10 days in Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

10 days in Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hiroshima Prefecture Trip Planner

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Fly to Hiroshima Airport, Drive to Onomichi
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Onomichi
— 4 nights
Train
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Hiroshima
— 5 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Delhi

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Onomichi

— 4 nights
A port city next to the inland sea, Onomichi maintains a small-town feel and a domestic reputation for well-preserved landmarks, quiet streets, and traditions.
Visiting Sensui Island and Okunoshima Island will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saikokuji Temple and Ishitsuchiyamakusari Shugyo. Change things up with these side-trips from Onomichi: Takehara Townscape Preservation Area (in Takehara) and Fukuyama (Fukuyama Castle & Tomo no Ura). The adventure continues: make a trip to Tenneiji Temple and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senkoji & Senkoji Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Onomichi trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Onomichi is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in March, expect Onomichi to be colder, temps between 13°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Onomichi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 13:

Hiroshima

— 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Miyajima and Senjokaku. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kamiyacho and JMSDF Kure Museum. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Hatsukaichi (Gojuno To, Mikasahama Beach, &more), Saijo (in Higashihiroshima) and Miyajima (Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, Momijidani Park, &more). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Bay Side Beach Saka, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, pause for some photo ops at Peace Bell, and get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip planner.

Take a train from Onomichi to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Hiroshima can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:

Hiroshima Prefecture travel guide

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Historic Sites · History Museums · Islands
Hiroshima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on Honshu island. The capital is the city of Hiroshima. It has a population of around 2.8 million.HistoryThe area around Hiroshima was formerly divided into Bingo Province and Aki Province. This location has been a center of trade and culture since the beginning of Japan's recorded history. Hiroshima is a traditional center of the Chūgoku region and was the seat of the Mōri clan until the Battle of Sekigahara.Hiroshima is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Atomic Dome in Hiroshima, one of the few remnants of prewar Hiroshima following the atomic bombing in 1945;The Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, famed for filling with water and appearing to "float" during high tide.GeographyHiroshima prefecture lies in the middle of Chūgoku. Most of the prefecture consists of mountains leading towards Shimane Prefecture; and rivers produce rich plains near the coast.The province faces Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea. Hiroshima Bay opens on the Inland Sea. The prefecture also includes many small islands.

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