Discover Hiroshima & Shikoku in Yurutabi style

Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu. Firework displays are well known Summer activities in Japan. And the Miyajima Water Fireworks Festival is renowned for the gorgeous splendor of its fireworks and water fireworks is the key of this festival. The fireworks fan out under the backdrop of Itsukushima Shrine's great torii gate, it forms a unique summer night sky that you must never forget. Apart from that, Hiroshima has many cultural museums and spots that worth a visit.

After your visit to Hiroshima, it is convenient to stop over in Shikoku, which is on the opposite shore of Hiroshima. If you are a new visitor of Shikoku, we also recommend you plan your trip by getting through Osaka, so you can balance the limelight in Osaka with the relaxing experience in Shikoku.

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Things to do - Hiroshima

Miyajima by the sea Fireworks

Date: 26 Aug 2017

Miyajima-on-the-Sea Fireworks Display is one of the most famous in Japan. 5000 fireworks explode over the sea silhouetting Itsukushima Shrine’s O-torii. Please expect huge crowds and recommend you to get there earlier for a good spot.

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum shows the history of Hiroshima (Hiroshima-no-ayumi) dealing with the A-bomb exposure period by presenting picture panels, films, and figures. It gives detail background on the devastation caused by the atomic bomb.

Near the museum, there is another historical landmark, The A-Bomb Dome. It was designed by a Czech architect in 1915, had been used as the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. In 1912, the National Confectionery Exposition was held in this place. From that exposition, Baumkuchen was sold in Japan for the first time. Since the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall was located only around 160 meters from the hypocenter, the building was blown up, and all those inside the building died. However, the building was not destroyed completely because the blast of the atomic bomb, which was vaporized in the air, prevented it from totally collapsing. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

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Itsuku-shima-jinja Shrine

Itsuku-shima-jinja Shrine, located in Miyajima, Hatsukaichi City in southwestern Hiroshima, is a unique shrine that looks as if it is floating in the sea. It was inscribed as a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1996. Twenty-one buildings are laid out around the main sanctuary, all buildings are connected with corridors painted in red that extend to encircle the main sanctuary. The combined length of the corridors is 300 meters. The layout was designed to make the shrine look like a bird stretching its wings when viewed from the opposite shore.

The O-torii Gate in the sea is the symbol of Miyajima, it is usually half submerged in the sea, but you can walk to it from the seashore at low tide.

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Things to do - Ehime

Dogo-onsen Hot Spring

Dogo-onsen Hot Spring, located in Matsuyama, the capital of Ehime, is the oldest spa in Japan, which is said to have 3,000 year history. The Main Building (Honkan), is the first public bathhouse designated as an important cultural asset in its 100 years anniversary. It is also known as a model of the bathhouse of gods in Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film “Spirited Away”. Moreover, the Honkan has a special bath called “Yushinden”. It is the bath exclusive to the Imperial Family, which is only one of its kinds in Japan (a sightseeing tour provided). Take a bath and relax in cotton yukata in a spacious tatami salon, or a private room with tea and sweets.

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Botchan Ressha

The Botchan Ressha is a diesel-powered replica of a small-gauge steam locomotive installed in the city of Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan in 1888 as the original Iyo Railway. "Not only was it the first railway in Shikoku but it was also the third private railway in Japan." The train was depicted in Natsume Sōseki's 1906 novel, Botchan, looking as dinky as a matchbox. Since resuming service in October 2001, the streetcars are once again running through the city of Matsuyama and are now a popular tourist attraction.

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Matsuyama Castle

Matsuyama Castle, with its constrcution starting in 1603, was completed in 1627 by Kato Yoshiaki, who had once served under the hegemon Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the ruler of Japan in the latter half of the 16th century. It stands on the summit of Katsu-yama, which is positioned almost in the middle of Matsuyama, and the castle building, stone walls and moat with the donjon at the center retain their former images well. The donjon was originally a five-tiered building but was renovated as a three-tiered structure in the 17th century. This donjon was destroyed in a fire afterwards, and the existing one was built in 1854.

