The middle land

Chugoku is a region of Japan located in the West of the main island of Honshu. Made of five prefectures, its biggest cities are notably Hiroshima and Okayama, as well as Miyajima island. Rural all along the Japanese Sea and more industrialized close to the Seto Inland Sea, the region shows an authentical tourism

The region of Chugoku offers a lot of interesting stopovers between Kansai and Kyushu. It is also separated from Shikoku by Seto Inland Sea.

Since its kanji are the same as those to describe China, the region is also called "San’in-San’yo".

Chugoku is made of five prefectures: Hiroshima, Okayama, Tottori, Shimane and Yamaguchi.

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How to get to Chugoku

Location reachable with the JRP : order your Japan Rail Pass (from ~US$ 281)

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