Chugoku Region

Chugoku Region

The Chugoku Region (中国地方, Chūgoku Chihō, literally "central country") makes up the western part of Japan's main island Honshu. It is commonly subdivided into the heavily urbanized and industrialized Sanyo Region along the Seto Inland Sea coast and the much more rural Sanin Region along the Sea of Japan coast.

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Okayama Prefecture

1

Inujima Island

Small island turned into a modern art site.

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33 users
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Kurashiki

City with a picturesque, historic canal area.

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358
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Visited by
812 users
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Okayama

Famous for one of Japan's three best gardens.

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Visited by
1153 users

Hiroshima Prefecture

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Miyajima

Island known for its shrine and large torii gate.

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Visited by
2585 users
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Hiroshima

Regional capital with a tragic history.

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Visited by
3950 users
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Onomichi

Port town with many slopes and temples.

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Visited by
376 users
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Tomonoura

Picturesque, old-fashioned fishing town.

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Visited by
65 users

Yamaguchi Prefecture

1

Akiyoshidai

Karst plateau with large limestone cave.

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Visited by
108 users
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Iwakuni

Site of the picturesque Kintai-kyo Bridge.

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204
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Visited by
472 users
3

Hagi

Castle town with preserved samurai district.

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Visited by
363 users
4

Yamaguchi

Pleasant city at the western end of Honshu.

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212
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Visited by
517 users

Tottori Prefecture

1

Mount Daisen

Tallest mountain in the Chugoku Region.

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Visited by
153 users
2

Tottori

Prefectural capital known for its sand dunes.

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148
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Visited by
395 users

Shimane Prefecture

1

Matsue

Former castle town near Izumo Taisha.

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Visited by
507 users
2

Izumo

Site of Izumo Taisha, Japan's oldest shrine.

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Visited by
306 users
3

Tsuwano

Rural town with nice samurai district.

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Visited by
60 users
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Iwami Ginzan

Former silver mine with world heritage status.

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44
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Visited by
129 users

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Page last updated: January 22, 2016