Washū-zan

Climb Washū-zan and watch the sun set over the Seto Ōhashi bridge and the islands of the Inland Sea.

Tomonoura

Wander the narrow, twisting streets of this picturesque port with a famous view of the Inland Sea.

Ikuchi-jima

Make a day-trip to the easy-going island for a peek at Japan’s craziest temple, Kōsan-ji, and the wonderful collection of Hirayama Ikuo’s paintings.

Miyajima

Watch the summer fireworks explode over Itsukushima-jinja’s magnificent torii, or view the island’s spectacular autumn foliage.

Tsuwano

Explore this picturesque old castle town by bicycle, then climb up to the Taikodani Inari-jinja through a tunnel of over a thousand red torii.

Adachi Museum of Art

Enjoy the museum’s exquisite gardens, ranked the best in Japan by the Journal of Japanese Gardening every year since 2003.

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