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Nature Spots in Fukuyama / Onomichi Area

  • Setoda Sunset Beach
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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.
  • Mt. Shirataki
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Innoshimashigeichou
    It is a rocky mountain 226.9 meters above sea level that is located in Innoshima in Onomichi City. It is known to be one of the foremost viewpoints among the Shimanami Sea Route, and from the top of the mountain there is a 360-degree outlook to the Innoshima-ohashi Bridge and surrounding islands. Also on the top of the mountain is the Kannon temple built by Yoshimitsu Murakami, the 6th generation owner of the Innoshima Murakami Navy. The 700 stone figures of Buddha made by Denroku Kashihara, the founder of the Ikkankyo religion and his disciples are a highlight.
  • Tomonoura Beach
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    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Tomochou Ushiroji Senzurushima Tanoura
    "This port town is located on the southeastern edge of the Numakuma Peninsula. It is characterized by the many historical sites, shrines and temples that dot the area. You can see the Ota Family Residence, a nationally-designated Important Cultural Property, and Enfukuji Temple, which was used as a dorm for the Kishu clan when negotiating after the sinking of the Iroha-maru at the end of the Tokugawa period (1853-1867). In addition, there are many restaurants where you can enjoy dishes such as ""chirimen"" and specialty sea bream cuisine, and souvenir shops selling specialty products such as homeishu, traditional medicinal liquor. It is also known as the location of the movie ""The Wolverine"" starring Hugh Jackman."
  • Ikuchi-jima Island
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    Setoda Town, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture
    Ikuchi-jima Island, one of the Geiyo Islands, is an island that boasts the largest production of lemons in Japan, and where cultivation of citrus fruits is prosperous. There are many places of interest such as The Hill of Hope, a garden made of chalk marble, Hirayama Ikuo Museum of Art and Bell Kant Hall, where musicians renowned in Japan and overseas are invited to have concerts. Sightseeing by cycling is also recommended as there are many flat roads.
  • Innoshima Island
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    Hiroshima Prefecture Onomichi City
    This is the birthplace of Murakami Navy that boasted power in the Seto Inland Sea from the Nanboku-cho period to the civil wars period. Many historical sites remain such as Innoshima Suigun Castle and Konrenji Temple, housing the Navy tomb. On the other hand, it is also known as the island of Go because it is the home of Honinbo Shusaku, a Go player who represents Japan. Materials relating to Honinbo Shusaku and Go are exhibited at the Honinbo Shusaku Go Memorial Hall.
  • Mukaishima Island
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Mukaishimachou
    Mukaishima Island is easy to get to on the Shimanami Kaido Expressway, and is located just across the Onomichi Channel from Onomichi. Flower cultivation prospers on the island including at the Mukaishima Island Orchid Center and visitors can enjoy beautiful flowers every season. Also, visitors can enjoy fig picking at one of the leading Mancho Farms in Japan.
  • Sensui-jima Island
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    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Tomochou Ushiroji
    Sensui-jima Island is nearly a symbol of Tomonoura. It is an island with “enough beauty to intoxicate a hermit”, as suggested by its name, and it has indeed entranced many. You must see the Goshikiiwa (five-colored rock), the only one in Japan. The whole island is popular as a power spot, said to be the island where the seven deities of good fortune dwell.
  • Mt. Takami National Park
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Mukaishimachou Takamiyama
    This 283-meter-high mountain is a designated National Park. It's famous for the pirate Murakami Fleet lookout tower on the peak, which offers a 360 degree view of the Innoshima Bridge and the islands of the Seto Inland Sea. You can drive to the top, but we recommend walking the Seto no Utamichi trail leading up from the Tachibana Shizen Katsuyo Mura, which is lined with poem-inscribed stones to offer some literature with your walk.
  • Ubame Oak Grove
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    Hiroshima Fukuyama-shi Tomochoushiroji Tanoura
    This mystical “power spot” is located on Sensui Island, which is a part of Japan’s very first national park, Setonaikai National Park. This grove of ubame oaks grows along a road following one of Mt. Misen’s ridgelines. Known for its magical scenery, records state that in ancient times, mountain hermits were enraptured by the area’s spectacular ubame oaks, whose trunks frequently diverge into four or even eight forks. Although the island itself is small (just five kilometers in circumference), here ancient natural beauty remains largely untouched. A walking path in the area follows the coastline from the west side of the island to the south, and many tourists come here to hike in this enchanted place.
  • Mt.Kumagamine
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    Hiroshima
  • Mt.Dakeyama
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    Hiroshima
  • Tachibana Tsuri Ke Hama
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    Hiroshima Onomichi-shi Mukaishimacho Tachibana
  • Kawai Tani
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    Hiroshima Fukuyama-shi Shinichicho
  • Kawasakyo
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    Hiroshima Fuchu-shi Morokecho
  • Goshiki Iwa
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    Hiroshima Fukuyama-shi Tomochoushiroji Tanoura
  • Denjihawo Earth Dekirusunahama
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    Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture
  • Ponpon Iwa
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashitsuchidouchou (Within Senkoji park)
  • Koishiwa
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Innoshimashigeichou Shiratakiyama summit
  • Mt.Aokage
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    Hiroshima Onomichi-shi Innoshimatakumacho Nakanoshocho
  • Kanonzan hitakisan
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    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Setodachoutarumi

Hiroshima Areas

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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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