Beauty of Japan

Beauty of Japan – Sanin Sanyo – 7 Days

Matsue, Izumo and Tottori

Duration 6 nights and 7 days
Departs Daily
Price From $1,158 per person (based on twin share)

Discover the profound beauty of Japan in Shimane and Tottori.
Explore the stunning manicured Japanese garden at the Adachi Museum, the mythical town of Izumo, where the gods gather in the famous Izumo Grand Shrine, look out over the beautiful coast from the top of the Tottori Sand Dunes, and more…
The Sanin-Sanyo Area Pass is your ticket to Japan’s natural wonderland.


Day 1: Osaka
Upon arrival in Osaka, relish this bustling, friendly, food-lovers city. Enjoy the panoramic city view from the floating observatory in Umeda district. Discover your favourite local street food in Dotonbori and don’t miss the impressive Osaka Castle.

Accommodation: Osaka – 1 night

Day 2: Osaka – Matsue
Catch a train to Matsue, a castle town flanked by Lake Shinjiko. Absorb yourself in Japan’s feudal past with a visit to Matsue Castle (an original structure) and Bukeyashiki, the former Samurai district.

Accommodation: Matsue – 4 nights

Day 3: Matsue – Izumo – Matsue
Make your way to the land of myths and legends, Izumo. Stroll through Monzenmachi street and visit Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine, one of Japan’s oldest shrines, renowned for having the largest sacred straw rope in Japan. Then visit Adachi Museum where you will be enthralled by the devastatingly stunning Japanese gardens.

Day 4: Matsue – Oda (Iwami Ginzan) – Matsue
An excursion to Iwami Ginzan, an historic silver mine in Oda city. Visit and learn the history of the Iwami Silver Mine at the Iwami Ginzan World Heritage Centre. Wander around Omori town, a nostalgic mining town, a row of inns, merchant houses and samurai residences. Then trek through the mining area. Discover the ruins of the Shimizutani smelter, the Ryugenji-mabu, a driftway. Don’t miss the 501 stone Buddhist statues at Rakanji Temple, created as a memorial for those who lost their lives at the mine.

Day 5: Matsue – Tottori – Matsue
Take a day trip to Tottori to see the famed Tottori Sand Dunes. The view of the breathtaking emerald green ocean from the top of the dunes is enchanting. Visit the Sand Museum to see the elaborate sand art, then wander around Kurayoshi, a charming, retro town, lined with traditional white-walled warehouses with red coloured roof tiles.

Day 6: Matsue – Okayama
Take a train to Okayama, famous for its beautiful, manicured garden, Korakuen, and Okayama Castle, known as ‘Crow Castle’ because of its black appearance.
Take a day trip to Kurashiki. Wander through the historic Kurashiki ‘Bikan Chiku’, lined with old style houses and traditional white-walled warehouses along the picturesque canal.

Accommodation: Okayama – 1 night

Day 7: Okayama – Kansai/Narita International Airport
Depart Japan or head to your next destination.

*The order of the tour can be changed and the length increased or decreased to match your requirements.


– Lake side castle town Matsue
– Stunning manicured Japanese Garden at Adachi Museum
– The mythical town Izumo
– UNESCO World Heritage Site Iwami Silver Mine

Package Details:

Duration 6 nights and 7 days (travel order can be changed, length of tour can be extended or decreased)
Departure Dates Available all year round
Route Osaka, Matsue, Izumo, Iwami Ginzan, Tottori, Okayama
Tour Type Self guided package: pick up/drop off service is not available
Price (land fee) Twin share from $1,158 per person
Triple share from $1,125 per person
Single from $1,242 per person
*Seasonal fee may apply (arriving in March, April, May, October and November)

Package inclusions:

– 6 nights accommodation in a standard room in 3-4 star hotels
・ 1 night in Osaka – Hearton Hotel Nishi Umeda or similar
・ 4 nights in Matsue – Matsue Excel Hotel Tokyu or similar
・ 1 night in Okayama – Granvia Okayama or similar

JR West Rail Pass: Sanyo-Sanin Area Pass (7-day)

Package exclusions:

– Flights: We can assist with your flights to match your itinerary.
*If you have already booked your flight, please provide us with your flight details or send us copies of e-tickets when you book/enquire.

– Travel expenses (unless covered by the Sanyo-Sanin Area Pass).

– Meals: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.

– Activities or tours: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.
*You can add any day tours or activities you like, we can arrange this for you.

– Admission fees: Except as mentioned in the Package inclusions.

– Personal expenses

– Travel insurance


*Non-smoking rooms may be available on request. We book non-smoking rooms when available.
*Please read our term and conditions.
*Package inclusions are subject to availability.
*Prices are subject to currency fluctuations.