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Beach/coastal in between koyasan and Hiroshima?

Sydney, Australia
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Beach/coastal in between koyasan and Hiroshima?

Looking at spending a night on the coast to break up travel from koyasan and Hiroshima. Recommendations please?

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California
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1. Re: Beach/coastal in between koyasan and Hiroshima?

You could stay in Kobe, a port city on the Inland Sea. But a better stop is Okayaka/Kurashiki, where the latter is a nice traditional area not too far from the water.

Japan is not a beach resort country.

Hong Kong, China
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2. Re: Beach/coastal in between koyasan and Hiroshima?

apart from Kobe, consider also Onomichi and Naoshima in Seto Inland Sea. Search on Japan guide for more info.

Philadelphia...
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3. Re: Beach/coastal in between koyasan and Hiroshima?

I vote for Kurashiki, a favorite of mine: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e5751.html And do stop off to see Himeji castle, either on your way to or from Hiroshima: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3501.html

California
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4. Re: Beach/coastal in between koyasan and Hiroshima?

I'm assuming you are also going to Miyajima as part of your Hiroshima sojourn, and the iconic gate (torii) arises out of the water. So plenty of coast in Hiroshima/Miyajima.

And if you do make the Okayama/Kurashiki stop, Okayama is home to one of the three great large gardens of Japan, Korakuen.

Sydney, Australia
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5. Re: Beach/coastal in between koyasan and Hiroshima?

Yes we will be going to Mijayama as part of Hiroshima

San Francisco...
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6. Re: Beach/coastal in between koyasan and Hiroshima?

You might consider the Shiraishi International Villa, which is on Shiraishi Island, a ferry ride from Kasaoka:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g10…

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