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Get Around Tomonoura

Tomonoura is small and easy to get to, and to get around. Here’s everything you need to know about getting in and out of Tomonoura, and how to get around town once you are there.

Get Around Tomonoura
  • Visiting Tomonoura is easy, but there are not many different options available for getting there. In fact, your only option if you’re traveling on land by public transport, is to take a bus from Fukuyama. Fukuyama is a major city that connects to the rest of Japan by several train lines, including the Sanyo Shinkansen Line. The trip from Tokyo to Fukuyama by Shinkansen takes about 4 hours and a one-way trip costs around 17,000 yen on the faster Nozomi trains.

    Get Around Tomonoura

    Get Around Tomonoura

    The bus ride from Fukuyama station to Tomonoura takes about 30 minutes and cost 550 yen depending on if you depart from the tourist information center or continue another couple of stops all the way to the last stop, Tomo Port.

    Please note that the most common IC cards, Suica and Pasmo, does not work on this bus as of summer 2017. The regional IC cards, called Icoca and Paspy do work however. Buses depart every 20 minutes most of the day.

    Get Around Tomonoura

    Get Around Tomonoura

    The only other option to get to Tomonoura is by the “mini cruise” ship that runs between Tomonoura and Onomichi. There are three departures daily in both directions and the trip takes about one hour and cost 2,200 yen, one-way. Please note that this ferry is only available during Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays, and only from March 11th to November 19th.

    Tomonoura is a small town and all the sightseeing spots worth mentioning can be reached by foot. There are a few local bus lines available, but these are very infrequent and mainly serve the purpose of being an aid to the elderly population of the town. As a tourist, we don’t expect these to be of much use to you.

    Get Around Tomonoura

    Get Around Tomonoura

    One kind of public transportation that might be of use however, is the small ship that connects Tomonoura with the nearby island of Sensui Jima. The ride takes approximately 5 minutes, and there are departures every 20 minutes from the small ferry port located between Tomo Port and the tourist information center. A round trip ticket will cost 240 yen.

    Get Around Tomonoura

    Get Around Tomonoura

    There are also two shops in Tomonoura where you can rent a bicycle. One is located near the tourist information center, and the other one in the old town, not far from the lighthouse. The cost to rent a bike for one day starts at 500 yen.

    Get Around Tomonoura

    Get Around Tomonoura

    Tomonora
    Address
    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Tomochou Tomo 623-5
    Phone
    0849281042
    Fukuyama
    Address
    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Sannomaruchou
    Phone
    Tomokouhashirijimakisen
    Address
    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Tomochou Tomo
    Phone
    Onomichi
    Address
    Hiroshima Pref. Onomichishi Higashigoshochou
    Phone
    Sensui-jima Island
    Address
    Hiroshima Pref. Fukuyamashi Tomochou Ushiroji
    Phone
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