10 days in Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

10 days in Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Hiroshima Prefecture Trip Planner
Make it your trip
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 Saikokuji Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Onomichi: Fukuyama (Fukuyama Castle & Tomo no Ura). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ishitsuchiyamakusari Shugyo, make a trip to Tenneiji Temple, and stroll through Senkoji & Senkoji Park.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Onomichi route planner.

New Delhi, India to Onomichi is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Japan Standard Time is 3.5 hours. 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

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 Hiroshima Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kamiyacho and Saijo. Explore Hiroshima's surroundings by going to Miyajima (Miyajima Omotesando Shopping Street, Momijidani Park, &more), Hatsukaichi (Gojuno To, Senjokaku, &more) and Bay Side Beach Saka (in Saka-cho). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Ground Zero, get engrossed in the history at Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, contemplate the long history of Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and explore the world behind art at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

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.