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

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Kurashiki

City with a picturesque, historic canal area.
3.7 / 5
894
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Okayama

Famous for one of Japan's three best gardens.
3.5 / 5
1,271
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Miyajima•••

Island known for its shrine and large torii gate.
4.7 / 5
2,841
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Onomichi

Port town with many slopes and temples.
3.7 / 5
431
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Tomonoura

Picturesque, old-fashioned fishing town.
3.3 / 5
80
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Fukuyama

Second largest city in Hiroshima Prefecture.
93
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Akiyoshidai

Karst plateau with large limestone cave.
3.6 / 5
137
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Iwakuni

Site of the picturesque Kintai-kyo Bridge.
3.6 / 5
526
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Hagi

Castle town with preserved samurai district.
3.6 / 5
387
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Yamaguchi

Pleasant city at the western end of Honshu.
3.2 / 5
561
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Mount Daisen

Tallest mountain in the Chugoku Region.
3.4 / 5
177
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Tottori

Prefectural capital known for its sand dunes.
3.3 / 5
456
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Matsue

Former castle town near Izumo Taisha.
3.8 / 5
554
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Izumo

Site of Izumo Taisha, Japan's oldest shrine.
3.7 / 5
364
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Tsuwano

Rural town with nice samurai district.
3.7 / 5
77
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Iwami Ginzan

Former silver mine with world heritage status.
3.5 / 5
139
Page last updated: April 1, 2018