General

Tour Route: Iwakuni – Suo-Oshima – Hiroshima City – Miyajima

Day 1: go to Suo-Oshima after visiting Kintaibashi in Iwakuni

Kintaibashi – one of Japan’s most famous sights, the bridge with a series of five wooden arches was originally built in 1673.

Suo-Oshima – A laid back island with gorgeous nature and friendly locals. It’s the third largest island in the Seto Inland Sea, and is known affectionately as the “Hawaii of Setouchi”.
Enjoy the beautiful beaches, sunsets and hikes. Or just relax and enjoy the tranquility.
Stay: Ishinabe Tei Ryokan
Meals: breakfast at the ryokan, lunch: no, dinner at the ryokan

Day 2: Suo-Oshima

Free time
Stay: Ishinabe Tei Ryokan
Meals: breakfast at the ryokan, lunch: no, dinner at the ryokan

Day 3: Hiroshima

Hiroshima, located on Honshu Island, is younger than many Japanese cities, less than 500 years old, but its fate was forever sealed in history on August 6, 1945, when it became the first city in the world to have an atomic bomb dropped on it. Thus, the city’s attractions center around peace: Peace Park, Peace Memorial and Peace Memorial Museum.
Stay: Sheraton Grand Hotel Hiroshima
Meals: breakfast at the hotel, lunch: no diner: no

Day 4: Miyajima

Transportation: 1 hour by train & ferry, or direct boats from Hiroshima city.

Miyajima, the Shrine Island, a world Heritage site, is one of the most scenic spots in Japan. It has long been regarded as an Island of Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. The giant Torii gate of Itsukushima Shrine seems to float on the water at high tide.
There are a few hiking trails leading up to Mt. Misen. You can enjoy the abundant nature of the virgin forest, and great seasonal views.
Stay: Sheraton Grand Hotel Hiroshima
Meals: breakfast at the hotel, lunch: no, diner: no

Day 5: leave Miyajima

If you would like to explore Setouchi area by video please take a look Ms Kerry Ferro videos:

Activities

Walking, Exploring, History

Itinerary

Day 1: go to Suo- Oshima after visiting Kintaibashi in Iwakuni

Stay: Ishinabe Tei Ryokan
Meals: breakfast at the ryokan, lunch: no, dinner at the ryokan

Day 2: Suo- Oshima

Stay: Ishinabe Tei Ryokan
Meals: breakfast at the ryokan, lunch: no, dinner at the ryokan

Day 3: Hiroshima

Stay: Sheraton Grand Hotel Hiroshima
Meals: breakfast at the hotel, lunch: no diner: no

Day 4: Miyajima

Stay: Sheraton Grand Hotel Hiroshima
Meals: breakfast at the hotel, lunch: no diner: no

Day 5: leave Miyajima

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Suo-Oshima (Yamaguchi Prefecture)

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Hiroshima (Hiroshima Prefecture)

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