6 days in Japan Itinerary

6 days in Japan Itinerary

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6 days in Japan Itinerary

Start: Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
2
Iwakuni
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
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Hofu
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
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Yamaguchi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Hagi
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
6
Nagato
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

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Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
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 18th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, then explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, then see the sky in a new way at Hiroshima Children's Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hiroshima trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Hiroshima Airport, Okayama Airport and Takamatsu Airport. In December, daytime highs in Hiroshima are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Iwakuni.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Hiroshima Children's Museum ©
Hiroshima Children's Museum
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome

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Iwakuni

Iwakuni
The castle town of Iwakuni has an interesting and varied history populated by samurai warriors and U.S.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Kintaikyo Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Iwakuni trip maker website .

Traveling by train from Hiroshima to Iwakuni takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Iwakuni are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hofu.

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Hofu

Hofu ©
Hōfu is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.As of September 30, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 117,387 and a population density of 622.44 of persons per km². Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Mori Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Morishi's Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hofu trip maker.

Getting from Iwakuni to Hofu by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Hofu sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yamaguchi.

Things to do in Hofu

Museums Parks
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Mori Museum ©
Mori Museum

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Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi
Located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the regional capital of Yamaguchi is renowned for its temples and shrines.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yamaguchi trip planning website .

Drive from Hofu to Yamaguchi in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Yamaguchi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Hagi.
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Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda
Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda

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Hagi

Hagi
A quiet castle town with a wealth of historic sites, Hagi draws visitors with its solid collection of traditional Japanese architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Hagi Han School Meirinkan.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hagi tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Yamaguchi to Hagi in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Hagi are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nagato.

Things to do in Hagi

Historic Sites

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Nagato

Nagato ©
Nagato is a city in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. On the 22nd (Tue), explore the activities along Oomiko lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Omijima, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beppu Bentenike.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nagato trip itinerary planning tool .

Nagato is just a short distance from Hagi. Traveling from Hagi in December, Nagato is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nagato

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Beppu Bentenike
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Omijima ©
Omijima

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