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Miyajima [Hiroshima]
VISIT | Hiroshima, Okayama, Matsue, Naoshima

Chugoku Region of Japan

Kyushu Region of Japan

day 1

Miyajima and Hiroshima

Morning: Go from Hiroshima to Miyajima Island by JR (25 min) and ferry (10 min); Visit Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site, and stroll the Mt. Misen area;Enjoy "Hiroshima-yaki" (a savory local dish) for lunch.
Afternoon:Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Museum. (Listening to the account of an A-bomb survivor can also be arranged, by request.)
Evening: Stay at a comfortable hotel in Hiroshima.

day 2

Saijo and Okayama

Morning: Go from Hiroshima to Saijo by JR (35 min);Visit sake breweries in Saijo. (A premium sake tasting opportunity can also be arranged, by request.)
Afternoon: Go from Hiroshima to Okayama by JR Shinkansen (40 min); Visit Korakuen Garden, one of Japan's three most beautiful gardens.
Evening: Stay at a comfortable hotel in Okayama.

day 3

Matsue

Morning: Go from Okayama to Matsue by JR (2 hours and 30 min);
Visit Matsue Castle and stroll the castle town.
(A 30-minute boat ride along the moat can also be arranged, by request.) Enjoy famous Izumo soba buckwheat noodles.
Evening: Stay at a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) in nearby Tamatsukuri Onsen Hot Spring resort.

day 4

Yasugi and Kurashiki

Morning: Go from Matsue to Yasugi by JR (15 min);
Visit the Adachi Museum, renowned for its authentic Japanese garden, a three-star rating by Michelin;
Afternoon: Go from Yasugi to Kurashiki by JR (2 hours and 10 min);
Visit Ohara Art Museum and stroll the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter.
Evening: Stay at Ryokan Kurashiki in the historical quarte.

day 5

Naoshima

Morning and Afternoon: Go from Kurashiki to Naoshima Island by JR (1 hour) and ferry (20 min); Visit Chichu Art Museum and Art House Project.
Evening: Stay at Hotel Benesse House, located within the Benesse Art Museum. (A guided tour of the museum can also be arranged, by request.)

day 6

Naoshima

Morning: Go from Naoshima to Okayama by ferry (20 min) and JR (50 min) or go from Naoshima to Takamatsu by speed boat (25 min) or ferry (60 min).

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