Chugoku

18 Things to Do in Hiroshima, Japan’s Western Prefecture of History and Culture

Hiroshima Prefecture is in western Honshu, Japan’s main island. It is home to the beautiful Miyajima Island, one of the Nihon-Sankei, or three most scenic spots of Japan. The prefecture’s capital, also called Hiroshima, is a vibrant and modern city, home to the Peace Memorial Park and the Genbaku Dome, the only surviving building in…

Bask in a Sea of Flowers All Year Round at the Largest Flower Park in Japan!

Want to view the most colorful blooms in Japan but concerned about the weather or season not being in your favor? Do you want to visit a very unique and enormous garden set against the backdrop of a magnificent mountain which allows you to view the flowers all year round without being affected by natural…

Top 30 Hotels in Beautiful Hiroshima for an Unforgettable Trip in 2017

Located in the west of Honshu, Japan’s largest island, Hiroshima is a city steeped in history, tradition, and the buzz of a busy metropolis. This friendly city truly has something for any visitor with fascinating museums and historical sights, festivals all year round, and an array of shopping and restaurant areas. This city attracts many…

Interested to See a Different Type of Japanese Castle? Check This One in Okayama!

I’m very interested in Japan’s history and thus, castles are always a must-see for me. So far I’ve visited at least a couple dozen of them. I’ve seen castles of different shapes and sizes, varying among originals, reconstructions, and ruins. However, until my recent visit to Okayama, I’d never seen a castle like Kinojo Castle…

Explore Akiyoshidai, Japan’s Otherworldly National Park in Yamaguchi Prefecture

Japan has no shortage of beautiful sceneries. You can find almost everything in the country, from gorgeous mountains, ancient forests, picturesque beaches, and even sand dunes. One of the most unique spots is located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, the southernmost part of Honshu. Akiyoshidai Quasi-National Park is home to a staggering number of karst formations that…

Make Your Trip to Shimane Memorable at This Traditional Japanese Guest House

A lot of travelers nowadays opt to search for lodging that is affordable but still has great service. Among the popular choices for them are guest houses. A guest house is a private house that offers accommodations and is quite similar to a bed and breakfast type of lodging. Across Japan, there are various guest…

Visit the Japanese Museum Dedicated Solely to Pears!

The Chugoku region of Japan, especially the San’in area, is one of the most beautiful and interesting places in Japan with curious landscapes and several nice cities. San’in is a vast region with an area of 11,680 sq. km comprising the Tottori and Shimane prefectures which are famous for agriculture and commerce. Due to its…

Visit the Japanese Radish Island which Overflows with Ginseng and Peonies

Daikonjima, which translates to English as Radish Island, is a volcanic island that can be reached by bus from Matsue in Shimane Prefecture. It is extremely famous for two things: Korean ginseng and Japanese peonies. Although the whole island is formed out of volcanos and covered with ash, it has been known for agriculture since…

Relax in These 3 Famous Japanese Gardens in Tottori Prefecture

Tottori is a Japanese prefecture in the Chugoku region, famous for its sand dunes and beautiful gardens. If you’re in need for some relaxation in nature, visit these three famous and beautiful gardens in Tottori. They can offer plenty of stunning views and tranquility, amidst which you can relax and enjoy the nature around you.…
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