Within a 2-hour drive from Hiroshima City, there are many outdoor experience facilities that families can enjoy, from horse riding and camping to marine sports.
While combining the power of the family, children become the protagonists and devise…
Experiencing outdoor play in nature not only improves the physical strength of children, but also fosters rich sensibilities.
Refresh your body and mind with an outdoor experience that both adults and children can enjoy.

START:Sanyo Expressway Saijo

From Sanyo Expressway Saijo IC
30 minutes by car via National Route 375

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Spots to stop by

This is it for gourmet food! Pumpkin pudding from “Etoile Oike”

A long-established confectionery shop in Mihara City, founded 80 years ago. The signboard is “pumpkin pudding,” which uses plenty of locally grown pumpkins. The pumpkin, which is steamed and strained during the season, has a natural sweetness that goes perfectly with the richness of fresh cream. It is also sold at “Roadside Station Yogansu Hakuryu”.

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Kariya Horse Riding Club

It is a horseback riding club where experienced instructors carefully guide adults and children according to their abilities. First, let’s start with the experience horseback riding and visitor lessons. Small children can also ride ponies.

[Address] 573-1 Mukanashi, Yamato-cho, Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture

START: Mihara Port

25 minutes by ferry from Mihara Port
3 minutes by car from Sagi Port via Prefectural Road 361

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Marine Park Kai-zoku

A marine sports experience facility set in the Seto Inland Sea. From late June to late September, you can enjoy a variety of experiences, from children to advanced players, such as the thrilling marine jet experience and the ever-popular banana boat experience. Barbecues that can be empty-handed are also popular.

[Address] 440-1 Sunami, Sagiura-cho, Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture

START: Sanyo Expressway Kawachi IC

Hiroshima Airport Line from Sanyo Expressway Kawachi IC
15 minutes by car via Hiroshima Chuo Flight Road

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Fruit Forest Park

It is a tourist farm where you can enjoy picking fruits throughout the year, such as strawberries, cherries, blueberries, grapes, and pears. There is also a grass slide hill and lawn plaza where children can enjoy, and a “fruit processing house” where you can enjoy sweets made with seasonal fruits, and a restaurant, so you can enjoy plenty of time for a day.

[Address] 75-28 Okusa, Yamato-cho, Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture

START: Kure Town

Ondo Ohashi, Hayase Ohashi, from Kure city
1 hour by car via National Route 487

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Spots to stop by

This is it for gourmet food! Soy udon from “Shima Station Mamegashima”

The station on the island is marked by a huge red demon statue. In addition to selling a wide variety of tofu and soybean foods, you can also taste Etajima’s local dish “soybean udon.” The softly boiled udon with plenty of soybeans has a simple yet tasty flavor.

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Etajima Canoe Club

Sea Kayak Island Etajima is an environment perfect for inexperienced people to experience kayaking and for experienced people to enjoy in earnest. This club has a boathouse on the gentle waves of Nagase Beach and the Iruka Coast where you can enjoy the superb view of Setouchi, and the experience course can be enjoyed from elementary school students.

[Address] Nomi-cho, Etajima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

START: Kure Town

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BOON Etajima

A well-established wakeboard and snowboard shop BOON in Hiroshima. At the Etajima store, you can enjoy the popular SUP (stand-up paddle surf cruising) in the calm waters of the Seto Inland Sea. There is also a barbecue facility on the premises, so you can relax and enjoy it with your family

[Address] 3907-2 Okinoshima, Fukae Aza, Okaki-cho, Etajima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

START: Chugoku Dodo Kawachi IC

From Chugoku Dokawachi IC via National Route 191
About 1 hour 30 minutes from Hiroshima city

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Dinarakan Ecology Campsite

It is an outdoor field located halfway up Mount Shinarakan, the highest peak in Hiroshima prefecture. From late April to mid-November, you can enjoy a zipline that slides down the forest with a wire rope and pulley (pulley), a campsite where you can enjoy pizza making experiences using bungee trampolines and drums, and slopes in winter It is crowded as.

