibility to many spots, weight of the luggage and so on… You probably even can remember telling yourself “Next time I rent a car!”. These are the exact reasons why we created Drive Japan. On our website, you just need to enter your travel period. Regarding the number of days you plan on travelling, we then provide you with the best driving routes. We communicate on the best places to visit, some hidden gems spots, the best traditional restaurants etc… Of course, we also thought about a multitude of additional information such as the seasonal impact on flowers, the mileage between spots or towns, the closest parking for each spot… With Drive Japan be sure that you can travel in a stress-free and immersive manner. How does it work? Once you choose the most convenient route for you, we help you to find the best hotels near the places you want to visit. Then we propose you the best deal to book a car thanks to our partners. Once everything is booked, we send you all the MAPCODES. These codes are mostly the exact location of the closest parking near the spot you want to visit. All there is left to do, is to enter it in your GPS and drive! If you believe that Drive Japan can be a viable opportunity for your future journey in Moyazaki, you can get all the information you need by watching our short YouTube video!
Period(Night Days)
5days4night
Travel Pace
relaxing
Distance
1,070 km
Rank

Osaka/Kyoto

rental_car
1 435 246*88
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Izushi Castle Town

sightseeing
194 465 006
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Genbudo Park

sightseeing
428 621 292*46
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Uradome Coast

sightseeing
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Tottori

sightseeing
125 613 532*73
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Kurayoshi Shirakabe Storehouses town

sightseeing
189 654 338*57
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Kagikake Pass Observatory

sightseeing
252 351 127
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Adachi Museum of Art

sightseeing
109 158 324
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Matsue

sightseeing
163 501 408
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Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

sightseeing
258 832 552
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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine village

sightseeing
599 144 182*37
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No name observatory(Gonogawa River)

sightseeing
430 435 601*87
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Hiroshima

sightseeing
22 189 435*61
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Senkoji Temple

sightseeing
48 248 862*52
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Tomonoura

sightseeing
465 451 490*77
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Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

sightseeing
19 632 049*68
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Kurashiki

sightseeing
19 632 049*68
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Korakuen Garden & Okayama Castle

sightseeing
19 892 826*04
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Himeji Castle

sightseeing
24 278 873*31
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Mt.Rokko(Garden Terrace)

sightseeing
12 644 204*33
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Period(Night Days)
3days2night
Travel Pace
relaxing
Distance
420 km
Rank

Kurashiki

sightseeing
19 632 049*68
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Nagi Museum Of Contemporary Art

sightseeing
390 126 432*25
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Ishitani Residence

sightseeing
390 643 724*71
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Tottori Sand Dunes

sightseeing
125 733 834*31
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Tottori

sightseeing
125 613 532*73
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Tottori Sand Dunes

sightseeing
125 733 834*31
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The Sand Museum

sightseeing
125 733 562
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Uradome Coast

sightseeing
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Tottori

sightseeing
125 613 532*73
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Kurayoshi Shirakabe Storehouses town

sightseeing
189 654 338*57
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Kagikake Pass Observatory

sightseeing
252 351 127
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Kamba Falls

sightseeing
387 412 095*15
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Period(Night Days)
3days2night
Travel Pace
relaxing
Distance
540 km
Rank

Hiroshima

sightseeing
22 189 435*61
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National Bihoku Hills Park

seasonal_spot
267 614 325*67
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Sugaya Takadono iron mill ruin

sightseeing
543 642 766*87
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Adachi Museum of Art

sightseeing
109 158 324
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Matsue

sightseeing
163 501 408
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Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

sightseeing
258 832 552
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Cape Hinomisaki

sightseeing
944 030 478*30
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Matsue Castle

sightseeing
163 501 408
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Matsue

sightseeing
163 501 408
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Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

sightseeing
258 832 552
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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine village

sightseeing
599 144 182*37
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No name observatory(Gonogawa River)

sightseeing
430 435 601*87
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Period(Night Days)
3days2night
Travel Pace
busy
Distance
500 km
Rank

Kurashiki

sightseeing
19 632 049*68
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Nagi Museum Of Contemporary Art

sightseeing
390 126 432*25
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Ishitani Residence

sightseeing
390 643 724*71
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Tottori Sand Dunes

sightseeing
125 733 834*31
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Tottori

sightseeing
125 613 532*73
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Kurayoshi Shirakabe Storehouses town

sightseeing
189 654 338*57
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Kagikake Pass Observatory

sightseeing
252 351 127
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Adachi Museum of Art

sightseeing
109 158 324
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Matsue

sightseeing
163 501 408
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Yuushien Garden

sightseeing
109 546 615
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Kamba Falls

sightseeing
387 412 095*15
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Fukiya Old Village

sightseeing
236 371 883*28
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Period(Night Days)
3days2night
Travel Pace
busy
Distance
550 km
Rank

Hiroshima

sightseeing
22 189 435*61
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Itsukushima Shrine(Miyajima island)

sightseeing
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Kintaikyo Bridge

sightseeing
115 891 532*56
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Akiyoshido Limestone Cave

sightseeing
243 216 485
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Hagi

sightseeing
243 857 832*76
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Chomonkyo Gorge

sightseeing
870 277 667
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Tsuwano Old Town

sightseeing
513 153 693*31
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Taikodani Inari Shrine

sightseeing
513 152 378
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Hamada

public_facility
241 188 265*81
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Iwami Tatamigaura Beach

sightseeing
241 373 637*17
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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine village

sightseeing
599 144 182*37
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No name observatory(Gonogawa River)

sightseeing
430 435 601*87
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Period(Night Days)
5days4night
Travel Pace
busy
Distance
860 km
Rank

Kitakyushu/Shimonoseki

sightseeing
16 716 181*31
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Karato Market & Kamon Wharf

restaurant
16 743 351*23
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Tsunoshima Ohashi Bridge

sightseeing
851 347 386*85
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Motonosumi Shrine

sightseeing
327 877 867*85
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Hagi

sightseeing
243 857 832*76
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Chomonkyo Gorge

sightseeing
870 277 667
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Tsuwano Old Town

sightseeing
513 153 693*31
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Taikodani Inari Shrine

sightseeing
513 152 378
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Hamada

public_facility
241 188 265*81
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Iwami Tatamigaura Beach

sightseeing
241 373 637*17
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Sanbe Buried Forest

sightseeing
258 012 758
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Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

sightseeing
258 832 552
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Matsue

sightseeing
163 501 408
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Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

sightseeing
258 832 552
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Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine village

sightseeing
599 144 182*37
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No name observatory(Gonogawa River)

sightseeing
430 435 601*87
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Hiroshima

sightseeing
22 189 435*61
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Itsukushima Shrine(Miyajima island)

sightseeing
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Kintaikyo Bridge

sightseeing
115 891 532*56
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Kanmon Strait(Mekari 2nd Observatory)

sightseeing
16 746 490*44
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