Spots in Fukuyama / Onomichi Area

  • Senkoji Temple
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    4.0
    678 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou 15-1
    This is a temple located in Senkoji Park in Onomichi City. According to temple legend it was established in 806, by Kobo Daishi. The red painted main hall is an unusual structure called a stage building, and the building, together with the bell tower, symbolizes Onomichi. It is believed that once a jewel of shining light was placed on the big rock beside the main hall called “Tama no Iwa” and this illuminated the sea. From inside the precincts you can enjoy a magnificent view overlooking the city of Onomichi and the Seto Inland Sea.

    Loved the vibe of the place. There was also a small cafeteria within the temple complex which is a good place to unwind.

  • Kousanji Museum (Kousanji Temple)
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    4.0
    155 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Setodachousetoda 553-2
    The temple of Jodo Shinshu in Setoda Town, Onomichi City. It was established in 1936 by Kouzo Kousanji, an industrialist, to ensure his mother’s bodai or enlightment. The temple itself is the museum and inside the exhibition hall there are displays of cultural properties such as artifacts of Buddhism, tea ceremony and drawings. Many temples were built mimicking Japanese architecture and 15 buildings, including the main hall, are registered as Tangible Cultural Properties of the country. It is also called “the Sunlight in the West”.

    I had the Kosanji Temple marked on my maps as a must when I rode my bike on the Shimanami Kaido. I was really looking forward to visiting the temple but the entrance price really threw me off...

  • Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art
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    4.5
    132 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Setodachousawa 200-2
    The museum is located in the town of Setoda in Onomichi City. The Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art opened in 1997. The museum has a permanent exhibition of works by the Japanese painter Ikuo Hirayama, who is from Setoda Town. Through his childhood sketches and adolescent work it introduces the characteristics of Ikuo Hirayama. At the tea lounge original juices made with Setouchi citrus can be enjoyed.

    I usually whine when I have to go to art museums. However, this art museum was so well done, that I wished we could have spent more time. Some of the art was combined with the garden outside in a...

  • Tenneiji Temple
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    4.0
    113 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou 17-29
    Tenneiji Temple, a temple of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism, located about 15 minutes’ walk from Onomichi Station, is said to have been founded by Fumyo Kokushi through donations by Yoshiakira Ashikaga in 1367. Yoshiakira built the temple as a five-story pagoda but it was later changed to a three-story pagoda known as Kaiunto, now designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. The view from the tower overlooking the city and the sea is one of the highlights of Onomichi. The 526 statues of Buddhist saints in the Rakando Hall is a must-see. A so called Sasuri Hotoke-san statue (literally, “rubbing Buddhist statue”) stands to the left in the temple’s main hall, and legend has it that your illness will get cured when you rub the same part of the statue’s body to where you feel sick. From April through to May, the cherry blossom and peonies show their full splendor in the temple grounds.

    Love the architecture of the temple. While its not a must see, if youre in town, its worth adding to your itinerary.

  • Innoshima Suigun Castle
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    3.5
    77 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Innoshimanakanoshouchou 3228-2
    This is a museum modelled as a castle and exhibits materials related to Murakami, Innoshima. The castle was built in 1983 under the supervision of the historian, Tatsuya Naramoto. From the period of the Northern and Southern Courts to the Sengoku period, the Murakami Navy controlled the sea routes around this whole area, and they prospered as a “Suigun” (naval forces) kingdom. The main citadel is a naval archives, the outer citadel is an exhibition room and the corner tower is an observation platform.

    瀬戸内海にいくつかある村上水軍の城跡の1つ。昔は海が見渡せる場所にあったのでしょうが、今は埋め立てられていて城跡から海は見えません。 愛媛や岡山にも点在するするので、城跡を巡ってみるのがおもしろいかも。 One of the castle ruins of the Murakami Navy in the Seto Inland Sea. It used to be a place...

  • Saikokuji Temple
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    4.5
    63 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Nishikubochou 29-27
    This is the head temple of the Daigo branch of Shingon Buddhism. It is said to have been founded during the Tenpyo period (729 to 749) by the priest Gyoki. Two-meter straw sandals are presented at the Niomon Gate. Passing through the gate and climbing the 108 stone steps, visitors find a main hall which has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. There are also a three-tier pagoda, a founder’s hall, and a Fudo hall. The temple is famous as a cherry blossom spot, and in season the blossoms are lit-up in the evening so visitors can enjoy the fantastic scene.

    Only a few other people were visiting this temple the day we went, presumably because its some distance from Onomichi Eki. But either walk or grab a bus down to Saikokuji bus stop and climb the...

  • Onomichi Fureainosato Onsen
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Hiroshima Onomichi-shi Mitsugicho Takao 1369
    Known as the retreat of Onomichi, this natural hot spring hotel, laying a ways away from the city center, has 13 different varieties of baths for visitors to enjoy. The facility's simple, mildly radioactive cold mineral spring is said to treat a wide array of ailments, including gout, hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, chronic inflammation of the gallbladder, gallstones, chronic dermatitis, and chronic women's diseases. Situated between the Sanin and Shikoku regions, the facility is both a perfect mid-trip rest point and destination in and of itself. The bathhouse is open to non-guests and the hotel offers day-trip spa plans which include a meal as well. The hotel's cuisine, made with an abundance of fish from the Seto Inland Sea; Onomichi vegetables; and other fresh, local ingredients; is quite popular.

    [English follows]宿泊は4月2日。ミドリが多い、温泉ホテルまでのドライブが楽しい、温泉が広くて綺麗で、食事が美味しいなどまた行きたいと思う。 残念ですが、禁煙部屋が本当にタバコ臭いから我慢ができなくて寝る間部屋の窓をずっと開けっ放しにしまいました。 The grounds of the hotel are spacious and nestled prettily among...

  • Jodo-ji Temple
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    4.5
    50 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashikubochou 20-28
    This is one of the leading ancient temples of the Chugoku region. Located in Onomichi City, Hiroshima, it is the head temple of the Senyuji school of the Shingon sect. It is said to have been founded by Prince Shotoku in 616 as is known as the temple where Ashikaga Takauji prayed for success in battle. The main temple building, with its Irimoya-zukuri (formal tile hip-and-gable roof) and Hongawara-buki (tile roofing in which round and square tiles are laid down alternately) and the two-storied pagoda are registered as National Treasures, and the main gate and temple hall containing the image of Amitabha are Important Cultural Properties. In fact, the temple has such high historical value that the entire grounds are designated as a National Treasure. The inner shrine at the top of the mountain offers a spectacular view of the townscape of Onomichi and the sea.

    七佛めぐりの寺院の一つ。 尾道駅からスタートした七佛めぐり。はじめは徒歩で頑張りましたが、坂と階段が多い尾道はかなり体力を消耗し、特に浄土寺、海龍寺は尾道駅からかなり離れているため、天寧寺訪問後にバスで浄土寺の近く(浄土寺下バス停)まで移動しました。 浄土寺下バス停を降りると寺の参道の石段がすぐありすぐに寺まで行けました。 浄土寺は聖徳太子が開いたとも伝えられる歴史ある寺院で、国宝の本堂と多宝塔...

  • Oyatsu to Yamaneko
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    4.5
    41 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashigoshochou 3-1
    A small sweets shop located a three minute walk from Onomichi Station identifiable by its old-fashioned orange and white-striped cloth awning. The shop sells popular treats made with select ingredients, such as the signature Onomichi pudding made with milk from cows living on farms in Hiroshima, local fresh eggs, and Hokkaido beet sugar. This popular pudding has a smooth texture and deep flavor, and is fast becoming a new standard Onomichi souvenir among tourists. People also love the cute jars the pudding is sold in, which is decorated with the shop’s wildcat mark. Add a little of the provided lemon sauce to enjoy a refreshing flavor differing from that of the pudding eaten plain. The shop also sell’s popular baked sweets such as biscotti and cookies.

