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[Hiroshima ]8 recommended sightseeing spots in Fukuyama City

[Hiroshima ]8 recommended sightseeing spots in Fukuyama City

2021-04-09 Management office

Fukuyama City is actually an area with a lot to see and do, with a lot of history and leisure activities. Here is a condensed list of some of the most important sightseeing spots in Fukuyama City.
Please refer to it when sightseeing in Fukuyama.

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Tomonoura, which flourished as a port for waiting for the tide, is an old port town at the tip of the Numakuma Peninsula.
The alleyways of Tomonoura, which has been selected as a Japanese Heritage site, are lined with Edo period earthen walls, old private houses and warehouses, and can be enjoyed just by strolling around.

The good old days are still here.

Tomonoura is famous as a filming location for movies, and there are many places where the movie "Ponyo on the Cliff" was shot. It is also famous as a movie location, and there are many places where movies were shot, such as Ponyo on the Cliff, so it is fun to go there and find them.

Enjoy the port town to the fullest.

Staying in a port town that seems to tick by at a leisurely pace, you will be able to enjoy the unique atmosphere of a port town. We recommend taking a walk in the morning, fishing or visiting shrines in Tomonoura in the daytime, and going for a stroll at night to enjoy the unique aroma of the port.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Tomonoura
Address: Tomo-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima 720-0202
Phone number: 084-982-3200


Senanoshima Island is located just outside of Tomonoura Port, overlooking Tomonoura.
The small island, with a circumference of about 5 km, is characterized by a series of oddly shaped rocks, caves, and other unusual sights. Although the island is uninhabited, it is a popular sightseeing spot that can be reached easily by a 5-minute boat ride from the city-operated ferry.

Overwhelming force of nature

The entire island is a Seto Inland Sea National Park, and Senanajima, with its beautiful nature, is famous as a power spot. It is beautiful no matter where you take pictures, and the liberating view of the ocean from most of the island makes it a relaxing place to visit.

The sea is also exceptionally beautiful

Although it is only a short distance from the port town, the clarity of the sea is outstanding. The sea is so clear and clear that it is worth the trip to Senanjima just to see it.

"Facility Information "
Name of facility: Senanoshima Island
Address: Tomochi Gochi, Tomochi, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, 721-0202

Tomonoura Hot Spring

There is a hot spring that boils in Tomonoura, and many hot spring inns stand side by side.
You can eat fresh seafood and enjoy one of the most scenic views of the Seto Inland Sea from a relaxing open-air bath.
All of them are radium springs with high radon content, which warms the body from the core.

All seafood is delicious!

If you have come all this way, you are missing out if you do not enjoy fish dishes! You will leave with a stomach full of dishes prepared with an abundance of fresh seafood.

Very popular minutes at a slightly high-grade inn.

It is a little more expensive than a business hotel, but the price is returned in the form of food and comfort, so it is recommended to savor it for a very popular meal.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Tomonoura Onsen
Address: Tomo-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, 721-0201
Telephone number: 084-982-1123 (Tomonoura Ryokan Association)
Fee: from 18,000 yen per person

Irohamaru Exhibition Hall

The Irohamaru Exhibition Hall is a facility that exhibits the collision between the Irohamaru and the Meikomaru, on which Ryoma Sakamoto was a passenger. After the collision, Ryoma stayed in Tomonoura for four days, and the room where he stayed at that time is also reproduced.

Symbolic everlasting light

The nightlight that stands right next to the sea represents the port facilities of the Edo period and has been guiding ships in and out of the port ever since it was built in 1859.
The gangi, the boat guardhouse and the nightlight are from that time.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Iroha Maru Exhibition Hall
Address: Tomo Tomo 843-1, Tomo-machi, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture 720-0201
Phone number: 084-982-1681
Hours of operation: 10:00 - 4:30
Closed: Year-end and New Year holidays
Materials: 200 yen for elementary school students and above

Abusubi Kannon (Bandaiji Kannon Hall)

The Kannon-do Hall, built on a cliff on the Numakuma Peninsula, is a sight to behold from the outside.
The Kannondo Hall, built by Terumoto Mori, is a historic Kannondo Hall designated as a national important cultural property.
It is also famous as a place of prayer for safe navigation, childbirth, and childbirth, and many tourists visit the shrine daily.
It is not far from Tomonoura and is recommended to visit as a set.

You can also enter the Kannon Hall.

Once inside, the Seto Inland Sea and sky spread out before you.
It is designed to provide a panoramic view of the ocean and islets that seem to stretch out in every direction.
If you have come this far, you should definitely go inside.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Abushi-Usagi Kannon (Bandaiji Kannon Hall)
Address: 1427-1 Abusagi, Notohara, Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima, 720-0312, Japan
Phone number: 084-987-3862
Hours of operation: 8:00-17:00
Closed: Open every day
Fee: Adults 100 yen / Elementary school students 50 yen

Fukuyama City

Fukuyama Castle, built in 1622, is designated as a building of scenic importance.
The wooden masonry stone walls are made of smaller stones that are neatly stacked, making it easy to feel the history of the building, which took a mind-boggling amount of time to build.

Goyuden, one of the rarest in the country

This place attached to the stone wall of Fukuyama Castle is a bath.
There was no bathtub, but it was a kind of sauna, which was recreated after it was burnt down in the war.

Near JR Fukuyama Station

It is located near JR Fukuyama Station, which is also the nearest station to Tomonoura, making it easy to stop by while sightseeing in Tomonoura.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Fukuyama Castle
Address: 1-8, Marunouchi 1-chome, Fukuyama, Hiroshima 720-0061, Japan
Phone number: 084-922-2117
Opening hours: 6:00 - 22:00 (Fukuyama Castle Park)
Regular holiday: Yue Yao Day (Fukuyama Castle Museum)

Fukuyama Art Museum

Located in Fukuyama Castle Park, this art museum blends in with the lush greenery of the park and its beautiful scenery. It mainly exhibits Japanese modern and contemporary art and European modern and contemporary art, but it is also a lively museum that holds events from time to time.

Monument in the garden "Arch of Love "

Not only is it a very large monument that catches the eye, but its title, Arch of Love, tickles the heart.
In fact, it is a very popular monument that many tourists take pictures of as a photo spot.

This is also located right next to JR Fukuyama Station, so you can easily drop by while sightseeing.

"Facility Information "
Name: Fukuyama Museum of Art
Address: 2-4-3 Nishimachi, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima, 720-0067 Japan
Phone number: 084-932-2345
Hours of operation: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Monday
Material: 300yen for adults / No material for college students and below

Fukuyama Auto Timing Museum

This is a museum where visitors can see, touch, and ride through the history of automobiles made in Japan and abroad. Of course, photos are allowed, and in a sense, this is Fukuyama's best photo spot.

A great space for retro fans.

Not only cars, but also clocks, wax figures, wooden horses, automatic pianos, music boxes, phonographs, cameras, radios, oil stoves, light aircraft, Piper Cherokees, and retro items are collected here, making it a tasteful place to spend a day visiting.
It is only a 15-minute walk from JR Fukuyama Station, making it an easy stop for visitors.

"Facility Information "
Name of facility: Fukuyama Auto Timing Museum
Address: 3-1-22 Kitayoshizu-cho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima, 720-0073 Japan
Phone number: 084-922-8188
Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fees: Adults 900 yen/ Junior and senior high school students 600 yen/ Children 300 yen


Fukuyama City has many tasteful tourist attractions.
If there is even one place you would like to visit, why not go sightseeing in Fukuyama to spend some quality time since it is a very convenient place to visit since there are many tourist attractions clustered around it.

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