7 days in Hiroshima & Okayama Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Hiroshima & Okayama Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Chugoku travel planner

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Train to Yokohama, Subway to Shin-Yokohama, Train to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
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Kurashiki
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Atomic Bomb Dome. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Mikasahama Beach, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, make a trip to Monokoto Store, and appreciate the history behind Memorial Tower to the Mobilized Students.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hiroshima trip maker site.

Yokosuka to Hiroshima is an approximately 6-hour combination of train and subway. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yokosuka in July: highs in Hiroshima hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can take a train to Kurashiki.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Kurashiki

— 2 nights
A town once known for its industriousness, today Kurashiki enjoys a reputation for its architecture and art.
Attractions like Ritsurin Garden and Life Park Kurashiki Science Center make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Kurashiki's surroundings by going to Okayama (Yumeji Art Museum (Yumeji-Kyodo Bijutsukan), Okayama Korakuen Garden, &more) and Tamamo Park (in Takamatsu). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Ohara Museum of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, examine the collection at Kurabo Memorial Hall, and make a trip to Kurashiki Ivy Square.

For photos and tourist information, go to the Kurashiki planner.

You can take a train from Hiroshima to Kurashiki in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kurashiki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Okayama Prefecture travel guide

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Gardens · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
Okayama Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on the main island of Honshu. The capital is the city of Okayama.HistoryPrior to the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the area of present-day Okayama Prefecture was divided between Bitchū, Bizen and Mimasaka Provinces. Okayama Prefecture was formed and named in 1871 as part of the large-scale administrative reforms of the early Meiji period (1868–1912), and the borders of the prefecture were set in 1876.GeographyOkayama Prefecture borders Hyōgo Prefecture, Tottori Prefecture, and Hiroshima Prefecture. It faces Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea and includes 90 islands in the sea.Okayama Prefecture is home to the historic town of Kurashiki. Most of the population is concentrated around Kurashiki and Okayama. The small villages in the northern mountain region are aging and declining in population - more than half of the prefectures municipalities are officially designated as depopulated.

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