Chugoku Travel Guide
Chugoku, which means central country in Japanese makes up the western part of the main island of Honshu.
It is recommended that you spend at least a week in the Chugoku region to fully explore its attractions.
The Main Attractions of Chugoku
Miyajima – Also known as Itsukushima, it is one of the most beautiful places in Japan famous for its shrine and large torii gate, it is less than an hour from Hiroshima city
Bizen – The Bizen region has been famous for its Bizen-yaki ceramics for centuries. A must see is the Shizutani School, a historic Edo Period school
Matsue – A former castle town with its castle Matsue-jo a 1611 original, and a fine example of a samurai residence. The Adachi Museum of Art has an award winning garden that is one of Japan’s best
Hagi – Historic city on the scenic Japan Sea coast with a beautifuly preserved samurai district as well as temples and shrines