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Chūgoku is the westernmost part of the main Japanese island Honshu. Aside from Hiroshima, most of Chugoku is probably well off the beaten track for a brief visit to Japan; but if time permits, you'll find a region full of memorable sights and experiences, and a side of Japan that's completely unlike the better-known destinations in Kansai and Kanto.

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Hiroshima is an industrial city of wide boulevards and criss-crossing rivers, located along the coast of the Seto Inland Sea.
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Okayama is a major transit hub for western Japan. But with white peaches, a brooding black castle, and the famous garden of Kōrakuen, there are plenty of reasons to catch a later train and get out of the station to explore.

Matsue is an old castle town at the heart of Izumo Province, and with a population of approximately 207,000 is its largest city.
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Okayama prefecture is in the western Chugoku region of the main Japanese island Honshu.
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Hiroshima prefecture is in the western Chugoku region of the main Japanese island Honshu.
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Shimane prefecture is in the western Chugoku region of the main Japanese island Honshu.
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Yamaguchi prefecture is in the western Chugoku region of the main Japanese island Honshu.
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Tottori prefecture is in the western Chugoku region of the main Japanese island Honshu.
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Chugoku

  • Location:  , ,
  • Population:  7,560,000
  • Latitude of center:  35° 3' (35.05°) north
  • Longitude of center:  134° 4' (134.0667°) east
  • Neighbors:  Kansai
  • Wikidata:  Chugoku
  • DMOZ Open Directory:  Chugoku
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Chūgoku region

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