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Tomo no Ura

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Address: 1225 Tomocho Ushiroji | Tomoe Chiku, Fukuyama 720-0202, Hiroshima Prefecture
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+81 84-982-2050

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Fascinating detour on the way between Hiroshima and Himeji

We were traveling from Miyajima in the direction of Himeji with the actual destination being an area called Washuzan. The driving distance was almost 200 kilometers so we decided... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 December 2016
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We were traveling from Miyajima in the direction of Himeji with the actual destination being an area called Washuzan. The driving distance was almost 200 kilometers so we decided to find a stop area midway for lunch. Our choice was a small detour to Tomonoura. It is a small port town with not too many tourists. We did a walk... More 

Thank Ruckdee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Went there for the first time with my mom. There are some nice coffee shops..:) it's good place to stroll through the area which you can feel a nostalgic Japanese view. I stayed super fancy nice hotel around there.that made my trip greater though...

Thank Yumfuchee
Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A friend of mine took me to Tomonoura just by chance. We both had some free time and she knew I liked Japanese history so we went. It's about a 30 minute drive from Fukuyama city and quite a nice country drive. When we arrived it was a little busy not like some of the other historical sites in Japan.... More 

Thank Oyaji090
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Certainly only a few things to see and visit but if you have time, it is worth losing it (in the right manner) here. Time passes by slowly, the small wharf, the small town and the small island across the town (+ some sea kayak) are a great stop between more touristic places (and stay at Migiwatei Ochi Kochi)

Thank holidayz2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Tomonoura is an accent fishing village that has preserved old Japanese styled houses. Calmed atmosphere, also it's home of the "homeishu " a medicinal liquor that suppose good for health.

Thank Alex7Schumacher
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Narrow streets and plenty of temples. If you arrive by car it is best to park it in the first possible parking lot as the streets do make navigating difficult especially when opposite traffic comes. Easily combined with the Abuto Kannon.

Thank Stephan1954
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

No wonder Miyazaki was inspired by this town when he visited it. Lots of temples, lovely streets, the smallest bridge ever (sasayaki bashi) and plenty of useful mini-maps near each landmark to help you orientate to the next spot. People were quite friendly too.

Thank Pedro S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

This is a very Traditional fishing port that later became popular with Hayao Miyazaki's film, "Ponyo on the Cliff ". Typical of these places are narrow roads, so you might want to walk or bike instead of driving. I like an old all night light at the port. Also you can try some Homei-shu (medicated liquor).

Thank kikikaykay
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Arriving by bus from Fukuyama Station this place looks like a sleepy fishing village. However, I find this place interesting. It is quite easy to explore it because of its compactness. I'd found and visited a few temples here. Found them to be rich in history and one with an exceptional view. The port was full of small fishing vessels.... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

A 30 minute bus ride from Fukuyama this is a fishing village of narrow streets and many temples. Downside is not many places to eat the fresh fish that they catch there.

Thank Bomoh

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