The Fukuyama Oriental Hotel will help you to enjoy your visit to Onomichi.

Shimanami Sea Route
[Access from our hotel]
About 18 minutes to JR Onomichi Station from JR Fukuyama Station
The focus of any visit to Onomichi, the Honshu-Shikoku Bridge known as the Shimanami Sea Route is an expressway with a chain of bridges linking Onomichi in Hiroshima prefecture and Imabari in Ehime prefecture through several inland islands. While every bridge on the route is characteristic, the most notable one is Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge, the world’s first three successive suspension bridges built in such a difficult location in the sea. Its beautiful appearance is attractive enough to be described as art.
Misode Tenmangu Shrine
1-11-16 Nagae, Onomichi city, Hiroshima prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 18 minutes to JR Onomichi Station from JR Fukuyama Station →About 5 minutes by bus
Among many temples and shrines in Onomichi, Misode Tenmangu Shrine enjoys great popularity among students. As it enshrines Sugawara no Michizane, the god of academic achievements, many students preparing for entrance exams visit this shrine during the examination season. The shrine is also famous for a large flight of stone steps. Each 5-meter-wide step is carved out of a single piece of stone comprising a total of 54 steps –interestingly only the last one is constructed with two pieces. This place is known for the “falling down stairs” scene in the film, “Tenkousei (Exchange Students)” by Obayashi Nobuhiko.
Former Residence of Shiga Naoya
8-28 Higashitsuchido-cho, Onomichi city, Hiroshima prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 18 minutes to JR Onomichi Station from JR Fukuyama Station →About 20 minutes on foot
[Hours]
9:00 to 17:00 (open to 18:00 from April to October), closed Tuesdays
[Admission]
Adults: JPY 300 (ticket for three museums in this area), free for junior high school students and under
In 1912, a great writer, Shiga Naoya moved to Onomichi. The Munewari-nagaya (a partitioned tenement house) where he used to live still remains, and is now a popular tourist location in this town. It is said that he wrote the draft of his most famous work, An'ya Koro (A Dark Night's Passing) at this residence. With the good old atmosphere of the house preserved as it was, it is a valuable place where you can imagine the future that the writer dreamed about.
Maneki-neko Museum
19-36 Higashitsuchido-cho, Onomichi city, Hiroshima prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 18 minutes to JR Onomichi Station from JR Fukuyama Station →About 20 minutes on foot
[Hours]
11:00 to 17:00, (from 10:00 for weekends and national holidays), closed Thursdays (or following day if Thursday is a national holiday)
There are many commercial facilities converted from old houses in Onomichi. These retro-modern-mixture houses match well with the townscape and its many quaint slopes. One of them, a refurbished small old house, is now the Maneki-neko Museum. Over 1500 of the ornamental beckoning cats, owned by Sonoyama Shunji who lives in Onomichi, are displayed in the museum. It is known as an interesting place for cat lovers.
Senko-ji Park
19 Nishitsuchido-cho, Onomichi city, Hiroshima prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 18 minutes to Onomichi Station from JR Fukuyama Station →About 10 minutes by taxi
Senko-ji Park is the place where a picturesque view of the town is merged with natural beauty in all seasons. The park affords many glorious scenes. In spring, it is filled with beautiful cherry blossoms, being selected as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Viewing Sites. Also, the view from the observation platform is designated as one of Japan's Top 100 Night Views, and a sacred spot for couples in love. You can also enjoy the Senko-ji-yama Ropeway and a "Bungaku no Komichi (literature path)" that features rocks inscribed with poems of writers related to the town.
Senko-ji Temple
15-1 Higashitsuchido-cho, Onomichi city, Hiroshima prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 18 minutes to JR Onomichi Station from JR Fukuyama Station →About 15 minutes on foot to get to Sanroku station of a ropeway at the foot of the mountain
Senko-ji temple is located at the middle of Senko-ji-yama Mountain. This temple is famous for a vermillion-lacquered main hall, called Red Hall, and a bell tower the sound of which is registered as one of the “100 Soundscapes of Japan”. Another feature is a large rock in the precincts. Legend has it that, the rock, called “Tama no Iwa (Jewel Rock)” had a gem on the top, which would glow at night illuming all of Onomichi. Still now, this temple is regarded as an important place for Onomichi, watching over the beautiful, tranquil town. 
ONOMICHI U2
5-11 Nishigosho-cho, Onomichi city, Hiroshima prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 18 minutes to JR Onomichi Station from JR Fukuyama Station →About 5 minutes on foot
[Hours]
Depends on store
By refurbishing a former prefectural maritime warehouse, “Kenei Uwaya 2 gou”, ONOMICHI U2 was reborn as a resort complex for cyclists. It includes a café serving tasty breads, a souvenir shop, a bicycle shop and a hotel all in one. It is located by the sea so you can enjoy spending time on deck in the sea breeze on a fine day.

Sightseeing Spots near Onomichi