    実は食べていません。尾道観光の際何度か前を通りました。コロナ禍ですがお店の前には長い列ができていました。14時頃にはまだ列がありましたが16時頃行くと売り切れでした。並んでも早い時間に買うことをお勧めします。

  • Ushitora-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Nagae 1-3-5
    This shrine is located close to the Sanroku Station on the Senkoji Ropeway in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The four gods enshrined in the main shrine are Amaterasu Oomikami, Susanoono Mikoto, Izanagino Mikoto, and Kibitsuhikono Mikoto. Founded in 806 it is regarded as the oldest shrine in the former Onomichi City. The large camphor tree, said to be 900 years old, is certainly not to be missed. It has been designated as a Natural Monument of Hiroshima Prefecture. The circumference of the tree trunk is about seven meters. The shrine is used for film locations and as the setting for some animations which is why it has become so popular with tourists.

    One of the old temple in Onomichi. this temple has big old OAK. This temple is near Senko-ji ropeway. If you go to Senko-ji,you can go to this temple before Senko-ji.

  • Common
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Nagae 1-2-2
    A Belgian waffle store located in front of the Senkoji Ropeway Sanroku Station about 15 minutes on foot from Onomichi Station. It is a store with a retro atmosphere opened in 1977 before waffles became popular in Japan. The great tasting made to order waffles are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy in the middle. As well as their classic butter waffle, waffles with berries, custard, and ice cream are also popular choices. Common is also famous for being a film location.

    This lovely place (situated nearby Senkoji Ropeway station) was recommended by one of my Japanese friends who originally grew up in Onomichi. I looked forward to trying one of their specialities...

  • Shimanami Dolce Main Shop
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    4.5
    119 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Setodachouhayashi 20-8
    Shimanami Dolce features a popular gelato made with local seasonal fruits, focusing on local consumption of locally produced products. The “aisu-na dora-yaki” and “aisu-na cream bread” are crowd favorites. Furthermore, the location is perfect, with a panoramic view of the beautiful Seto Inland Sea in front of the terrace on the shop adjacent to the factory.

    It is recommended to stop by when cycling on Shimanami Kaido.Shimanami Kaido is very popular it is crowded by cycling fans every weekend. There is this gelato shop on the way and it is popular as a...

  • Onomichi Ramen Ichibankan
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    4.0
    87 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Tsuchidou 2-9-26
    This ramen shop is located in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is famous for its Onomichi ramen, notable for its flat-cut aged fresh noodles and a broth subtly flavored with small fry. Equipped with both counter and table seating, the restaurant is visited by many ramen lovers. Lines often form around lunchtime.

    We tried the special ramen with thick slices of pork and it was delicious. The restaurant from outside does not look very appealing but do not be fooled by the appearance!

  • Kojoji Temple
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    4.5
    32 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Setodachousetoda 57
    This temple is in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is a Soto sect temple venerating Kanzeon Bosatsu, or Kannon the Buddha of Compassion, and although the main temple had been gone since the Meiji period, it was rebuilt in 2010. It is remarkable for its fusion of Japanese and Chinese architecture, and the only remnant of its original building, the three-story pagoda tower, is a designated national treasure.

    Under the slight rain, I enjoyed the hill alone where this temple is located except a dog. very close from the port but as in a different location than famous Ikuo Hiranuma museam and Kosanji, not so...

  • Jiko-ji Temple
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    3.5
    36 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Nishitsuchidouchou 9-2
    This is an old temple with an impressive, grand stone gate called Jiko-ji Temple, which is one of the seven Buddha monuments of the Onomichi tour route. It is famous for its blooming hydrangeas in the rainy season, and is also known as Hydrangea Temple. The Nigiri Buddha experience, making hand size Buddha clay statues while making wishes, is also popular.

    We were here b/c it was on the 25 Temple walk but it wasnt the highlight of the temples. It was a nice place to photo, but there wasnt really much there in terms of writing, tho there was some...