[Address] Yokokawa, Akiota Town, Yamagata District, Hiroshima Prefecture

START: Sanyo Expressway Kawachi IC, Takehara Port

30 minutes by car from Sanyo Expressway Kawachi IC
25 minutes by ferry from Takehara Port to Tarumi Port
or
30 minutes by ferry from Takehara Port to Hakusui Port

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Osakikamijima Sea Kayak

Take a leisurely stroll in a sea kayak through the clear waters of Osakikamijima, which is quiet and rich in nature. You can enjoy island time that flows slowly in nature, such as touring to a nearby uninhabited island or landing on the island and enjoying lunch with Dutch oven dishes.

[Address] Nakano, Osakikamijima-cho, Toyota-gun, Hiroshima

START: Sanyo Expressway Kawachi IC, Takehara Port

30 minutes by car from Sanyo Expressway Kawachi IC
25 minutes by ferry from Takehara Port to Tarumi Port
or
30 minutes by ferry from Takehara Port to Hakusui Port

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Spots to stop by

Click here for drop-in hot springs! “Kinoe Onsen Hotel Seifukan”

This inn boasts a panoramic view of the islands of Setouchi, a superb open-air bath that overlooks the whirlpools under your eyes on the day of the high tide, and the far Ishizuchi mountain range on clear days. The hot springs, which contain plenty of sodium and calcium, are gentle on the skin and gently heal the tiredness of outdoor experiences.

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Osakikamijima ultra-compact mobility electric vehicle rental

The “Ultra-Small Mobility” is a two-seater electric vehicle installed on Osakikamijima for sightseeing, and can run smoothly on the island with many slopes. You can rent it at Osakikamijima Town Tourist Information Center (next to Hakusui Port), Tarumi Port, Hotel Seifukan, and Sanyo Bus. There is operation training by an instructor before lending, so you can rest assured. However, please note that drivers must have a normal license, and those under the age of 6 cannot get on the bus.

[Address] Tarumi Port, Osakikamijima-cho, Toyota-gun, Hiroshima

START: Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC

Than Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC
20 minutes by car via Prefectural Road Kuga Yanai Line

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Yanai Sports Land

A familiar motor sports cart that even the general public can enjoy. Yanai Sports Land is a circuit ground where you can enjoy full-scale racing karts. It is a full-scale course with a total length of 720 m and a maximum straight length of 140 m, and neighboring enthusiasts gather on holidays. A variety of people, from beginners to advanced players, enjoy it. Rental carts are from 18 years old or older.

[Address] Irikunagano, Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

START: Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC

National Route 437 from Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC,
40 minutes by car via Oshima Ohashi

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Spots to stop by

If it’s a souvenir, this is it!
Mandarin oranges processed from “Roadside Station Sazanseto and Wa”

A roadside station located almost at the tip of National Route 437. They have a wide selection of mountain and sea food from Suo Oshima, and especially for mandarin orange juice, “Yamaguchi Oshima mandarin orange juice” and “island sodachi” are popular. In addition, they also have “Oshima mandarin orange canned food,” “mandarin orange jam,” and “mandarin orange daifuku.”

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Cruising the Maejima Route

The Seto Inland Sea off Suo-Oshima is a colony of finless porpoises. The “Maejima Route”, which departs from Kuga Port, is also known as the “Finless Porpoise Expedition” and is popular. A kind captain will help you find finless porpoises on a 50-minute round-trip boat trip.

[Address] Kuga, Suooshima-cho, Oshima-gun, Yamaguchi

START: Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC

National Route 437 from Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC,
50 minutes by car via Oshima Ohashi

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Mandarin orange picking

Suo Oshima, which is responsible for 80% of mandarin orange production in Yamaguchi prefecture, is known as “mandarin orange island”. There are six tourist mandarin oranges on the island, and from mid-October to mid-December, it is crowded with many oranges hunting customers. Taste sweet and imikan while gazing at the sea of the Seto Inland Sea.

[Address] Suooshima-cho, Oshima-gun, Yamaguchi

START: Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC

From Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC via Prefectural Road 70
40 minutes by car

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Spots to stop by

Click here for a superb view! “Oseiyama Observatory”

In the center of the Murotsu Peninsula surrounded by islands, Mt. Daisei rises at an altitude of 438 m, and seven windmills for wind power generation are caught by the wind on the ridge of the mountain. From the observation deck, you can see a magnificent 360-degree panorama of islands in the Seto Inland Sea and windmills.

