9 days in Hiroshima & Sakaiminato Itinerary

9 days in Hiroshima & Sakaiminato Itinerary

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9 days in Hiroshima & Sakaiminato Itinerary

Start: Hiroshima
1
Hiroshima
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sakaiminato
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Hiroshima

6
nights
Hiroshima

Hiroshima ©
Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
Get out of town with these interesting Hiroshima side-trips: Mt. Misen (in Miyajima), Hatsukaichi (Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, & more) and Yamato Museum (in Kure). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, pause for some photo ops at The Cenotaph, see the interesting displays at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, and head outdoors with Mizuho Highland.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hiroshima attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Hiroshima Airport, Okayama Airport and Takamatsu Airport. January in Hiroshima sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sakaiminato.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hatsukaichi, Yamato Museum, Tobishima Kaido, Ruriko Temple Five-Story Pagoda, Kintaikyo Bridge
Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 2:
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Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima ©
Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome ©
Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum ©
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

2
nights
Sakaiminato

Sakaiminato ©
Sakaiminato is a city in Tottori Prefecture, Japan.HistoryAn Imperial decree in July 1899 established Sakai as an open port for trading with the United States and the United Kingdom.Sakaiminato was founded on April 1, 1956. Explore Sakaiminato's surroundings by going to Adachi Museum of Art (in Yasugi), Minatoyama Park (in Yonago) and Matsue (Yaegaki Shrine & Matsue Castle). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Shinji Lake, don't miss a visit to The Mizuki Shigeru Road, see the interesting displays at Mizuki Shigeru Museum, and get your bearings at Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Sakaiminato attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Hiroshima to Sakaiminato takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Sakaiminato can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Sakaiminato

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Matsue, Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo, Shinji Lake, Minatoyama Park, Adachi Museum of Art
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 4:
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Mizuki Shigeru Museum ©
Mizuki Shigeru Museum
Matsue Castle ©
Matsue Castle
Adachi Museum of Art ©
Adachi Museum of Art

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