Carefully selected by outdoor specialty store staff! 6 recommended campgrounds in Hiroshima

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Hiroshima Prefecture is blessed with a topography that is close to the sea and mountains, and there are many campgrounds with a variety of ways to enjoy them, so don't you find it difficult to choose one? In this feature, we will introduce six campgrounds that can be enjoyed by everyone from camping...

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1. Bihoku Auto Village/Shobara City

High standard camping experience! Only 8 popular 5-star campgrounds in Japan

This is a campground in Bihoku Kyuryo National Government Park in Shobara City. We are the first in the Chugoku region to be certified as 5-star, the highest standard by the Japan Auto Camping Association (JAC). JAC is an organization created with the aim of popularizing auto camping, and has received approval from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. This certification is like a camping version of the Michelin Guide, and there are only eight five-star campgrounds in Japan. Located about 10 minutes by car from the Shobara IC on the Chugoku Expressway, the campsite is well-managed and clean, and its security, which requires a password, is also praised by users. In addition, the bath in the management center is fully equipped with amenities such as body soap, shampoo, and hair dryer, so it is known as a campground that can be used safely and comfortably by a wide range of people, from beginners to experienced campers.

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2. Ooniya Auto Campsite/Shobara City

One of the largest in the prefecture! A campsite that is exciting for both children and adults

This is a campsite with a vast site of approximately 50,000 square meters, one of the largest in the prefecture. There are 109 tent sites, log houses, log bungalows, and tree houses popular with children, so you can enjoy a variety of camping styles. Located in a nature-rich location covered in a broad-leaved forest, you can play in the clear stream in the summer, and camp in the snow in the winter, which is rare in western Japan.Not only children, but also adults who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city can enjoy an extraordinary experience. You can enjoy it to your heart's content. Activities include ``Ooniya Tree Adventure'', a large athletic event with a total length of 220m where you aim for the goal while clearing ladder bridges along ropes, and mountain biking courses, so you can have a very exciting time.

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3. Camp & Cottage Foresta Hiroshima/Akitakada City

Especially recommended for solo campers! A variety of rental items for a mysterious time spent alone by the lake on top of the mountain.

This campground surrounds the beautiful Biwagaike Pond, where you can enjoy the unique lakeside atmosphere. At night, the scenery lit up with lights is especially mysterious. One of the reasons why it is popular among solo campers is that there are free sites with no designated areas, so you can pitch your tent anywhere you like within the grounds. You can pitch your tent a little away from other guests and enjoy some meaningful time alone in the silence. You can also rent camping equipment such as solo tents, tarps, and grills that include nets, charcoal, and firewood. In addition to barbeque ingredients such as Hiroshima's famous koune, we also sell rare draft beer at the campsite, making it easy to enjoy camping even if you come by bike or with light luggage.

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4. Crescent Beach Seaside Park Campsite/Fukuyama City

The best location with the Seto Inland Sea right in front of you! Campsite where you can enjoy marine attractions and fishing on the beach

This campsite is located in the eastern part of Tajima on the Seto Inland Sea, adjacent to Crescent Beach, which was named for its crescent-shaped white sand beach. In the summer, the beach has a huge marine athletics facility where you can play on slides and trampolines that jump into the sea. Another appeal of this campsite is that you can easily go sea fishing at nearby points. At dusk, why not spend a relaxing time warming yourself by the bonfire while gazing out at the Seto Inland Sea that stretches out in front of you?

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5. Enokawa Canoe Park Sakugi/Miyoshi City

Feel nature with your whole body! A campsite where you can enjoy canoeing and playing in the river on the Enokawa River, the largest river in the Chugoku region.

This campground is located within Enokawa Canoe Park Sakugi, a facility where you can enjoy nature activities throughout the season, such as canoeing, walking in the river, and playing in the water. The Enokawa River, the largest river in the Chugoku region, flows slowly in front of you, allowing you to fully experience the great nature of Sakuki Town. The best part about this campground is the activities. The canoeing experience is fully guided by an instructor who will teach you how to hold and row a paddle, how to ride a canoe, and how to escape in case of capsizing, so you can enjoy it with confidence even if you are inexperienced. In addition, there are plenty of activities that take advantage of nature, such as a slide that takes advantage of the stream and a pool created by damming up the flow of the stream (maximum depth of 60 cm).

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6. Yasaka Auto Campsite/Otake City

If you are a beginner in river swimming, this is the place for you! Riverside campsite perfect for kids playing in the river

Yasaka Auto Campground is located along the Kose River, which runs along the border between Hiroshima and Yamaguchi prefectures. If you're new to river activities and want to camp, this is the place to go. The tent sites are lined up in a row in front of the river, so you can enjoy camping while looking out at the river. The river has a gentle flow, shallow areas, and clean water, making it an environment where even small children can play. There are small fish in the river, and there is also a sandy beach, so if you prepare items that can be used in the river, such as nets and buckets, you will be able to have even more fun.

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Hiroshima Prefecture is not just about the world heritage sites of Miyajima and the Atomic Bomb Dome. Hiroshima is full of delicious food! Okonomiyaki, which is synonymous with Hiroshima, fresh seafood such as oysters, octopus, sea bream, and conger eel, Onomichi ramen, which is now nationwide, Hiroshima beef, which is highly regarded for its high meat quality, handmade soba, lemons and oranges, which are the largest producers in Japan.・Abundant food resources such as grapes are unique to Hiroshima. Many events unique to the region are also held, such as the sea festival, kagura, and Mibu flower rice planting. Cycling, trekking, skiing and snowboarding on the Shimanami Kaido will keep you active. Miyajima, which is registered as a World Heritage Site, and the Atomic Bomb Dome are not the only attractions, and there are many ways to enjoy it.

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