Historic Sites

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.”

The charm of Tomonoura is its historical townscape, which looks like something out of a movie. The narrow alleyways lined with wooden town houses have a unique atmosphere that makes you feel as if you have slipped back in time to Japan several hundred years ago. In Tomonoura, there are many new stores that have renovated old houses and sell fashionable goods and traditional crafts.


416-1 Tomo, Tomo-cho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, JAPAN
Tomonoura Tourist Information Center: 084-982-3200
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