11 days in Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

11 days in Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

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11 days in Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly + Drive:  5 h
1
Fukuyama
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Takehara
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train:  4 h
End: Tokyo

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tomo no Ura and Fukuzen-ji Temple. Popular historic sites such as Io-ji Temple and Bingo Ichinomiya Kibitsu Shrine are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Onomichi (Senkoji & Senkoji Park, Saikokuji Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo), steep yourself in history at Ota House, and take in the views from Utsumi Ohashi Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fukuyama trip planning app .

Tokyo to Fukuyama is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from Tokyo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fukuyama, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Takehara.

Things to do in Fukuyama

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Onomichi
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Tomo no Ura ©
Tomo no Ura
Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo) ©
Senkoji & Senkoji Park ©
Senkoji & Senkoji Park

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nights
Takehara

Takehara ©
Takehara is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saijo and Takehara Townscape Preservation Area. Visit Kosanji Temple and Saihoji Temple for their historical value. Explore Takehara's surroundings by going to Setoda Sunset Beach (in Onomichi), Higashihiroshima (Hakubotan Brewery, Fukubijin Sake Breweries, & more) and Hiroshima Miyoshi Winery (in Miyoshi). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Old Kasai House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Taketsuru Sake Brewery, step off the mainland to explore Okunoshima Island, and don't miss a visit to Mitsumoto House, Masayuki Imai Pottery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Takehara trip builder site .

You can drive from Fukuyama to Takehara in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Takehara are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Takehara

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Parks

Side Trips

Higashihiroshima, Onomichi, Hiroshima Miyoshi Winery
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Kosanji Temple ©
Kosanji Temple
Takehara Townscape Preservation Area ©
Saihoji Temple ©
Saihoji Temple

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomic Bomb Dome and Itsukushima Shrine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima and Miyajima. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Bay Side Beach Saka (in Saka-cho) and Hatsukaichi (Senjokaku, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Hiroshima attractions planner.

You can drive from Takehara to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Takehara in November: highs in Hiroshima hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Bay Side Beach Saka
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Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome