13 days in Chugoku Itinerary

13 days in Chugoku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kurashiki
— 2 nights
2
Iwami-cho
— 2 nights
3
Izumo
— 2 nights
4
Hagi
— 3 nights
5
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

2
nights
Kurashiki

Kurashiki ©
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Japanese Rural Toy Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Ohara Museum of Art, thenadmire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shibukawa Camp Site. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, get curious at Life Park Kurashiki Science Center, see the sky in a new way at Bisei Observatory, thenget in on the family fun at Chusei Yumegahara, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sami Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kurashiki trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Kurashiki is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Kurashiki is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in June: high temperatures in Kurashiki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ibara, Shibukawa Camp Site, Okayama Korakuen Garden
Highlights from your plan
Japanese Rural Toy Museum ©
Japanese Rural Toy Museum
Bisei Observatory ©
Bisei Observatory
Life Park Kurashiki Science Center ©
Life Park Kurashiki Science Center

2
nights
Iwami-cho

Iwami-cho ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Uradome Coast, kick back and relax at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Higashihama Beach. On the next day, contemplate the long history of The Ishitani Family Residence, look and learn at Saji Astro Park Saji Observatory, have fun and explore at Warabekan, thenexplore the striking landscape at Tottori Sand Dunes, and finally kick back and relax at Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Iwami-cho trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kurashiki to Iwami-cho by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Izumo.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tottori, The Ishitani Family Residence
Highlights from your plan
Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore ©
Shirahara Kamogaiso Rocky Shore
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Uradome Seacoast Marine Park
Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches ©
Uradome Coast Oguri beach beaches

2
nights
Izumo

Izumo ©
Nestled in the shadows of the Chugoku Mountains, historic Izumo boasts one of Japan's oldest Shinto shrines.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Adachi Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Inasa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hinomisaki Coast, thenenjoy the sea views from Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, and finally get outside with Koryo Kunibiki Coast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Susumi Coast, contemplate the long history of Matsue Castle, walk around Matsue Vogel Park, thenget all the information you need at Momen Kaido Koryukan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Taisha Shrine.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Izumo day trip planner.

Drive from Iwami-cho to Izumo in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Izumo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hagi.

Things to do in Izumo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Matsue, Adachi Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Hinomisaki Coast ©
Hinomisaki Coast
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine
Inasa Beach ©
Inasa Beach

3
nights
Hagi

Hagi ©
A quiet castle town with a wealth of historic sites, Hagi draws visitors with its solid collection of traditional Japanese architecture.
Kids will enjoy Akiyoshidai Safari Land and Kirara Beach Yakeno. Change things up with these side-trips from Hagi: Omura Masujiro Birth House (in Yamaguchi), Kiwa Ra Beach (in Ube) and Mochiishi Seacoast (in Masuda). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Myojin Pond, kick back and relax at Cobalt Blue Beach, snap pictures at Heian Bridge, and head outdoors with Shiokaze Cobalt Blue Beach.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hagi tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Izumo to Hagi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. In June in Hagi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hagi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shimonoseki, Omura Masujiro Birth House, Akiyoshidai Safari Land, Kiwa Ra Beach, Mochiishi Seacoast
Highlights from your plan
Kita-Nagato Coast ©
Kita-Nagato Coast
Akiyoshidai Safari Land ©
Akiyoshidai Safari Land
Myojin Pond ©
Myojin Pond

3
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Bring the kids along to Itsukushima Shrine and Miyajima. Go for a jaunt from Hiroshima to Hatsukaichi to see Miyajima Public Aquarium about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, have fun and explore at Hiroshima Children's Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asa Zoological Park, and examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Hiroshima attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Hagi to Hiroshima takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Highlights from your plan
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Children's Museum ©
Hiroshima Children's Museum
Miyajima
Miyajima