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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37 users
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Kurashiki

City with a picturesque, historic canal area.

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366
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Visited by
837 users
4

Okayama

Famous for one of Japan's three best gardens.

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514
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Visited by
1197 users

Hiroshima Prefecture

1

Miyajima

Island known for its shrine and large torii gate.

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Visited by
2684 users
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Hiroshima

Regional capital with a tragic history.

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1970
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Visited by
4096 users
3

Onomichi

Port town with many slopes and temples.

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160
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Visited by
394 users
4

Tomonoura

Picturesque, old-fashioned fishing town.

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25
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Visited by
71 users

Yamaguchi Prefecture

1

Akiyoshidai

Karst plateau with large limestone cave.

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48
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Visited by
121 users
2

Iwakuni

Site of the picturesque Kintai-kyo Bridge.

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215
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Visited by
497 users
3

Hagi

Castle town with preserved samurai district.

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150
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Visited by
375 users
4

Yamaguchi

Pleasant city at the western end of Honshu.

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219
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Visited by
534 users

Tottori Prefecture

1

Mount Daisen

Tallest mountain in the Chugoku Region.

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51
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Visited by
159 users
2

Tottori

Prefectural capital known for its sand dunes.

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153
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Visited by
416 users

Shimane Prefecture

1

Matsue

Former castle town near Izumo Taisha.

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Visited by
523 users
2

Izumo

Site of Izumo Taisha, Japan's oldest shrine.

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30
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Visited by
334 users
3

Tsuwano

Rural town with nice samurai district.

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26
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Visited by
69 users
4

Iwami Ginzan

Former silver mine with world heritage status.

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45
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Visited by
133 users

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Page last updated: January 22, 2016