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

Sensuijima Island
Sensuijima area, Tomonoura, Fukuyama city, Hiroshima prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 30 minutes by bus to get to Tomonoura from JR Fukuyama Station → About 5 minutes by ferry from Tomonoura ferry port
Sensuijima Island is located in the middle of the Seto Inland Sea National Park, which was the first designated national park in Japan. Its name, Sensuijima, was derived from the description that it was so beautiful that even a sen-nin (hermit) would be fascinated with it. True to the name, the panorama of the island, showing the gently rolling outline of the mountains, is absolutely beautiful. The island has some beaches, barbecue facilities, a hot spring and a hotel, and it bustle with many people who visit for leisure during the summer.
Joyato Lighthouse
Tomo-cho, Fukuyama city, Hiroshima prefecture
[Access from our hotel]
About 30 minutes by bus from JR Fukuyama Station
Joyato Lighthouse beloved as a symbol of Tomonoura was built in 1859. In those days this town prospered as many merchants ships would wait here for favorable tides, being called“Shiomachi-no-Minato” (“Port of Waiting for the Tides”). Since then, this lighthouse has been ensured the safety of ships coming to the port of Tomonoura. Also it makes this town the only port in Japan that retains all the elements of an Edo period port including Gangi (stair-type wharfs), Hatoba (breakwaters) and others. The exotic view of the lighted Joyato Lighthouse in the dusk is so exquisite, making it a perfect photo spot.
Irohamaru Museum
843-1 Tomo-cho Tomo, Fukuyama city, Hiroshima prefecture
[Hours]
10:00 to 17:00, closed December 28 to January 1
[Access from our hotel]
About 30 minutes by bus from JR Fukuyama Station
In 1867, “Irohamaru”, the ship of Kaientai, which was founded by a popular historical figure named Sakamoto Ryoma, collided with “Meikoumaru” the ship of Kishu Domain off the coast of Tomonoura. Irohamaru Museum exhibits retrieved artifacts, photos and illustrations related to “the Incident of the Irohamaru”. An Irohamaru wreckage diorama, which is 70% of the actual size, and a replica of the room of the Masuya Seiemon residence where Ryoma and the members of Kaientai stayed during the incident are worth seeing.
Ōta Residence
842 Tomo-cho Tomo, Fukuyama city, Hiroshima prefecture
[Hours]
10:00 to 17:00, closed Tuesdays (or following day if Tuesday is a national holiday) and December 29 to January 3
[Admission]
Junior high school students or older: JPY 400, Elementary school students: JPY 200
[Access from our hotel]
About 30 minutes by bus from JR Fukuyama Station
The former Ōta residence is a collection of historic merchant houses restored as they were first built. Originally they belonged to a brewing family of homeishu (local medicinal liquor). In old days the family flourished as the goyoumei zakaya (official sake brewing family) of Fukuyama Domain, and later the residence was owned by the Ōta family during the Meiji period (1868-1912). In 1991 the buildings were designated as a Nationally Important Cultural Property. This impressively well-preserved residence including an Omoya (main building), a kitchen and homeishu storehouses plays an important part in creating Tomonoura’s characteristic atmosphere.
Tomonotsu Museum
271-1 Tomo-cho Tomo, Fukuyama city, Hiroshima prefecture
[Hours]
10:00 to 17:00, closed Mondays and a following day of a national holiday
[Access from our hotel]
About 30 minutes by bus from JR Fukuyama Station
The Tomonotsu Museum was built by refurbishing a 150-year-old storehouse, maintaining a classic and attractive appearance. The museum is devoted to “Art Brut” or “Outsider Art”. It displays outside-the-box artworks which are so unique that you may feel as if you are in another world. The distinctive exhibitions offered by this up-and-coming museum often draw a lot of attentions and receive media coverage.
Tomonoura Museum of History and Folklore
536-1 Tomo-cho Usiroji, Fukuyama city, Hiroshima prefecture
[Hours]
9:00 to 17:00 (entry until 16:30), closed Mondays (or following day if Monday is a national holiday) and December 29 to January 3
[Admission]
JPY 150, free for high school students and under
[Access from our hotel]
About 30 minutes by bus from JR Fukuyama Station
The Tomonoura Museum of History and Folklore is good place to learn about the history of this town. It is located on the top of the hill where the Tomo-jo Castle used to stand. In fact, part of the foundation of the building was built using excavated stones of the castle. It permanently exhibits historical materials of the town and artifacts relating to local festivals. Also it provides various special exhibitions on seasonal rotation, letting visitors lean about new aspect of the town whenever coming over here.
Taichoro Guesthouse (Fukuzenji Temple)
2 Tomo-cho Tomo, Fukuyama city, Hiroshima prefecture
[Hours]
8:00 to 17:00
[Admission]
Adults: JPY 200 yen, High school and junior high school students: JPY 150,
Elementary school students: JPY 100
[Access from our hotel]
About 30 minutes by bus from JR Fukuyama Station
“The most beautiful scenery in Japan” – this was a praise for the view from Taichoro by an officer of the Korean envoy, Yi Bang-won in 1711. As the story tells, Taichoro affords one of the most beautiful scenic views in Tomonoura that shows the landscape with the tranquil Inland Sea and the graceful figure of Sensuijima Island as if through a picture frame. A fresh and soothing sea breeze coming from the veranda of Taichoro will make you forget all about the time.
Abuto Kannon (Banndaiji Temple Kannondo)
1427-1 Notohara Abuto, Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama city, Hiroshima prefecture
[Hours]
7:00 to 17:00, seven days a week
[Admission]
Adults: JPY 100, Children: JPY 50
[Access from our hotel]
About 45 minutes by bus from JR Fukuyama Station
Located about 4 kilometers west of Tomonoura, Abuto Kannon (Bandaiji Temple Kannondo) stands on the tip of Cape Abuto on the southern end of the Numakuma Peninsula. This Kannondo was built by Mori Terumoto during 1570-1573 and has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property. Enter the Kannondo on the sheer cliff with your shoes off and look out over balustrades. You can enjoy a breathtaking and thrilling ocean view.

Sightseeing Spots near Tomonoura