Fukuyama Station is a stop on the Sanyo Shinkansen, although not all Shinkansen trains stop there. The platforms may be humble, but the area around the station is bustling with life, just like its counterpart in Hiroshima City. Countless shops and eateries can be found in the adjacent buildings, and the numerous bus platforms just outside can whisk travelers away to destinations like Tomonoura, Shinshoji, Miroku no Sato, or Abuto Kannon-ji.
Moment of Joy
When the roses bloom in May and October, the covered shopping street leading out from Fukuyama Station becomes awash in a tide of reds, pinks, yellows, and whites, beckoning visitors southward towards Rose Park, where even more floral beauties await. The annual Rose Festival is held in mid-May, and street performers can be found dazzling spectators right in front of the station entrance. Other performances, special events and seasonal food stands are scattered downtown, and a parade also passes through the Rose Park area.