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7D6N Route: Chugoku Region

Hiroshima Airport Departure

Approx. 50 mins

Peace Memorial Park・Atomic Bomb Dome

22 219 082*55

A city park in the center of Hiroshima City. Aside from the Atomic Bomb Dome in the park, there are also the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, cenotaphs, monuments for peace, and more.

1 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima

Approx. 1 hr

Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima Island

103 473 110*30

The large Torii built on the sea is famous as one of the Three Views of Japan. There was a time in history when the island itself was worshipped as a god. In 1996, it was designated as a World Heritage Site.

1-1 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima

Approx. 10 mins

Around Miyajima Accommodation

103 531 049*12【Miyajimaguchi Station】

Approx. 1 hr 10 mins

Kintaikyo Bridge

115 891 651*35

Kintaikyo Bridge is the representative wooden arch bridge in Japan and no nails were used in it construction. It is 193.3 meters long and 5 meters wide. There are cherry blossoms in spring and autumn foliage in autumn. Visitors can enjoy a different scenery here every season.

1-5-10 Iwakuni, Iwakuni-shi, Yamaguchi【Tourism Association】

Approx. 1 hr

Hofu Tenmangu Shrine

93 234 185*74

It is the first shrine in Japan that worships Sugawara no Michizane, the god of learning. Inside the shrine, there are buildings that are designated as important cultural property. Visitors can feel the history here.

14-1 Matsuzaki-cho, Hofu-shi, Yamaguchi

Approx. 5 mins

Mohri Garden

93 235 114*26

A chisen-kaiyu style garden that is designated as a national scenic spot. There are many trees planted in the garden. With autumn foliage in autumn and snow in winter, you can enjoy the traditional Japanese scenery here.

Tatara 1-15-1, Hofu-shi, Yamaguchi

Approx. 50 mins

Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park

243 306 114*65

A national park with the top limestone caves in Japan. There is also an observatory where you can overlook the beautiful view and sport activities like cycling are available for visitors to feel the nature and enjoy nature.

Akiyoshidaiyama, Shuho-cho, Mine-shi, Yamaguchi

Approx. 15 mins

Beppu Benten Pond

327 329 200*24

The feature of Beppu Benten Pond is its high transparency of water and it is selected as the top 100 water of Japan. The water is also used for trout farming, and visitors can enjoy rainbow trout fishing in the fishing pond.

1951-2 Beppu, Shuho-cho, Mine-shi, Yamaguchi

Approx. 20 mins

Around Mine Station Accommodation

95 879 834*18【Mine Station】

Approx. 1 hr

Tsunoshima Bridge

851 346 831*11

From Tsunoshima Bridge, you can see the cobalt blue color of the sea. This bridge is 1,780 meters long, making it one of the longest bridge connecting a remote island that you can cross for free.

Tsunoshima~Kanda, Hohoku-cho, Shimonoseki-shi, Yamaguchi

Approx. 40 mins

Motonosumi Shrine

327 877 894*08

The 123 torii gates lining up over 100 meters long is an impressive sight. There is a saisen box on top of the 6 meters-tall big torii gate, and it is said that if you could toss a coin into it, your wishes would come true.

498 Yuyatsuo, Nagato-shi, Yamaguchi

Approx. 10 mins

Higashi Ushirobata Rice Terraces

327 847 476*68

This terraced rice field covers an area of about 600 hectares, from where you can enjoy the expansive view that overlooks the Sea of Japan. It is rare that terraced rice fields are located by the sea. It has been selected as one of the top 100 terraced rice fields of Japan.

410-1 Yuyaushirobata, Nagato-shi, Yamaguchi

Approx. 45 mins

Hagi Castle Town

243 887 166*05

Many samurai houses line the area here, making it a spot where you can stroll the town in an Edo-period atmosphere. You can feel Edo period's architecture and culture. Plus, there is a big tengu mask in Enseiji Temple.

Minamifuruhagi-machi, Hagi-shi, Yamaguchi

Approx. 1 hr 45 mins

Yunotsu Onsen Accommodation

599 042 189*58

A retro town that is designated as Important Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings. It is said that this hot spring has over 1,300 years of history and its therapeutic effects are highly rated.

Yunotsu, Yunotsu-cho, Oda-shi, Shimane

Approx. 1 hr 15 mins

Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine

258 832 797*58

A representative shrine of Japan that is known for the god of matchmaking. In the solemn atmosphere lies an 8.8 meters high and 12 meters wide big torii gate; the pine tree approach, Matsu no Sando; a huge shimenawa in the Kagura Hall; and more.

