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5 hours on foot
JR Onomichi Station - Jikoji Temple - Literature Museum - Maneki Neko (Beckoning Cats) Art Museum - Ropeway Station at the foot of the mountain. - Senkoji Temple & Park - Onomichi Motion Picture Museum - Jodoji Temple - JR Onomichi Station
JR Sanyo Line (local line), Onomichi Station
5 minutes on foot
At Jidoji Temple you can experience "Nigiri Botoke" ("Squeezed Buddha") by molding clay in one hand. A friendly priest of this temple will kindly teach you how to make it. You can experience and enjoy making your own original "Buddha".
10 minutes on foot
This tour takes you to the homes of three famous writers' including Shiga Naoya, Nakamura Kenkichi, and Hayashi Fumiko. Their roots are deeply ingrained in Onomichi. The view from the tourist spot is another charm of this tour. You will be able to witness the magnificent view of Onomichi-waterway.
30 minutes on foot
This is a small art museum made in a remodeled vacant old house. About 3,000 Maneki Neko (Beckoning Cats) that have been collected from the entire country are on display. An idol cat called "Koume-chan" is particularly adorable.
2 minutes on foot
The ropeway is an easy and comfortable way to go up to Senkoji Temple & Park. Feel free to stop and ask the kind citizens of the town when you have lost your way.
3 minutes by Ropeway
The symbol of Onomichi is Senkoji Temple & Park. You can thoroughly enjoy all 4 seasons in this park. The cherry blossoms that unfold here have been chosen one of the "Top 100 Sites of Beautiful Cherry Blossoms" and cover most of the park in spring. An equally beautiful "Onomichi Chrysanthemum Exhibition" is held in autumn. Enjoy the superb view from the top.
20 minutes on foot
Many tourists enjoy taking pictures at the entrance of this pavilion where an original cinema projector stands. Another is the newly opened museum in the style of a "Classical Bank Building" which was remodeled and displays a retrospective atmosphere. It is now the "Onomichi Historical Museum".
10 minutes on foot
It is believed that Shotokutaishi (Prince Shotoku) founded this temple in 616. It is said that this temple was built in order to pray for the victory of war at the times of Ashikaga Takauji's Kyushu Repression and the War of Minatogawa.
5 minutes by bus
A steady flow ferry boats come and go on "Onomichi-waterway" between Onomichi and Mukaishima. It will take 5 minutes going one way. Why don't you try a small voyage?