8 days in Chugoku Itinerary

8 days in Chugoku Itinerary

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8 days in Chugoku Itinerary

Start: Singapore
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h
1
Okayama
— 2 nights
2
Matsue
— 2 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  10​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Japanese Rural Toy Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsu Shrine, then delve into the lush surroundings at Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest, and finally admire the natural beauty at Okayama Korakuen Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Okayama Castle, then explore the world behind art at Ohara Museum of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinkeien, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Irigyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Manaichi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Okayama trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Okayama is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Okayama. While traveling from Singapore, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Okayama, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Matsue.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kurashiki, Irigyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Manaichi
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
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Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

2
nights
Matsue

Matsue ©
Matsue sits on the banks of the Ohashi-gawa river, channeling its waters through a series of canals and rivers that add much to the scenic aspect of the urban area.
On the 20th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Former Taisha Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Izumo Taisha Shrine, then explore the activities along Shinji Lake, and finally step into the grandiose world of Matsue Castle. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Mihonoseki, make a trip to The Mizuki Shigeru Road, take in the views from Eshima Ohashi Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at Adachi Museum of Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine.

To find photos and other tourist information, use the Matsue planning tool .

Getting from Okayama to Matsue by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Matsue are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Matsue

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sakaiminato, Izumo, Shinji Lake, Adachi Museum of Art
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
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Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art

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 Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Children's Peace Monument, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Matsue to Hiroshima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hatsukaichi
Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Itsukushima Shrine ©
Itsukushima Shrine
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum