13 days in Chugoku Itinerary

13 days in Chugoku Itinerary

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Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Kurashiki
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Kurashiki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Iwami-cho
— 2 nights
Drive
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Izumo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hagi
— 3 nights
Taxi to Shin-Yamaguchi, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Singapore

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Kurashiki

— 2 nights
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, then admire the masterpieces at Ohara Museum of Art, then admire 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, then get 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-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 29°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Iwami-cho

— 2 nights
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, then enjoy 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, then explore 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 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Izumo.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Izumo

— 2 nights
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): take in nature's colorful creations at Adachi Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Inasa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Hinomisaki Coast, then enjoy the sea views from Izumo Hinomisaki Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at 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, then get your bearings at Momen Kaido Koryukan, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Grand 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 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hagi.

Things to do in Izumo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hagi

— 3 nights
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 Kita-Nagato Coast. Change things up with these side-trips from Hagi: Omura Masujiro Birth House (in Yamaguchi), Kiwa Ra Beach (in Ube) and Kirara Beach Yakeno (in Sanyo Onoda). There's much more to do: take in the views from Heian Bridge, kick back and relax at Mochiishi Seacoast, contemplate the waterfront views at Myojin Pond, and stroll through 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; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In June in Hagi, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Hagi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Hiroshima

— 3 nights

City of Peace

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 Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine. Go for a jaunt from Hiroshima to Hatsukaichi to see Miyajima Public Aquarium about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, see the sky in a new way at Hiroshima Children's Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Asa Zoological Park, and steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Hagi to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chugoku travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
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.