8 days in Chugoku Itinerary

8 days in Chugoku Itinerary

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Okayama
— 2 nights
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Matsue
— 2 nights
3
Hiroshima
— 3 nights

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Okayama

Okayama ©
A major transit hub in western Japan, Okayama provides a convenient mid-point between Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Japanese Rural Toy Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kibitsu Shrine, then take a peaceful walk through Tatsunokuchi Green Shower Forest, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Okayama Korakuen Garden. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Okayama Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Ohara Museum of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Shinkeien, and finally hunt for treasures at Irigyogyo Kyodo Kumiai Manaichi.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Okayama online vacation planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Okayama is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Singapore in May, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Okayama: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Matsue.

Things to do in Okayama

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Okayama Korakuen Garden ©
Okayama Korakuen Garden
Ohara Museum of Art ©
Ohara Museum of Art
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter ©
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Former Taisha Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Izumo Taisha Shrine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shinji Lake, and finally explore the historical opulence of Matsue Castle. On your second day here, take a stroll through Mihonoseki, don't miss a visit to The Mizuki Shigeru Road, then snap pictures at Eshima Ohashi Bridge, then browse the exhibits of Adachi Museum of Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yaegaki Shrine.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Matsue attractions planner.

Getting from Okayama to Matsue by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 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 · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art
Izumo Taisha Shrine ©
Izumo Taisha Shrine

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nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Itsukushima Shrine Torii, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, and appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima journey planning website.

Getting from Matsue to Hiroshima by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome