Chugoku

 

Japan’s  Chugoku  region  is  located  on  the  western  part of  the  main  island  of  Honshu.  Five  prefectures;  Hiroshima,  Okayama,  Shimane,  To”ori,  and  Yamaguchi comprise  the  Chugoku  region.  Filled  with  towns  and villages  that  are  seemingly  frozen  in  Kme,  virtually unchanged  over  a  course  of  centuries,  in  the  Chugoku region  you  can  experience  the rich  and  unique  history  of  Japan  and  the  region.

The  Chugoku  region  is  naturally  divided  by  the  Chugoku  Mountains.  The  northern  part  that  faces  the  Sea  of Japan  is  known  as  San’in,  or  “the  shaded  side  of  the  mountain”, while  San’you  denotes  the  side  of  the  mountains  blessed  by  the  sun’s  rays.  Together,  the  expansive  Sea  of  Japan  coastline  in  San’in,  with  the  sun of  the  San’you  region,  give  birth  to  an  area  that  is  abundant  in  natural  resources  despite  its  rather  mountainous  terrain.

 

 

Tours in the Chugoku Region

Heartland Japan offers the following tours inside the Kyushu prefecture. Please have a look!