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Dai Doc Ocean Kayaks

Experience sea kayaking while gazing at the islands floating in the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. A variety of activities, such as the “Finless Porpoise Watching Tour” for beginners to leisurely tour the sea where the world’s smallest whale and finless porpoise live, and the “Sea Kayak School” for people who want to learn techniques in earnest The program is attractive.

[Address] 2056-2 Saga, Hirao-cho, Kumage-gun, Yamaguchi

START: JR Kaitaichi Station

From JR Kaitaichi Station to the trailhead
10 minutes on foot

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Hiurayama trekking

Although it is a low mountain at an altitude of 345.9 m, it has a good view, and it is a hiking course of about 2 hours around Mt. Hiura, which is familiar to many people because of the convenient access by train. Especially from the summit, you can see a superb view of Hiroshima city, Miyajima, and other islands in the Seto Inland Sea.

[Address] Hiurayama, Kaita-cho, Hiroshima

START: Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC

From Sanyo Expressway Kuga IC via Prefectural Road 115
10 minutes by car

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Forest Experience Exchange Facility Marutamura

It is a public accommodation facility where you can interact with nature and enjoy barbecues. In addition to playground facilities where you can enjoy the nature of the four seasons and walking paths in the forest, you can also enjoy woodworking experiences such as puzzles and nameplate making that are perfect for summer vacation crafts.

[Address] 137-8 Yoda, Shuto-cho, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

START: Sanyo Expressway Kumage IC

From Sanyo Expressway Kumage IC via Prefectural Road 144 and Route 63
20 to 30 minutes by car

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Strawberry picking

The town of Tabuse, blessed with a warm climate in Setouchi, is thriving in fruit cultivation. In particular, there are tourist farms for strawberries, and strawberry picking can be enjoyed from January to early May. After the strawberry picking season, the specialty figs and their processed products are lined up at direct sales offices, etc., and are gaining popularity.

[Address] Tabuse-cho, Kumage-gun, Yamaguchi

START: Sanyo Expressway Kawachi IC

From Sanyo Expressway Kawachi IC
Via Hiroshima Chuo Flight Road
35 minutes by car

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Fruit picking

Sera-cho, located in the middle eastern part of Hiroshima prefecture, is a specialty of fruit production. You can enjoy fruit picking every season, such as strawberries, blueberries, pears, grapes, and apples. In particular, fresh pear picking is popular from mid-August to early October at Sera Kosui Farm, which boasts the largest scale in the prefecture.

[Address] Hiroshima Prefecture Sera-gun Sera-cho

START: Hiroshima Road Hiroshima-Kita IC

From Hiroshima Road Hiroshima-Kita IC
20 minutes by car

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Spots to stop by

Here’s a souvenir! “Roadside Station Toyohira Donguri Village”

It is a roadside station where you can not only enjoy local flavors at direct sales offices and restaurants, but you can also experience making soba noodles, take a natural hot spring bath, and stay. For souvenirs, we recommend locally-made bread, cookies, and pickles made with locally grown vegetables and fruits.

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Toyohira Acorn Farm

It is a tourist farm where you can enjoy strawberry picking from early December to late June, blueberry picking from mid-June to late August, tomato picking from early July to late September, and grape picking from mid-August to late October. Each cultivates a variety of varieties, so be sure to compare eating them. Also, smoothies made from farm fruits, which are only offered at acorn farms, are also very popular.

[Address] 4827-1 Asaka, Kitahiroshima-cho, Yamagata-gun, Hiroshima

START: Hiroshima Iwakuni Road Hatsukaichi IC

From Hiroshima Iwakuni Road Hatsukaichi IC
40 minutes by car via Prefectural Route 30

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Saiki International Archery Land

It is the only field archery field in the Chugoku-Shikoku region. There is a hands-on course where an instructor chooses a rental bow or arrow, so it is attractive that beginners and small children can feel free to challenge themselves.

[Address] 500 Tsuda, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima

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