Spots in Fukuyama / Onomichi Area

  • Senkoji Temple
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    4.0
    663 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
    144 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”.

    Interesting temple along the Shimanami Kaido. The 1000 Buddha cave worth a look. Entry is a little more expensive than other temples.

  • Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art
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    4.5
    127 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...

  • Shimanami Dolce Main Shop
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    4.5
    113 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...

  • Tenneiji Temple
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    4.0
    108 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.

  • Karasawa
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    4.0
    96 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Tsuchidou 1-15-19
    A long-standing ice cream shop located along the Onomichi Channel in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture which was established in 1939. In addition to the ice cream sales counter, the shop also has an old-fashioned eat-in space called the Monaka Room. The shop’s signature item is the egg ice cream, the recipe for which was created around 1940s and modeled after a French-style ice cream. People love its smooth creaminess. The shop’s monaka wafer ice cream sandwiches and ice cream zenzai sweet red bean soup are also popular. This famous shop has been featured in many magazines and on numerous television shows.

    Had the Ice Monaka. It was a crunchy shell with lots of ice cream inside. I liked it and was worth the 150 yen. Its not a rich ice cream so I would be able to eat a few on a warm day :) A local man...

  • Onomichi Ramen Ichibankan
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    4.0
    85 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!

  • 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...

  • Innoshima Suigun Castle
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    3.5
    75 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...

  • Ramen shop Miyachi
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    4.5
    52 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Tsuchidou 1-6-22
    Founded in 1945, Ramen Shop Miyachi is a well-established chuka soba (Chinese buckwheat) shop in Onomichi. Tucked away in a narrow alley near the shopping center, it features specialties like its “tempura chuka” and “curry chuka” which you can only find here. The tempura chuka offers exquisite taste, with its perfectly fried shrimp over ultra-thin noodles. 10 minutes on foot from JR Onomichi Station.

    It was a great time. We enjoyed a very delicate and tasty ramen in a this small place at launch. We arrived early but find some people waiting. Very very recommended.

  • Bakery KORO
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    4.5
    51 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Tsuchidou 1-3-31
    Bakery KORO is a stylish, eye-catching bakery located in a shopping district about five minutes' walk from Onomichi Station. Popular with local residents since it first opened in 2011 there will often be a queue of customers on the weekend. Prized for the way in which the bakery leavens and leaves the dough its motto is to make bread fit for the table every day. The bakery has a wide selection from crusty bread to buns with various fillings and sweet breads. Their thick curry bread with lots of beef tendon is especially popular.

    Amazing bakery with a huge range of freshly baked sweet and savoury pastries, rolls, cakes, bagels - the most is endless. Closed on Thursdays and Fridays. Bought our breakfast there were after an...

  • Jodo-ji Temple
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    4.5
    48 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.

    JR尾道駅近くから始めると古寺巡りコースの最後の方に参拝することになるお寺です。境内はとても広く、裏門や阿弥陀堂など重要文化財に指定されているものがありました。また絵馬がかわいらしいハトのものだったのと、山門前から新尾道大橋がきれいに見えたのが印象的でした。

  • Hassakuya
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    4.5
    44 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.

    甘酸っぱい八朔と、白あんの相性がよく、期待以上に美味しかったです。 お店は急な上り坂を上がったところにあります。

  • Yamaneko Café
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    4.5
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Tsuchidou 2-9-33
    It is a café located by the sea of Onomichi. There are art works on the walls inside the shop painted by artists which change monthly. It is a comfortable space you can relax, enjoy lattes that have an adorable cat picture on top as well as handmade desserts. For both lunches and dinners local produce is used, and the “Yamaneko Lunch”, which has the option of white rice or brown rice, is popular. It is available for parties as well.

    Delicious, healthy food -- nice modest portions. Does not seat many, so you may have to wait for them to call you when your table comes available.

  • Oyatsu to Yamaneko
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    4.5
    40 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.

    尾道にある人気があるプリン屋さんです。夜でも数人並んでいました。テイクアウトしてホテルで食べてみました。程良い硬さのあるプリンでとてもおいしかったです。

  • 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...

  • Onomichi WHARF
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashigoshochou 9-1
    This is an American restaurant overlooking the view of Onomichi Channel from a large window and it is located about a one minute walk from Onomichi Station. The menu includes a variety of dishes using a large amount of food from the seas and mountains of Hiroshima, including local seafood, meats and vegetables. Ordering oyster dishes by writing the variety and how you would like them cooked on the order sheet on the table is also popular. The oysters are popular because they are purchased seasonally from domestic and foreign production areas, ensuring that fresh, raw oysters can be tasted throughout the year. The menu is extensive offering thick steak and fresh wine etc. The illuminated Onomichi Channel is beautiful at night.

    Went there because we were turned down at our hotel, so went next doors. Good that they turned us down at our place, otherwise we would have missed a lovely Cesar‘s Salad, excellent Oyster risotto...

  • Tonchinkan
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    4.0
    40 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Kuriharachou 6023-5
    This ramen shop in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture is notable for their light soy sauce-derived flavor of their secret soup. Since its founding, the restaurant exclusively used spring water from Onomichi, which has the same mineral content as that from Mt. Daisen (Tottori Prefecture), to make its soup. Known as Onomichi ramen, this style of ramen soup made with pork bones, and chicken carcasses, vegetables, kombu kelp, and other ingredients is quickly becoming a popular regional ramen.

    We stopped at Tonchinkan on our way to Hiroshima, as recommended by a friend from Onomichi. They serve Onomichi Ramen, famous for its soup made of soy sauce and pork fat. The restaurant has three...

  • Ushitora-jinja Shrine
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    4.0
    36 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.

  • Keima Kamaboko Shoten
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Shopping
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Tsuchidou 1-9-3
    A long-standing kamaboko (fried fish cake) shop established in 1913 located a five minute walk from Onomichi Station. The shop’s renowned additive-free kamaboko are made with fresh seafood caught in and west of the Seto Inland Sea, including conger eel, silver white croaker, lizardfish, and squid. Each morning the owner carefully selects the seafood to be used and makes the kamaboko fresh according to an old-fashioned method. These famed Onomichi treats are redolent with the flavor of the fish and dashi stock used. You can eat your kamaboko in the free Komaya rest area across from the shop.

    尾道商店街にある蒲鉾屋さんです。お土産用なども購入できますが、その場で食べる用や自宅用もあります。お向かいの建物でオーブントースターが常設されている休憩室があり、そこで温めて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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