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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

Kurashiki

City with a picturesque, historic canal area.
3.7 / 5
872

Okayama

Famous for one of Japan's three best gardens.
3.5 / 5
1,242

Onomichi

Port town with many slopes and temples.
3.7 / 5
419
Town/Neighborhood

Tomonoura

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

Fukuyama

Second largest city in Hiroshima Prefecture.
85

Iwakuni

Site of the picturesque Kintai-kyo Bridge.
3.6 / 5
519

Hagi

Castle town with preserved samurai district.
3.6 / 5
383

Yamaguchi

Pleasant city at the western end of Honshu.
3.2 / 5
555

Mount Daisen

Tallest mountain in the Chugoku Region.
3.4 / 5
173

Tottori

Prefectural capital known for its sand dunes.
3.3 / 5
444

Matsue

Former castle town near Izumo Taisha.
3.8 / 5
550

Izumo

Site of Izumo Taisha, Japan's oldest shrine.
3.7 / 5
356

Tsuwano

Rural town with nice samurai district.
3.7 / 5
74

Iwami Ginzan

Former silver mine with world heritage status.
3.5 / 5
138
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