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Chugoku

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The western portion of the island of Honshu, Chugoku features two distinct seacoasts. The area along the Seto Inland Sea represents one of Japan's most industrialized and urbanized sections, while the coastline lapped by the Sea of Japan remains more rural--as well as less touristy. Both areas offer plenty of vacation ideas in Chugoku, with pilgrimages to see over 30 historic temples among the most popular things to do here. The region also contains Hiroshima, which is not only the site of the infamous atomic bombing, but also a modern urban center with a busy nightlife and a cosmopolitan atmosphere that appeals to foreign tourists. Make the most of your holiday in Chugoku by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Japan travel route planning tool.
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Places to visit in Chugoku

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Popular things to do in Chugoku

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World heritage site
Itsukushima Shrine Hatsukaichi
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
Island
Miyajima Hatsukaichi
4.8
Duration: 6 hours
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World heritage site
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima Hiroshima
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Atomic Bomb Dome Hiroshima
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Chugoku

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Religious Site
Izumo Taisha Shrine Izumo
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Castle
Hiroshima Castle Hiroshima
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Castle
Matsue Castle Matsue
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Walking Area
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter Kurashiki
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Chugoku

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History Museum
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Hiroshima
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Adachi Museum of Art Yasugi
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Yamato Museum Kure
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Chugoku

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Garden
Okayama Korakuen Garden Okayama
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Shukkei-en Garden Hiroshima
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Park
Senkoji & Senkoji Park Onomichi
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
Playground
MIyoshi Sports Park Asobi no Okoku Miyoshi
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Chugoku

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Art Museum
Ohara Museum of Art Kurashiki
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Hiroshima Museum of Art Hiroshima
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
JMSDF Kure Museum Kure
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Yaegaki Shrine Matsue
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Chugoku

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Mountain
Mt. Misen Miyajima
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Duration: 1 hour
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Geologic Formation
Tottori Sand Dunes Tottori
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Duration: 1 hour
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Island
Okunoshima Island Takehara
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Duration: 1 hour
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Water Body
Shinji Lake Shimane Prefecture
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

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