Introducing a driving tour of popular dining and sightseeing spots
starting from Airport and covering Chugoku and Shikoku Region.
The service area is one of the largest in western Japan, with restaurants, fast food, cafes, and specialty shops.
Take a leisurely break at the large service area, with its many shopping and dining options. It is also a great place to have a drink or a soft-serve ice cream at a coffee shop while enjoying the nature outside.
Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Site and a national treasure, is an unmissable spot if you really want to understand Japan!
The castle was built in the early Edo period, but is still standing today. Since the restoration in March 2015, many people visit in order to see the beautiful white castle tower. Please enjoy the historical atmosphere and the gorgeous views of the castle.
Let's soak up the atmosphere of the beautiful moats, the willow-tree avenue, lines of townhouses including white-walled Samurai residences and storehouses from the Edo period.
The rich and vibrant atmosphere of the town remains, and the area has been a popular tourist attraction for a long time, having been opened to the public as a preservation and sightseeing district. It is also a perfect photo spot and a great place to sample various local foods!
New specialties to satisfy your bellies! The key to getting the most out of this service area is effective use of takeout.
You can enjoy juicy fried chicken made with famous Hiroshima soy sauce and Setouchi lemon, as well as rose ice cream unique to Rose Town.
Where can you see the famous symbolic views of Onomichi, a town beloved by the Japanese literati?
Onomichi is a beautiful town facing the Seto Inland Sea. From the grounds of Senko-ji Temple, you can enjoy a view of the town's scenery, and this spectacular panorama is well worth seeing! It is also famous for its night views.
You can visit both a world heritage symbol of anti-nuclear peace, and a historical symbol of Hiroshima together.
Most of the people who come to Hiroshima visit the park, which was built at ground zero, in order to pray for permanent world peace. From there, Hiroshima Castle is close enough to reach on foot! It is also close to the busy downtown district of Kamiyacho so you can do everything from shopping to dining and even stay in the area. How about trying the local specialty, hiroshima-yaki (Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki)?
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