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Iwakuni— 3 nights
The castle town of Iwakuni has an interesting and varied history populated by samurai warriors and U.S.Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Iwakuni: Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda (in Yamaguchi), Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more) and Momijidani Park (in Miyajima). There's much more to do: take in the views from Kintaikyo Bridge, contemplate the long history of Hagi Castle Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Momijidani Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shoin Shrine.
To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Iwakuni travel itinerary planner.
If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Hiroshima Airport, Okayama Airport and Takamatsu Airport. In March in Iwakuni, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Iwakuni
Hatsukaichi, Hagi, Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda