Chugoku & Shikoku Region

Let’s venture out to the wonderland of the Chugoku & Shikoku region! This region boasts wonderful festivals and beautiful places for everyone to visit!

Hiroshima

Make the most of your trip in Hiroshima by visiting the Peace Memorial Park. Observe the Atomic Bomb Dome and visit the Peace memorial museum to learn more about thebackground of this historical site.

Also, don’t miss the beautiful view of the iconic Itsukushima shrine! The mystical floating shrine is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Peace Memorial Park.

Go further and explore Hiroshima’s tasty cuisine! Never leave the city without savouring the famous okonomiyaki pancakes containing fried noodles!

Okayama

Delight yourself with the fruity flavours of Okayama! The place is blessed with mild climate all year round,making it the perfect ground for growing fruits. You can experience fruit picking in several fruit farms and get to taste the juicy and high-quality fruits!

Get the chance to dress up in a Kimono when you visit the Okayama castle. Make sure to pose for great photos while you’re there!

For a beautiful and tranquil experience, witness the stunning garden landscapes of Okayama Korakuen!

Shimane

If you are looking for a crowd-free getaway, this is the perfect destination! It lies along the sea of Japan coast and is also the second least-densely populated prefecture in the country.

One of the best places to visit is the amazing Matsue Castle, located in Matsue City. Another place that will give you the historical feel will be the Izumo Taisha Shrine. As you go further down Shimane, you will discover Japan’s largest silver mine in IwamiGinzan.

Head to Oki Islands where the pristine water is perfect for snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing & kayaking.

Tottori

Tottori City features a vast stretch of sand dunes, which is a rare and unique sight even in Japan. Go barefoot and feel the warm, delicate sand underneath your feet.

There’s nothing better than soaking in the onsen with spectacular views and lush greenery! Be sure to check out the quaint hot springs around Tottori – MisakiyaTomo and Hinomaru!

You can also enjoy hiking at Mt. Daisen& Mt. Mitoku!

Yamaguchi

Set in the peaceful countryside, Yamaguchi Prefecture is the perfect place to unwind. As you wander around Yamaguchi, you will be captivatedby a beautiful plateau. Akiyoshidai is a massive grassland with traces of white limestone on its surface. Go further in to explore the underneath of the plateau, where the Akiyoshido cave lies.

Ehime

Witness the outstanding coastline that surrounds Ehime capital city in Matsuyama.

Go for a hot bath at the DogoOnsen. This bathhouse wasthe inspiration behind an award winning Japanese animation film.

Kagawa

When you are visiting Kagawa, don’t miss the opportunity to savour its famous Sanukiudon! The hearty dish is loved by many people across Japan.

Right at its capital city in Takamatsu, feast your eyes on the beautiful Ritsurin Garden. After a long walk at the park, be sure to relax and unwind at any of the teahouses.

Hop on to the islands of Naoshima and Shodoshima for some great adventure. Both islands are situated within the Kagawa prefecture on the Seto Inland Sea.

Kōchi

Have a splashing good time in Kochi! The prefecture is well-known for its crystal-clear blue rivers, beaches and beautiful mountains. You can enjoy kayaking in the serene river of Shimanto or surf in the clear waters of the pacific ocean that surrounds the Kochi coastline.

As you explore down the east coast, you will discover the Muroto Geopark. Take your time to roam around the geopark and witness the great geological formations that has earned it its UNESCO Global Geopark status.

Tokushima

Nestled on the eastern side of the island of Shikoku, Tokushima offers picturesque scenery of nature and the best outdoor thrills. Hop on a sightseeing boat along the Shikoku coast of the Naruto strait and witness the tidal whirlpools.

Enjoy being tipsy while you’re in Awa Ikeda for its fine Japanese sake! This town is affectionately called Shikoku no Nada by the locals, referencing it to Kobe’s famed Nada district which is renowned for being the top sake producing region in Japan.