8 days in Hiroshima & Yamaguchi Itinerary

8 days in Hiroshima & Yamaguchi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18 h
1
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Yamaguchi
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome.

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Melbourne, Australia to Hiroshima is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Hiroshima is minus 1 hour. In January, Hiroshima is much colder than Melbourne - with highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yamaguchi.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Miyajima
Miyajima

3
nights
Yamaguchi

Yamaguchi ©
Located at the center of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the regional capital of Yamaguchi is renowned for its temples and shrines.
On the 31st (Fri), soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in nature's colorful creations at Jyoei Temple Sesshu Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rurikoji Temple, then don't miss a visit to Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yamaguchi Xavier Memorial Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Saikotei. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Birthplace of Shinsaku Takasugi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shoin Shrine, contemplate the long history of Shoka Village School, then make a trip to Hagi Castle Town, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yamaguchi trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Hiroshima to Yamaguchi in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yamaguchi

Historic Sites Parks Baths

Side Trips

Hagi, Hofu tenman-gu, Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory
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Shoin Shrine ©
Shoin Shrine
Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda
Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda
Hofu tenman-gu ©
Hofu tenman-gu

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