  • Onomichi City Museum of Art
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    3.5
    17 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Nishitsuchidouchou 17-19 In the Senkoji Park
    It is a museum located in the Senkoji Park in Onomichi City. It was built in 1980 using the former NHK Onomichi Broadcasting Station site. In 2003, the buildings were renewed with designs by architect Tadao Ando, and both the main building and new building have become a symbol of Senkoji Park. An exhibition was held to introduce high quality art regardless of country or genre. The museum stores many art pieces familiar to Onomichi.

    There is a good art book shelf after the first second exhibit room before going up to the second floor. I sat down in one of the modern art chairs and spent some good time here. The ando book has...

  • Setoda Sunset Beach
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    7 Reviews
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Setodachoutarumi
    This beach is located in the Seaside Sport Park in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, and has almost 800 meters of white sand beach along with crystal clear waters, leading it to be chosen as one of Japan’s top 88 beaches. There are shower facilities, locker rooms and restaurants on site. The beach is a famous location to watch the sunset and draws large crowds. It is open from July to August every year.

    昨年5月サイクリングに行く前にここの名物パスタを食べました。食事後自転車を借りてしまなみ海道を今治に向けて出発しました。

  • Oyama-jinja Shrine
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Innoshimahabuchou 1424-2
    This shrine is located in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, and is dedicated to Oyamazumi no Okami. It is also famous as the largest shrine for architecture in Setouchi. In addition, at the Oyama Jinja Reitaisai held every October, many worshippers come to visit centered on local residents.

    ネット等でいろいろ検索してとても良いと評判であった大山神社に行きました。 愛媛内はレンタカーでの旅だったので大丈夫でしたが、アクセスは、しまなみ海道でしか行けないようなので、ちょっと悪いですが、なんか神聖な感じがしてとても良い神社のような思えました。

  • Misode Tenmangu Shrine
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Nagae 1-11-16
    Located in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, the Misode Tenmangu Shrine is a shrine dedicated to the spirit of Sugawara no Michizane, the god of learning. Legend says that in 901, Michizane, who was relegated to Dazaifu, stopped by Onomichi on his way to Dazaifu and gave away one kimono sleeve as thanks for the warm hospitality he received there. In the grounds of the shrine are 55 stone steps, each one a block of stone five meters in length, some rare pieces of formative art and spectacular views overlooking the city. The shrine is also known as the setting for the film, I Are You, You Am Me, directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi, and as the stage for some animations, which is why it has become so popular with tourists.

    If you want to experience temples at their fullest and you dislike crowds, this is the right temple to go to. Onomichi in general is a very quiet spot. Most tourists who go to Onomichi are locals...

  • Hassakuya
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    4.5
    47 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Innoshimaohamachou 246-1 Injoshima Ohashi Park
    A daifuku (sweet bean pasted-stuffed rice cake) shop located in Innoshima Ohashi Park on Innoshima Island in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The shop’s Hassaku daifuku, an Onomichi specialty, are particularly renowned, and fans from around the country come here to enjoy them. Hassaku daifuku have a fresh flavor and are made Hassaku oranges stocked from contract farms on Innoshima Island and Ikuchi-jima Island wrapped in shiroan white bean jam covered with mochi glutinous rice. The shop also sells a variety of other fruit daifuku such as seasonal strawberry and grape daifuku. The shop has an eat-in space with free coffee and a view of Innoshima-ohashi Bridge.

    ちょっと分かりにくい場所にあり、迷子になりました。レストランとして利用されていた施設を改装したような感じです。時期により、イチゴ、はっさく等の大福があり、店内で食べることもできます。

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There is more than meets the eye awaiting any Hiroshima-bound traveler. Kicking off in Hiroshima city, the Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima Castle, and Shukkeien Garden offer a couple of days of exploring; however, the real beauty lies along the southern coast of the prefecture. There, a series of islands spreads across the Seto Inland Sea: from the mysterious sea-submerged Great Torii Gate at Miyajima Island to the first half of the islands that connect Honshu to Shikoku via six spectacular suspension bridges.

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