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Things to do - Kagawa

Kotohira-gu Shrine

Kotohira-gu, located in Kotohira-cho, Kagawa Prefecture, is sacred to Omononushi-no-Kami and Emperor Sutoku. While the date of its establishment is not known, the shrine is known to have been the object of veneration from early times. The guardian deity for navigation and fishing, as well as the headquarters of many branch shrines, Kotohira-gu is known affectionately across the country as “Konpira-san.” The Juichimen-Kannon (an eleven-faced statue of a standing goddess of mercy) has been designated an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government.

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Naoshima

Nao-shima Island is a small island with a population of about 3,400 people, situated in the Seto Inland Sea. It was selected by Conde Nast Traveler, an American sightseeing magazine, as one of the "seven places in the world you should see next." 

 

Benesse Art Site Naoshima is an attempt to produce an utterly new type of space and experience by setting contemporary art and architecture amidst the beauty of nature. The site includes Benesse House, a museum where you can spend the night that was designed by renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando.

Tadao Ando also designed the Chichu Art Museum, where "Water Lilies" by Claude Monet, and works by James Turrell and more other contemporary artists, are displayed in its permanent collections. The museum has a beautiful garden featuring plants that were cherished by Monet, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of his works.

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Things to do - Tokushima

 

The Otsuka Museum of Art

The Otsuka Museum of Art is a "Ceramic board masterpiece art museum" with the largest exhibition space in Japan (total floor of 29,412 square meters). There are more than 1,000 replicas of priceless masterpieces of Western art selected by a committee of 6, from ancient murals to modern paintings, and collection from more than 190 art museums in 25 countries worldwide. These masterpieces are reproduced to their original size using special techniques by the Otsuka Ohmi Ceramics Co., Ltd.

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Naruto Strait

Naruto Strait with its violently whirling currents is located between Hyogo and Tokushima. The rise and fall of the tides produced by the gravitational attraction of the moon and the sun create dynamic whirling currents depending on the topography. The current is as fast as 20km per hour at the time of spring and autumn tides. Because the best time to see whirling waves is different depending on the day, it is important to plan your schedule in advance.

The ocean promenade “Uzu-no-michi” is convenient for access to the whirlpool. You can experience the thrilling view through the glass floors of an observatory at 45 meters above the sea. The whirlpool ship “Kanrinmaru” of the Uzushio Cruise also offers views of the whirling waves.

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Iya Valley Area

Iya Valley Area is situated in the western part of Tokushima and is a part of the Mt. Tsurugi Quasi-National Park.

Nana Magari (Seven Curves) is known as the most dangerous spot in the valley. The Statue of Peeing Boy stands on the overhanging rock and as the tale goes, it was build there to ward off the young daredevils who would come here to urinate off the rock to show their bravery. It stands at a height of 200 meters from the bottom of the valley and it will make you cringe just by glancing down below.

The vine bridge over the Iya River is called Iya no Kazurabashi (Vine Bridges in the Iya Valley) and this suspension bridge is 45 meters long and 2 meters wide, and is 14 meters above the water. Rebuilt every three years, this bridge is designated as a national important folkloric property and is one of Japan's three rare bridges.

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Things to do - Kochi

 

Cape Muroto

Cape Muroto is located at the eastern end of Tosa Bay and is covered with subtropical flowers such as hibiscus. The cape has been designated Muroto-Anan Coastal National Park. At the tip of the cape is a walking course, which winds its way 1.4 kilometers through the boulders that lie along the coastline.

Muroto boasts whale watching and boat tours in recent years. Except the typhoon season, it is very likely you will be able to see sperm whales up to 15 meters in length. Schools of dolphins are also a common sight.

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Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum

Kochi is proud of its most famous son, Sakamoto Ryoma. A bold political reformer on the late 19th century, Sakamoto was an instrumental figure in the political revolution that led to the Meiji Restoration of 1868. His life and work are commemorated in this museum located on a bluff overlooking the boundless Pacific Ocean.

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Photo source: JNTO, Otsuka Museum, IYO Railway, Kochi Prefecture

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