Onomichi (Onomichi City, Hiroshima Pref.)
Twenty-five old temples occupy sites throughout downtown Onomichi. These distinctive temples combine with impressive views of the Seto Inland Sea to make Onomichi an inspiring choice as a tourist destination.
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Jiko-ji Temple
Jiko-ji Temple is famous for the brilliant blooming of hydrangeas and for Enmyo-mon, an impressive stone gate consistent with the image of Onomichi as a "Stone Town". Create your own delightful Nigiri Botoke (which is then fired in a kiln) as a precious keepsake of your journey to this place.
- Senko-ji Temple
Founded in 806, Senko-ji Temple boasts one of the most spectacular views in Japan from its main hall, which was built aloft in air. The Kyoonro Tower, a bell tower, has been selected as the source of one of the 100 most inspiring audio landscapes in Japan. The temple draws many tourists as a sacred symbol of Onomichi.
- Jodo-ji Temple
Built according to legend by Prince Shotoku, Jodo-ji Temple is also famous as a national treasure. The main hall and a two-storied pagoda are designated as national treasures. The temple is the site of Rotekian, a teahouse that is believed to have been relocated to the inner garden from Fushimi Castle.
- By air:
- Haneda Airport - Hiroshima Airport; 1 hour 15 minutes
- Hiroshima Airport - Onomichi Station; 1 hour by bus/train
- By train:
- Tokyo Station - Onomichi Station; 4 hours
- Shin-Onomichi Station Tourist Information Office
- Tel: +81-848-22-6900 (English)