8 days in Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hiroshima Prefecture travel route maker

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Make it your trip
Fly to Fukuoka, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Drive
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Takehara
— 3 nights
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Drive to Hiroshima Airport, Fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Drive to Bangkok

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Hiroshima

— 4 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Itsukushima Shrine. Head to Itsukushima Gekijyo and YouMe Town Hiroshimafor some retail therapy. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Miyajima Public Aquarium, Mikasahama Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, engage your brain at Hiroshima City Ebiyama Museum Of Meteorology, look and learn at Hiroshima Children's Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Asa Zoological Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima online trip itinerary planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Hiroshima is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bangkok to Hiroshima. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in January: high temperatures in Hiroshima hover around 11°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Takehara.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Takehara

— 3 nights
Takehara is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. On the 29th (Wed), kick back and relax at Setoda Sunset Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fukuyama University Marine Biocenter Aquarium, and then stop by Michi-no-Eki Cross Road Mitsugi. Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Fukubijin Sake Breweries, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Kamoizumi Sake Brewery, sample the tasty concoctions at Kamotsuru Sake Brewery, then visit Saijo, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Saijotsuru Brewery, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Fuji Grand Higashi Hiroshima.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Takehara trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Hiroshima to Takehara in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Hiroshima in January, you will find days in Takehara are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Takehara

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Hiroshima Prefecture travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Hiroshima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on Honshu island. The capital is the city of Hiroshima. It has a population of around 2.8 million.HistoryThe area around Hiroshima was formerly divided into Bingo Province and Aki Province. This location has been a center of trade and culture since the beginning of Japan's recorded history. Hiroshima is a traditional center of the Chūgoku region and was the seat of the Mōri clan until the Battle of Sekigahara.Hiroshima is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Atomic Dome in Hiroshima, one of the few remnants of prewar Hiroshima following the atomic bombing in 1945;The Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, famed for filling with water and appearing to "float" during high tide.GeographyHiroshima prefecture lies in the middle of Chūgoku. Most of the prefecture consists of mountains leading towards Shimane Prefecture; and rivers produce rich plains near the coast.The province faces Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea. Hiroshima Bay opens on the Inland Sea. The prefecture also includes many small islands.

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