15 days in Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

15 days in Hiroshima Prefecture Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Hiroshima Airport, Drive to Fukuyama
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Fukuyama
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mihara
— 5 nights
Drive
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Akiota-cho
— 1 night
Drive
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Hiroshima
— 4 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Singapore

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Fukuyama — 3 nights

City of Roses

A trip to Fukuyama, a riverside city known for its fragrant roses, is not complete without a visit to its main attraction, a quaint port village lined with old wooden houses and fishing boats.
Popular historic sites such as Io-ji Temple and Fukuyama Hachimangu are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Fukuyama side-trips: Fuchu (Nishibo Jojuji Temple, Kompira Shrine, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Fukuyama Castle, snap pictures at Utsumi Ohashi Bridge, contemplate the long history of Kusadoinari Shrine, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amida-ji Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Fukuyama day trip planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Fukuyama is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Fukuyama. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Fukuyama hover around 9°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mihara.
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Mihara — 5 nights

Mitsuki Hachiman-gu and Okunoshima Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mihara: Takehara (Okunoshima Island, Takehara Townscape Preservation Area, &more) and Miyoshi (Hiroshima Miyoshi Fudoki No Oka & Ozekiyama Park).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mihara trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Fukuyama to Mihara in an hour. December in Mihara sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Akiota-cho.
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Akiota-cho — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): cruise along Ajisai Road, then don't miss a visit to Old Sandankyo Station, then take in nature's colorful creations at Yoshimizuen, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Ini Rice Terraces.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Akiota-cho road trip planning tool.

Getting from Mihara to Akiota-cho by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Akiota-cho, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hiroshima.
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Hiroshima — 4 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 Atomic Bomb Dome and Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima. Change things up with these side-trips from Hiroshima: Matsuyama (Matsuyama Castle & Thermal Spas) and Hatsukaichi (Daishoin Temple, Itsukushima Shrine, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Hiroshima Castle, appreciate the history behind The Cenotaph, take in nature's colorful creations at Shukkei-en Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hiroshima route website.

Traveling by car from Akiota-cho to Hiroshima takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) 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.

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