17 days in Chugoku Itinerary

17 days in Chugoku Itinerary

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17 days in Chugoku Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
1
Fukuyama
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Okayama
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Daisen-cho
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Izumo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

3
nights
Fukuyama

Fukuyama ©
A trip to Fukuyama, a riverside city known for its fragrant roses, is not complete without a visit to its main attraction, a quaint port village lined with old wooden houses and fishing boats.
Explore Fukuyama's surroundings by going to Mihara (Hiroshima Airport Ceramic Mural & Sankeien), Onomichi (Ikuchijima, Kosanji Temple, & more) and Manabe Island (in Kasaoka). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Tomo Park and steep yourself in history at Io-ji Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fukuyama trip itinerary planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuyama is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Fukuyama, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Fukuyama is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 23°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Okayama.

Things to do in Fukuyama

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Onomichi, Mihara, Manabe Island
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
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Manabe Island ©
Manabe Island
Kosanji Temple ©
Kosanji Temple

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nights
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Okayama: Rashomon (in Niimi), Kurashiki (Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, & more) and Bizen (Hattoji Furusatomura, Otabu Gyoko Genroku Bohatei, & more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden, pick up some local products at Taneiya Agricultural Product Direct Sales, step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle, and take a peaceful walk through Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Okayama journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Fukuyama to Okayama takes 1.5 hours. In October in Okayama, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Daisen-cho.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bizen, Kurashiki, Taneiya Agricultural Product Direct Sales, Rashomon
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Okayama Castle ©
Okayama Castle

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nights
Daisen-cho

Daisen-cho ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Daisen-cho: Maniwa (Hiruzen Kogen Cycling Road & Hiruzen Kogen), Tottori City Shikano Orai Koryukan Dream (in Tottori) and Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple (in Misasa-cho).

Plan my day in Daisen-cho using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Okayama to Daisen-cho takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Daisen-cho are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Izumo.

Things to do in Daisen-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maniwa, Tottori City Shikano Orai Koryukan Dream, Daisen-Oki National Park, Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
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Daisen ©
Daisen
Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple
Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple
Juunji Temple ©
Juunji Temple

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nights
Izumo

Izumo ©
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
Get out of town with these interesting Izumo side-trips: Matsue (Kumano Taisha Shrine, Yaegaki Shrine, & more), Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan (in Okuizumo-cho) and Adachi Museum of Art (in Yasugi). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Izumo Taisha Shrine, steep yourself in history at Karakama Shrine, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and explore the activities along Shinji Lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Izumo holiday builder .

Getting from Daisen-cho to Izumo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Izumo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Matsue, Okuizumo Tatara to Tokenkan, Adachi Museum of Art, Shinji Lake
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art

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nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Kintaikyo Bridge (in Iwakuni) and Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, appreciate the history behind Children's Peace Monument, and step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner.

Drive from Izumo to Hiroshima in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Kintaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine