12 days in Hiroshima & Matsuyama Itinerary

12 days in Hiroshima & Matsuyama Itinerary

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1
Hiroshima
— 5 nights
2
Matsuyama
— 4 nights

5
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Let the collections at JMSDF Kure Museum and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Daishoin Temple and Hiroshima Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street (in Miyajima), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine Torii, Miyajima, &more) and Oda (Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine & Gungendo Honten). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, take an in-depth tour of Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Takehara Townscape Preservation Area.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Hiroshima road trip planning website.

Sacramento, USA to Hiroshima is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Sacramento to Hiroshima due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sacramento in February, with highs in Hiroshima at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Matsuyama.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Oda, JMSDF Kure Museum, Takehara Townscape Preservation Area
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 8:
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Daishoin Temple ©
Daishoin Temple
JMSDF Kure Museum ©
JMSDF Kure Museum

4
nights
Matsuyama

Matsuyama ©
Matsuyama features a number of historical sites and acts as a gateway for exploring the rest of Shikoku.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matsuyama Castle and Streets in Yokaichi-Gokoku Areas. Do your shopping at Michi-no-Eki Hiromimori no Sankaku Boshi and Karari Fresh Park Michi-no-Eki. Change things up with these side-trips from Matsuyama: Omori Japanese Candle Shop (in Uchiko-cho), Garyu Sanso (in Ozu) and Michi-no-Eki Hiyoshi Yumesanchi (in Kihoku-cho). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum, meet the residents at Ehime Tobe Zoo, buy something for everyone on your list at Emifull Masaki, and stop by Matsuyama Gintengai.

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You can ride a ferry from Hiroshima to Matsuyama in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Matsuyama

Shopping Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Uchiko-cho, Kihoku-cho, Garyu Sanso, Ehime Tobe Zoo, Emifull Masaki
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 12:
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Matsuyama Castle ©
Matsuyama Castle
Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum ©
Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum
Isaniwa Shrine ©
Isaniwa Shrine

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