12 days in Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

12 days in Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hiroshima Prefecture Trip Planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Hiroshima Airport, Drive to Onomichi
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Onomichi
— 5 nights
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Hiroshima
— 6 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to New Delhi

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Onomichi

— 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Takehara Townscape Preservation Area and Senkoji & Senkoji Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art and Kojoji Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Onomichi side-trips: Fukuyama (Fukuyama Castle, Tomo no Ura, &more) and Okunoshima Island (in Takehara). The adventure continues: make a trip to Tenneiji Temple, snap pictures at Innoshima Bridge, and step off the mainland to explore Mukaishima.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Onomichi road trip site.

New Delhi, India to Onomichi is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Onomichi. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in March; daily highs in Onomichi reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Onomichi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 14:

Hiroshima

— 6 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.
Popular historic sites such as Former Naval Academy and Daishoin Temple are in your itinerary. Fukuromachi Elementary School Peace Museum and Saijo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Hatsukaichi (Gojuno To, Senjokaku, &more), Bay Side Beach Saka (in Saka-cho) and Miyajima (Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, Momijidani Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Setonaikai, see the interesting displays at JMSDF Kure Museum, explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, and contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima trip maker site.

You can take a train from Onomichi to Hiroshima in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Hiroshima, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 20:

Hiroshima Prefecture travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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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