Itineraries 3days

3-day and 2-night clockwise tour of Hiroshima

3-day and 2-night clockwise tour of Hiroshima

An itinerary for nature lovers who want to enjoy all the adventure and moments of peace the rich mountainside of Hiroshima has to offer via rental car.

Day 1

01 Hiroshima Station (広島駅)

Hiroshima Station is the bustling transportation hub of our peaceful city, and one of the principal entertainment hubs as well. All JR lines in the city stop here, and from here, people can take numerous buses and streetcars anywhere in the city, or even out of town. The ekie shopping complex located inside the station building also has no shortage of restaurants and souvenir shops to keep visitors busy for hours.

Address
2-37 Matsubaracho, Minami Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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Transportation: Rental car

02 Taiyaki-yaYoshio

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03 Nukui Dam (温井ダム)

Nukui Dam is a gigantic reservoir found in Akiota Town, and serves as a tourist attraction in its own right due to its size. The streams gushing through the walls are a sight to behold. Aside from the dam itself, the surround Lake Ryuki hosts a variety of flora and fauna, and makes for a decent walk.

Address
1956-2 Kakei, Akiota Town, Yamagata District, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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04 Toyohira Donguri Village (豊平どんぐり村)

Toyohira Donguri Village is a rural escapade for locals who yearn for the ways of old and need a break from their urban, everyday lives. The site is composed of four sections: Toyohira General Athletic Park, Donguri-sho (Acorn Villa), Sansan Market, and Musashi (a restaurant specializing in rice balls). Toyohira General Athletic Park sports wide-open grounds for playing sports, a fitness center, and lots of sports equipment available for rental. The Acorn Villa features a hot spring, a vegetable garden, a soba noodle-manufacturing workshop, and more. Sansan Market is chock full of plants for sale, and also has a café in which customers can sit down with a drink or some soft serve ice cream.

Address
12609 Tsushimi, Kitahiroshima Town, Yamagata District, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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Transportation: Rental car

05 Musubi Musashi Toyohira

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06 Kagura Monzen Toji Village (神楽門前湯治村)

Kagura Monzen Touji Mura is a popular Kagura themed tourist spot located in Midori-cho, Akitakata City. The town of Mitosato has been home to the traditional art of Kagura since ancient times, and there are still 13 Kagura troupes active there today. In the vast grounds of Kagura Monzen Touji Mura, there are natural hot springs, lodging facilities, and a hall dedicated to the performance of Kagura, all lined up in a row. This creates an amazing atmosphere that will make you feel like you’ve gone to back in time to a traditional Japanese period. In addition to viewing kagura, visitors can also enjoy activities such as experiencing kagura.

Address
4627 Midori-cho Hongo, Akitakata, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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Transportation: Rental car

Day 2

01 Hiroshima Miyoshi Winery

Hiroshima Miyoshi Winery is located in Miyoshi City and is one of the leading wineries in Hiroshima. The winery has won awards in various domestic and international wine competitions, and is a popular and talented winery. The winery has many facilities where you can learn more about Miyoshi and its wines, such as the factory where the wine is made, the wine cellar, the farm where the grapes are grown, the wine museum where you can taste and buy the products, and the restaurant.

Address
10445-3, Higashizakaya-cho, Miyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan

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Transportation: Rental car

02 Okuda Genso Sayume Art Museum (奥田元宋・小由女美術館)

The Okuda Genso Sayume Art Museum is located in the center of Miyoshi City. Opened in 2005, the museum is named after the couple, Japanese-style painter Okuda Genso and Japanese doll artist Okuda Sayume, who both received awards for their contributions to culture. The museum has a permanent display of Japanese paintings by Okuda Genso and dolls by Sayume. It also frequently holds special exhibitions such as the Sylvanian Families Exhibition. The museum also has a tea ceremony room, where visitors can enjoy a tea ceremony experience on weekends and holidays for an additional fee.

Address
10453-6, Higashisakaya-cho, Miyoshi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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03 Restaurant Yoshoku Kobo

Restaurant Yosoku Kobo is a museum restaurant attached to the “Okudagenso Sayume Museum”. The large windows offer a view of the museum’s beautiful garden, which changes its appearance with the seasons. The menu at the restaurant consists of casual course meals and French cuisine such as beef stew, and most of the dishes are made with fresh ingredients from Miyoshi. Limited edition menus are also offered according to the seasons, so you can enjoy new dishes whenever you visit.

Address
10453-6, Higashisakeyamachi, Miyoshi, Hiroshima

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Transportation: Rental car

04 Taishaku Gorge (帝釈峡)

Taishaku Gorge is a canyon that straddles Shobara City and Jinsekikogen Town from north to south. The gorge is about 18 kilometers long and is divided into several areas, including the Kamitaishakukyo area and the Lake Shinryu area. In addition to strolling through the canyon while taking in the natural beauty of Taishaku Gorge, there are many activities available for enjoying nature, such as cruising on a sightseeing boat or kayaking, making it one of the most popular spots for tourists from Japan and abroad.


(Taishaku Gorge Boat)
[Operation Period] Late March – Early December (heated kotatsu boats Early December – Early January)
Adult – ¥1,500 (¥2,000 for kotatsu boats)
Elementary School student – ¥750 (¥1,000 for kotatsu boats)
Below Elementary age – Free
※If you are a student, please
present your passport or
school ID at reception before
entering.