195 Kizukihigashi, Taisha-cho, Izumo-shi, Shimane

Approx. 1 hr

Matsue Castle/Horikawa Sightseeing Boat

163 501 581*74【Matsue Castle】

The old appearance of this castle has been preserved and it is designated as a national treasure. The tenshu (keep) has one floor below ground and five floors above ground. It was built to be great at both offense and defense. Additionally, you can take the sightseeing boat from the moat to other sides of Matsue Castle to enjoy the surrounding sceneries.

1-5 Tono-machi, Matsue-shi, Shimane【Matsue Castle】

Approx. 35 mins

Adachi Museum of Art

109 158 260*06

There are around 2,000 pieces of artwork here, with a focus on contemporary Japanese paintings and ceramic art. The beautiful Japanese garden inside has been awarded three stars by the Michelin Green Guide Japan.

320 Furukawa-cho, Yasugi-shi, Shimane

50 mins

Around Sakaiminato Accommodation

109 732 842*38【Sakaiminato Station】

Approx. 5 mins

Sakaiminato Suisanbutsu Chokubai Center

109 764 086*83

You can buy fresh seafood such as crab and tuna here. You can also enjoy freshly prepared seafood in the cafeteria. It is well-loved by the locals and a very popular spot.

9-5 Showa-machi, Sakaiminato-shi, Tottori

Approx. 5 mins

Mizuki Shigeru Road

109 762 035*57

Sakaiminato City is the birthplace of Mizuki Shigeru, the author of "GeGeGe no Kitaro“. Bronze statues of yokai (monsters) that appear in Mizuki's works are placed throughout the city.

Taisho-Machi~Honmachi, Sakaiminato-shi, Tottori

Approx. 50 mins

Michi-no-Eki (Roadside Station) Daisen Megumi no Sato

578 000 167*84

Approx. 1 hr 20 mins

Tottori Sand Dunes

125 733 801*14【Visitor Center】

A prominent sand dune in Japan which is designated as a national natural monument. You can enjoy various activities such as paragliding, Segway riding, and camel riding here.

2164-661, Yuyama, Fukube-cho, Tottori-shi, Tottori【Visitor Center】

Approx. 1 hr

Misasa Onsen Accommodation

345 242 767*38

One of the top radon hot springs in the world. The spring water has many healing effects. Visitors that are not staying at the accommodation are also welcome to use the hot spring, making it perfect for hot spring tours. The old-fashioned townscape of this hot spring town and the local cuisine are also recommended.

Misasa, Misasa-cho, Tohaku-gun, Tottori

Approx. 15 mins

Shirakabe Dozo Gun (White Wall District)

189 654 427*18

This area was originally formed as a castle town. Today, the warehouses and townhouses are renovated into shops and cafes while preserving their original atmosphere. To enjoy the walk even more, you can pay a tour guide to bring you around.

Around 1 Shin-machi Kurayoshi-shi, Higashinaka-cho, Uo-machi, Togiya-cho

Approx. 1 hr 20 mins

Takahashi Service Area Rest

235 124 410*35【Inbound】

Approx. 50 mins

Okayama Korakuen

19 892 619*41

You can feel all four seasons in this three-stars Michelin Green Guide Japan garden. On top of that, there are three light-ups every year and many other interesting events to make the garden even more enjoyable.

1-5 Korakuen, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama

Approx. 40 mins

Mitsui Outlet Park Kurashiki

19 661 052*16

3 minutes from Kurashiki Station, or around 10 minutes from Kurashiki Interchange, this place is a easy to access. The vast site is lined with a variety of apparel and miscellaneous goods shops.

12-3 Kotobuki-cho, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama

Approx. 5 mins

Around Kurashiki Station Accommodation

19 632 756*05【Kurashiki Station】

Approx. 10 mins

Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

19 632 117*77

The town retains a historical atmosphere with the white-walled warehouses and the rows of willow trees. As the birthplace of Japanese jeans, Kurashiki denim is very famous here. Additionally, the light-up at night allows you to enjoy a different scenery from the daytime.

1-4-8, Chuo, Higashi-machi, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama

Approx. 1 hr

Around Onomichi Station (Onomichi Ramen)

48 248 164*40【Onomichi Station】

Famous for its delicious broth made from chicken bones and small fishes, Onomichi Ramen, which originated from Onomichi, has a history of 80 years. Starting from Onomichi Station, there are many restaurants along the railway.

1-1 Higashigosho-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima【Onomichi Station】

Approx. 5 mins

Senkoji Park/Mt. Senkoji Ropeway

48 278 054*18【Senkoji Park Parking Lot】

The symbol of Onomichi, where you can enjoy the different sceneries of all four seasons such as cherry blossoms in spring. The night view from the observatory at the peak is a popular dating spot.

19-1 Nishitsuchido-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima【Senkoji Park Office】

Approx. 40 mins

Hiroshima Airport

257 065 083*37

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