Onomichi Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Onomichi Things to Do

  • Mt Senkoji Ropeway

    When in Onomichi, I definitely recommend taking the ropeway up the hill to Senkoji temple. From there you get a great view of the Seto Inland sea, and neighbouring Mukaijima Island. There is an observation building at the top as well as the various buildings that make up Senkoji.Mind you though, it is possible to walk up as well, although most...

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  • Senkoji Temple Zodiac

    The 12 zodiac animals at Senkoji Temple: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog & pig.

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  • At Mt. Senkoji

    At the top Mt. Senkoji is where the main temple is located, Senkoji Temple. It is here where there is a bell at the Kyoonro (amazing sound tower) that is rung during a midnight ceremony during New Year's. It is here where you can make a prayer/wish to your zodiac sign. It is also here where you can get lucky charms.

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  • For all you shoe historians

    Saikokuji Temple is in honor of the straw sandals. Straw sandals of all sizes are hung at the entrance of the temple. It is believed that this temple was built by a priest,Gyoki.

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  • Temple Path

    This is how the temple path looks like. Follow the white stoned path & it will take you to the various temples along the tour.

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  • Compare your hand with a sumo's hand

    At Komyoji Temple you can compare your handprint size with the handsize of the 12th sumo wrestler. Along the path of the temple tour there are other sumo handprints as well.

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Onomichi Hotels

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  • Bella Vista Sakaigahama

    1344-2 Urasaki-cho, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, 720-0551, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Green Hill Hotel Onomichi

    9-1 Higashigoshocho, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, 722-0036, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Alpha-One Onomichi

    1-1 Nishigoshocho, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, 722-0037, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

Onomichi Restaurants

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    by salisbury3933 Written Apr 2, 2013

    Onomichi Ramen seems to be very popular as evidenced by the queues waiting to eat at the various noodle shops in town. There is even a 'ramen map' which shows were the various shops are located.

    We waited for around 20 minutes to get into this one, and it was worth the wait. Not expensive either, good value. This one in particular is right near the entrance to the ropeway.

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Onomichi Transportation

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    by heywinks Written Jun 20, 2004

    Onomichi is in Hiroshima Prefecture. If you are coming from the West (Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Himeji, etc) you will reach JR Onomichi Station before you reach JR Hiroshima Station.
    If you want to get to Onomichi from Hiroshima, you can take a 60 min limousine bus from Hiroshima.
    JR Onomichi Station is NOT a Shinkansen Station, so if you are taking Nozomi you will have to transfer to a local line.

    JR Onomichi Station

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Onomichi Shopping

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    by heywinks Written Jun 20, 2004

    Onomichi Shopping Street is the covered shopping arcade that sells local crafts/souvenirs, clothing, daily goods, stationary, etc. This shopping street is about a 4-5 min walk from JR Onomichi Station.

    Onomichi Shopping Street

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