Address
5034-7 Jinsekikogen Town, Jinseki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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05 ANCHOR HOTEL FUKUYAMA (アンカーホテル福山)

ANCHOR HOTEL FUKUYAMA is an accommodation that stresses a community spirit and the use of locally made items. The rooms are decorated with things produced in Fukuyama, and thus have a distinct flavor. As the hotel is located right by Fukuyama Castle, going out to sightsee is a cinch, and after coming back from a busy day around town, guests can relax with a refreshing drink from the bar. For breakfast, the hotel serves up a hot dog made from local sausages and buns, paired with original blend coffee or fresh fruit juice.

Address
1-1-10 Shironi-cho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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Day 3

01 ANCHOR HOTEL FUKUYAMA (アンカーホテル福山)

ANCHOR HOTEL FUKUYAMA is an accommodation that stresses a community spirit and the use of locally made items. The rooms are decorated with things produced in Fukuyama, and thus have a distinct flavor. As the hotel is located right by Fukuyama Castle, going out to sightsee is a cinch, and after coming back from a busy day around town, guests can relax with a refreshing drink from the bar. For breakfast, the hotel serves up a hot dog made from local sausages and buns, paired with original blend coffee or fresh fruit juice.

Address
1-1-10 Shironi-cho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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Transportation: Rental car

02 Tomonoura (鞆の浦)

Tomonoura is a port town located along the coast of Fukuyama City. The city is also home to the Tomonoura Museum, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Japan. Tomonoura is often used as a stage for movies and anime, and has appeared in such masterpieces as Marvel’s “The Wolverine” and Ghibli’s “Ponyo.”

Address
416-1 Tomo, Tomo-cho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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03 Ichibankan

Ichibankan” is a ramen restaurant located about a 10-minute walk from Onomichi Station. The ramen served in Onomichi is called “Onomichi Ramen,” and is characterized by a light chicken-based soup with a rich flavor and a lot of back oil. Ichibankan is one of the most popular Onomichi ramen restaurants, offering ramen with plenty of green onions and a clear, special soup.

Address
2-9-26 Tsuchido, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

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04 Onomichi IHATOV・Maneki Neko Museum in Onomichi (尾道イーハトーヴ・招き猫美術館in尾道)

The Onomichi IHATOV is a museum of maneki-neko (beckoning cats) built in a vacant house in Onomichi. A beckoning cat is an ornament of a cat that originated in Japan and is posed to invite people in with its paws. They have been placed in stores and other places in Japan since ancient times to promote business prosperity and ward off evil. In the Onomichi IHATOV, visitors can experience Japan’s proud culture of maneki neko by viewing the thousands of maneki neko in the collection of Mr. Shunji Sonoyama, a painter of good fortune.

Address
19-26, Higashitasuchido-cho, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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05 Senkoji (千光寺)

Senkoji Temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Onomichi. The temple is located halfway up Mt. Taiho and is said to have been built about 1,200 years ago. The vermilion-lacquered main hall, also known as the “red hall,” is said to be unique in its beauty and has been preserved in many postcards and photographs since ancient times. The Senkoji ropeway, which departs from the foot of the mountain, is a convenient way to get to Senkoji. It takes about three minutes to reach the mountainside where Senkoji Temple is located.

Address
15-1 Higashitsuchido-cho, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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06 Mihara Castle Ruins (三原城跡)

The Mihara Castle Ruins are the ruins of the great Mihara Castle that once existed in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Although only a part of the castle still exists, such as the castle tower (the stone foundation of the castle tower), the moat surrounding the castle, and the Funairi Tower, it is known as a popular tourist spot visited by most of the tourists who come to Mihara City for sightseeing due to its convenience of being just a short walk from JR Mihara Station. This is one of the few places in Japan where you can see part of the castle ruins from the platform of JR Mihara Station, or even from the JR train.

Address
1-1 Shiromachi, Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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07 Suishin – Yamane honten

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08 Mihara Station (三原駅)

From the moment passengers step off the train, tourism is instantly possible as the Mihara Castle Ruins are visible from the platform. Mihara Station forms part of the center of Mihara City, and as such, numerous stores and restaurants of interest are concentrated around here. Drop by one of the okonomiyaki joints in the middle of sightseeing for an exclusive Miharayaki, renowned for adding fresh chicken offal as a topping.

Address
1-1-1 Shiromachi, Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

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Hiroshima Station (広島駅)

2-37 Matsubaracho, Minami Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Nukui Dam (温井ダム)

1956-2 Kakei, Akiota Town, Yamagata District, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Toyohira Donguri Village (豊平どんぐり村)

12609 Tsushimi, Kitahiroshima Town, Yamagata District, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Kagura Monzen Toji Village (神楽門前湯治村)

4627 Midori-cho Hongo, Akitakata, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Hiroshima Miyoshi Winery

10445-3, Higashizakaya-cho, Miyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan

Okuda Genso Sayume Art Museum (奥田元宋・小由女美術館)

10453-6, Higashisakaya-cho, Miyoshi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Restaurant Yoshoku Kobo

10453-6, Higashisakeyamachi, Miyoshi, Hiroshima

Taishaku Gorge (帝釈峡)

5034-7 Jinsekikogen Town, Jinseki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

ANCHOR HOTEL FUKUYAMA (アンカーホテル福山)

1-1-10 Shironi-cho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

ANCHOR HOTEL FUKUYAMA (アンカーホテル福山)

1-1-10 Shironi-cho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Tomonoura (鞆の浦)

416-1 Tomo, Tomo-cho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Ichibankan

2-9-26 Tsuchido, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

Onomichi IHATOV・Maneki Neko Museum in Onomichi (尾道イーハトーヴ・招き猫美術館in尾道)

19-26, Higashitasuchido-cho, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Senkoji (千光寺)

15-1 Higashitsuchido-cho, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN

Mihara Castle Ruins (三原城跡)

1-1 Shiromachi, Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN