• A route
    • From: Hiroshima Prefecture
    • To: Yamaguchi Prefecture
  • Date: November 12, 2020
  • My Camera: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
  • My Camera Lens: OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS PRO


Hi, My name is Ryoichi Hiraoka. I live in Hiroshima, Japan.

Hiroshima is about 679km west of Tokyo. It takes about 4 hours from Tokyo to Hiroshima by Shinkansen and about 1 hour half by airplane.

My goal is to drive all over Japan.

I hope you enjoy the atmosphere of Japanese roads and tourist spots on my Blog and my YouTube channel.

The purpose of the drive

In this article, I’ll show you a drive from Hiroshima to Yamaguchi.

The purpose of going to Yamaguchi was to visit Kintaikyo Bridge and Iwakuni Castle.

Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

The starting point is near Hiroshima University in Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima.

Hiroshima University is a national university. It is about 1km after turning left at this intersection in the picture above.

This area is not lively, but the other side is a little more lively. I think most Hiroshima university students live on the other side.

Gas Station

I washed and fueled my car here.

A Car Wash Machine

If you choose the cheapest service in this car wash machine, it costs 100 yen. How much is it in your country?

A Self-service Gas Station

This is a self-service gas station so I filled it myself.

National Route 2

National Route 2 is a road connecting Osaka and Fukuoka prefectures. The length of the road is 671.4km.

This area of national route 2 is always jammed.

The Branch

If you go straight, you will enter the highway. The highway arrives at the destination earlier, but it is a toll road. Therefore, this time I turned left and continued to run on Route 2.

Higashi Hiroshima Bypass

I went straight in the previous article, but this time I turned left. The road from here is Higashi Hiroshima Bypass. I often use the bypass because there are few traffic lights and most of them are free roads.

The Branch

If you go straight, you will go to the highway. As before, this time I turned left.

The Center of Hiroshima

This area is the center of Hiroshima. If you turn right, you will go to a business district. Hiroshima Castle and the Atomic Bomb Dome introduced in the previous article are also on the right.

Nishihiroshima Bypass

The road from here is Nishihiroshima Bypass. This bypass is also a free road.

Near Miyajima

If you turn left at this intersection in the picture above, you will find the ferry terminal to Miyajima. Miyajima has the Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site.

I would like to introduce Itsukushima Shrine on my Blog and myYouTube channel, but the O-torii Gate is currently under construction.

It seems that the end time of the construction is undecided. If you plan to go sightseeing in Miyajima, you should check the information on the homepage.

Along The Sea

The drive along the sea around here feels good. If you plan to rent a car in Hiroshima, why not drive it?

Goodbye Route 2

If you go straight, it’s Route 2. This time, I followed the car navigation and turned right this intersection.

Yamaguchi Prefecture

It’s Yamaguchi prefecture from here. It’s Iwakuni city, Yamaguchi.

The Parking lot / near Kintaikyo Bridge

This is the parking lot. It is on a gravel road.

It was free at this time, but it seems that it may be charged.

This is the end of the article.

Thank you for reading it!