4 days in Chugoku Itinerary

4 days in Chugoku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chugoku travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Drive
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Iwami-cho
— 2 nights
Drive to Okayama Momotaro Airport, Fly to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

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Hiroshima

— 1 night

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then steep yourself in history at Atomic Bomb Dome, and finally appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Hiroshima is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in March, things will get cooler in Hiroshima: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Iwami-cho.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Iwami-cho

— 2 nights
You've now added San'in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the Earth and Sea to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sengan Matsushima Rock, make a trip to The Sand Museum, stroll through Tottori Sand Dunes, then kick back and relax at Uradome Coast, then examine the collection at San'in Kaigan Geopark Museum of the Earth and Sea, and finally kick back and relax at Uradome Seacoast Marine Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Iwami-cho planner.

You can drive from Hiroshima to Iwami-cho in 5 hours. In March in Iwami-cho, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iwami-cho

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Chugoku travel guide

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Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites · History 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.