Western Honshu Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Western Honshu - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Hiroshima 12

Matsue 8

Hagi 5

Tsuwano 4

Miyajima 4

Okayama 3

Kurashiki 2

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Nagomi-no-Sato

  • Spa–Sight

Tsuwano puts its geothermal gifts to good use at the spa at this hot spring. Inside and out, the tubs have great views of the surrounding...

O-torii

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Miyajima's sea gate stands nearly 50 feet tall at the entrance to the cove where the ancient Shinto shrine is. This, the 18th version,...

Ohara Art Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

In 1930, noted art collector and founder Magosaburo Ohara built this Parthenon-style building to house a collection of Western art with...

Okayama-jo

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Painted a shadowy shade of black and set off dramatically by lead tiles and contrasting white vertical-slat shutters, Okayama's castle...

Shiomi Samurai Residence

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Built in 1730, this house belonged to the well-to-do Shiomi family, chief retainers to the daimyo. Note the separate servant quarters,...

Shizuki Koen

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Hagi's westernmost end is bounded on three sides by the sea. This large, lovely park contains the Hagi-jo ruins and Hana-no-e Teahouse.

Shukkei-en

  • Garden/Arboretum

Designed in 1630 by Lord Naga-akira Asano (the name means "shrunken scenery garden"), Shukkei-en resembles one once found around a famed...

Taikodani Inari Shrine

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This is one of the five most revered Inari shrines in Japan. Inari shrines are connected with the fox, a Shinto symbol of luck and cleverness...

Tamachi Mall

  • Pedestrian Mall

This is the busiest street in Hagi, with some 130 shops selling local products from Yamaguchi Prefecture. The shopping mood is addictive,...

Tsuwano Castle Ruins

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

The local castle was another casualty of the Meiji Restoration in the late 19th century, but from the derelict ruins there is an awesome...

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