Chugoku

Articles and travel guides on famous and not so famous destinations in the Chūgoku Region (中国地方 Chūgoku-chihō): Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori and Yamaguchi

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  • Chugoku Travel Guide

    The Chūgoku Region (中国地方 Chūgoku-chihō) comprises the prefectures of Chugoku Region Hiroshima ((広島県 Hiroshima-ken) Okayama (岡山県 Okayama-ken)...
  • Futagamiyama Castle

    Futagamiyama Castle (二上山城 Futagamiyama-jō) is located in Iwami Town in Tottori Prefecture. It was a fortress constructed by Yamana Tokiuji (山名時氏),...
  1. Futagamiyama Castle

    Futagamiyama Castle (二上山城 Futagamiyama-jō) is located in Iwami Town in Tottori Prefecture. It was a fortress constructed by Yamana Tokiuji (山名時氏), a commander of the Nanboku-chō Period (1336 to 1392) when the Northern Court, supported by Shogun Ashikaga Takauji, and the Southern Court, established by Emperor Go-Daigo, confronted each other. Futagamiyama Castle was the base of the Yamana clan in Inaba Province (modern-day eastern Tottori) in 1350’s until 1466. The Yamana were most influential during the Muromachi Period when they served as shugo (military governors or constables) over...
  2. Chugoku Travel Guide

    The Chūgoku Region (中国地方 Chūgoku-chihō) comprises the prefectures of Chugoku Region Hiroshima ((広島県 Hiroshima-ken) Okayama (岡山県 Okayama-ken) Shimane (島根県 Shimane-ken) Tottori (鳥取県 Tottori-ken) Yamaguchi (山口県 Yamaguchi-ken) Geography Chugoku encompasses the entire western tip of Honshū, the Japanese main island. With the Chūgoku Mountains as the dividing line, the Seto Inland Sea (瀬戸内海 Seto Naikai) side is called the San’yō Region (山陽地方 San’yō-chihō), and the Sea of Japan side is called the San’in Region (山陰地方 San’in-chihō). The principal city of the region is Hiroshima. It is a...
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