Friday, May 25, 2018

CHUGOKU

中国地方

Located in the westernmost area of Honshu, Japan's main island, Chugoku is home to Shinto sacred sites, breathtaking islands dotting the Seto Inland Sea, castle towns, historic quarters and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Take the time to explore this off-the-beaten-path region of Japan.

Chugoku Region Shimane島根県 Tottori 鳥取県 Hiroshima広島県 Yamaguchi山口県 Okayama岡山県

Latest Articles from Chugoku Region

First Shrine visit of the year – Hatsumode

New Year's is one of the most important holidays on the Japanese calendar. During the Edo period and the old way of counting, everyone...

Japan’s 8 Best-Preserved Castle Towns

Original surviving Japanese castles are a rarity. Only a dozen retain their original keeps, though there are many more that lie in ruins or...

Top 4 Vegan & Vegetarian Ryokan Accommodations in Japan

Though many people say that it's difficult to be a vegetarian in Japan, the truth is Japan has centuries worth of tradition processing plants...

Ohara Museum

  The Ohara Museum of Art in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture, was the very first museum in Japan that exhibited Western and modern art. It is...

Tottori: The Desert of Japan

Yes, the following photo was taken in Japan.   This area is called Tottori Sakyu or Tottori Sand Dunes.  These hills of sand are 16 kilometers long from east...

Japan`s World Heritage Sites: Itsukushima Shrine – Hiroshima

Itsukushima Shrine: The Japanese Benchmark of Beauty Of all Japan's cultural heritage sites, Itsukushima Shrine is perhaps not just the most beautiful, but the most important for understanding...

World Heritage (6): Genbaku Dome

Genbaku Dome: Hiroshima's Relic of Hope Exactly 100 years ago, visitors flocked to admire the newly-built Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall - a proud symbol of modernism with its...

Picturesque Japan: Oki Islands

If Japan is still thought of by some as a sort of Galapagos, Oki islands - not to be confused with Okinawa - is...

Editor’s Pick: Top Three “Little Edo” Streets

For a feel of what it was like to live during the Edo era, one can head to an Edo themepark, but why pay...

Picturesque Japan: The Tottori Sand Dunes

Sand, camels, and...a refreshing sea breeze Surrounded by rippled sand dunes that sparkle with the reflection of the sun, you mount a camel and gaze upon what...

Picturesque Japan: The Great Seto Bridge

Breathtaking beauty at the world's longest two-tier bridge With its lofty white steel towers and gentle curves spanning across five islands, the Great Seto Bridge combines...

Where does this ghost train bring us?

A visit to ghost town, Sakaiminato