10 days in Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

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


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 Takehara Townscape Preservation Area and Fukuyama Castle. Go for a jaunt from Onomichi to Fukuyama to see Tomo no Ura about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saikokuji Temple, stroll through Senkoji & Senkoji Park, and don't miss a visit to Tenneiji Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Onomichi journey planner.

New Delhi, India to Onomichi is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from New Delhi to Onomichi, you'll lose 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in March, with highs in Onomichi at 13°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Hiroshima.
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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 Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saijo and Senjokaku. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Bay Side Beach Saka (in Saka-cho), Hatsukaichi (Gojuno To, Mikasahama Beach, &more) and Miyajima (Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, Momijidani Park, &more). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Kamiyacho, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, see the interesting displays at JMSDF Kure Museum, 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.
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Hiroshima Prefecture travel guide

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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.