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Sightseeing in Onomichi City, Hiroshima!

This article introduces a video called "Japan Heritage Onomichi City" that summarizes sightseeing information about Onomichi City, and Hiroshima Prefecture.

In this three-and-a-half-minute video, artist Naoki Honjo walks around the attractive tourist destinations and scenic locations in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, a Japanese heritage site known as the "Southern City," sandwiched between the three mountains of Onomichi and the Onomichi Channel.
Enjoy the rich scenery of the Onomichi area!

Visit Historical Temples in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture!

Image of friends visiting a shrine
Photo:Friends visiting a shrine

There are many temples in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Chugoku Region, where you can feel the Japanese atmosphere.
The historic Jodoji Hondo and Tahoto, the Saikokuji Niomon, the Shakokuji Kondo and the three-storied pagoda, introduced at 0:52, are absolutely amazing.
Don't miss the statues of Joshoji, Saigoji Hondo, and Amidanyorai at Senkoji Temple, and the silk-colored Fugen Enmei statue at Jikoji Temple.

If you want to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Onomichi City, take the Senkojiyama Ropeway to the Senkoji Park Observation Deck.
From here, you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Onomichi City, the Nishi Seto Expressway, with its mild climate, and the distant Innoshima and Ikuchi Islands.

Recommended Spots in Onomichi City, Hiroshima!

Image of Onomichi landscape
Photo:Onomichi landscape

If you're staying in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, we recommend Nishiyama Honkan, a retro hotel introduced at 1:36 in the video.
Check out the beautiful views of Miharashi-tei, the charming gardens of the former Fukui House, and the Soraiken Garden.
Along the slopes of Onomichi, there are many cafes where you can enjoy local gourmet.
From 2:08 in the video, cultural buildings such as the Former Onomichi Bank Head Office, and the Former Onomichi Chamber of Commerce are also introduced.

Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture is known as a port town and has a long history of travelers.
If you cross Innoshima Bridge from Mukojimacho in Onomichi, you can go to Innoshima, a popular tourist spot floating in Setouchi.

Check out sightseeing events in Onomichi City, Hiroshima!

Image of Onomichi Fireworks Festival
Photo:Onomichi Fireworks Festival

There are various events around the city of Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, where the residents are united and excited.
In particular, be sure to watch the Yoshiwa Taiko Dance with a long history, the Betcher Festival, the Sumiyoshi Festival, the Onomichi Light Festival, the Onomichi Minato Festival, the Onomichi Gion Festival, the Innoshima Suigun Festival, the Onomichi Sumiyoshi Fireworks Festival, and the Setodacho Summer Festival. They are all very thrilling to watch.

For more information about Onomichi's festivals, events, and history, visit the Onomichi History Museum and Art Museum.

Summary of Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture

If you walk along the sightseeing route in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, you'll be able to take some great Instagram photos.
There are many maze-like slopes in the city of Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, and it is famous for the many cats living in the city, Innoshima and Ikuchijima.
It is also a popular Japanese film and serial drama shooting location, so we recommend going to a filming location!

In Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, you can enjoy cycling, Onomichi Hondori Shopping Street, Kaigan Dori, Onomichi Ihatov, Maneki Neko Art Museum, The Narrow Cat Path, the Fukuishi Cat, Onomichi City Art Museum, and Setouchi Shimanami Kaido. Also there's delicious food in the area, such as the local Onomichi ramen, "sweets using citrus fruits," "Hirayama Ikuo Museum," "Kosanji and Kosanji museum."

Visit famous and unexpected sightseeing spots and enjoy the charm of Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture.
Be sure to check out the video of Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima to see everything it has to offer!

【Official Website】Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture hall homepage

【Tripadvisor】Onomichi City

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Last Updated : Jan. 9, 2022
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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