270 Kms from Kure
Universal Studios, Japan's second biggest city
196 Kms from Kure
Volcano scares: Aso (2 days) Leave the main island of Honshū for a few days and visit its volcanic neighbour, Kyūshū. Head to the centre of the island to explore the area around Aso-san: it is the biggest active caldera (more or less rounded area left by a volcano crumbling) in the world.
136 Kms from Kure
It is the largest city in Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku. Yashima is a mini haven for those fascinated by local historical places and is just 10 min away by train. Festivals are a pompous affair in this locale. With beautiful fireworks, graceful dance performances and splurging on the shopping arcade is typical picturesque view of Sanuki Takamatsu Festival. Winter festival is another time when this city lights up to showcase the beautiful Christmas displays. If you plan to stay here longer, trail along the temples, museums and shrines that will help you tour this quaint city better.