CHUGOKU & SHIKOKU Travel Ideas
Chugoku is located on the western part of the main Island of Honshu – Japan’s main Island – and extends from east to west. The island south of it is Shikoku. The Chugoku region is composed of the Okayama, Hiroshima, Tottori, Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures. Shikoku on the other hand, is composed of four prefectures: Kagawa, Tokushima, Ehime and Kochi.
The hottest months of the year are from late July to early September, and the coldest ones are from mid-December to February. In the prefectures that face the Sea of Japan and mountainous areas, it’s fairly common to see snow accumulate above 1 meter!