The Chugoku Region, located in the western part of Honshu, comprises the five prefectures Tottori Prefecture, Shimane Prefecture, Okayama Prefecture, Hiroshima Prefecture, and Yamaguchi Prefecture. The region is home to many well-known tourism destinations, including the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Itsukushima Shrine, both designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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