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Fukuyama is the second most populous city in Hiroshima Prefecture after Hiroshima City.
It is located at the eastern end of the prefecture and midway along the coastline of the Seto Inland Sea, not far from Onomichi.
Fukuyama's city center is located a few kilometers inland around Fukuyama Station which stands directly adjacent to Fukuyama Castle.
Further south towards the water, tourists will find the noteworthy port town of Tomonoura and the unique Shinshoji Temple.

Fukuyama Castle

Fukuyama Castle is a magnificent castle founded by Mizuno Katsunari in 1622 after he become lord of the 100,000koku territory of Bingo.
He is also known as the cousin of Ieyasu Tokugawa.

Fukuyama Hachimangu Shrine

5 minutes on foot from Fukuyama station.
Fukuyama Hachimangu Shrine rises in a silent and beautiful grounds.

Ushitora Jinja Shrine

The northeast of Fukuyama Castle is "Kimon".
Kimon is mean an unlucky quarter.
It was built as a shrine to protect Fukuyama castle from "Kimon".

Kusado Inari Jinja Shrine

This shrine was built in 807 to protect neighboring Myooin Temple. 
Enjoy a panoramatic view of the ctiy from here

Myooin Temple

The temple was reportedly founded by Kobo-Daishi in 807 and is the oldest structure with the Secchu-yo style in existence. 


The old town center of Tomonoura has many photogenic alleys lined by rustic old houses with wooden facades.
There are a few shops selling homeishu, the local medicinal liquor.
The bayfront area is littered with small boats, demonstrating the port's continuing relevancy. 

Abuto-kannon Temple

he lacquer-coated Kannon-do temple, blends in with clear waters and rocks of the Seto Inland Sea.
Built by Mouri Terumoto and designated as a property of national importance, the Abuto-kannon Temple has long been used to give prayers for safe childbirth and safe voyages.


Onomichi is a port that flourished before the age of steam ships, though it is far larger, better connected, and more modern than Tomo. Today, Onomichi's main selling point is nostalgia. The streets - though many are so narrow they hardly deserve the name - that crisscross the steep hillside rising almost immediately from the seafront and lined with tumble down houses, pull at the memory strings of domestic visitors from cities that bulldozed such places long ago.


This townscape, known for the characteristically Japanese white walls of its residences and the willow trees lining the banks of the Kurashiki River, has earned recognition as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. Kurashiki prospered in the 1600s as an integral destination for the transportation of goods, and the area continues to offer a historically attractive atmosphere of a calm and harmonious life.

Please enjoy the trip of Fukuyama which is not elsewhere.

While traveling the world, I noticed the encounter with people and the enjoyment of communication.
I rediscover the charm of Fukuyama where I was born and raised and let me guide you so that everyone can enjoy it