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San-yo Coast

The San-yo coast, being much more developed than its northern equivalent, the San-in coast,  has the excellent transport links one might expect. Shinkansen or ’bullet’ trains run between Himeji and Tokyo in four hours, Kyoto in one hour and Okayama in 30 minutes flat.

Two major sites for visitors are the cities of Hiroshima and Okayama. Hiroshima , site of the world’s first atom bomb and the region’s largest city, is the one place you’ll want to stop off en- route to or from Kyushu. If you only have a few days, you should also aim to take in the old town of Kurashiki as well as the island of Miyajima

At the eastern end of the San-yo coast, Okayama has one of Japan’s best kept and most famous gardens, Koraku-en , and is a good base for visiting the beautifully preserved Edo town of Kurashiki . (pictured above) Heading west along the coast, one of the treasures of Hiroshima Prefecture is the fishing village of Tomo-no-Ura with its evocative views across the Inland Sea. The port of Onomichi , just to the north, is also the jumping-off point for the laid-back island, Ikuchi-jima , home to Japan’s oddest temple complex and a wonderful art museum.

 

 

 

 
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