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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.

Top destinations in Chugoku

Okayama Prefecture

Okayama

Famous for one of Japan's three best gardens.
76%
1,210
Hiroshima Prefecture
Yamaguchi Prefecture

Iwakuni

Site of the picturesque Kintai-kyo Bridge.
78%
503

Hagi

Castle town with preserved samurai district.
78%
378

Yamaguchi

Pleasant city at the western end of Honshu.
72%
541
Tottori Prefecture

Tottori

Prefectural capital known for its sand dunes.
74%
424
Shimane Prefecture

Izumo

Site of Izumo Taisha, Japan's oldest shrine.
80%
343

Tsuwano

Rural town with nice samurai district.
80%
72
Page last updated: January 22, 2016