The Top 6 Recommended Sightseeing Spots in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima#Animal ,#Attraction ,#Basic Information ,#Old Townscape ,#Temple&Shrine
Fukuyama, not so many people might know the name of the city itself, but there are many beautiful spots you should see! This time, let me introduce various sites in Fukuyama.
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Firstly, the representative place in Fukuyama is here, Tomonoura, designated as Setonaikai National Park. There are rich in peaceful and tranquil sights, old town atmosphere, and historical sites.
It is recommendable to visit for just have lots of tasty sea bream caught in Tomo port, and good local sake as well as landscape, so you can enjoy these food and sake here.
65 species and 406 animals are raised in the zoo, and exhibited in nine zones such as Penguin Zone, Savanna Zone, The Cursorial Birds/Barrier-free Animal Zone, etc.
The closest exhibition to nature is designed so that you can observe animals as it is. Also, Night Safari is held on Saturdays of August so you can watch the animals of night which are not available usually.
|Fukuyama Municipal Zoo|
|Address||276-1 Fukuda Ashida-cho Fukuyamashi, Hiroshima (map)|
|Closest Station||30 minutes by bus from the Fukuyama Station|
|Open||9:00am – 4:30pm *Reception closes at 4:00pm|
*If it is national holiday, the following day will be closed.
|Entrance Fee||15 or older: ￥500
Abuto Kannon is built at the tip of the cape jutting out into the sea and one of the famous sites in Tomonoura. Wave laps onto the cliff just under there, and it is known as magnificent scenery as you can look out over the islands in Seto Inland Sea and the horizon.
Oppai Ema (a breast shaped votive wooden tablet painted with a picture of a horse) are dedicated to pray for a safe birth in the shrine so why not check them.
|Address||Abuto Notohara Numakuma-cho Fukuyama (map)|
|Closest Station||From JR Sanyo Line, Matsunaga Station ⇒
Take a bus bound for Tomoshako and get off at Abuto-kannon-iriguchi
|Open||8:00am – 5:00pm|
Fukuyama is cherished as “rose town”, and this Rose Park is symbolized the city. About 280 species 5500 roots of roses are planted this park. You can see roses of various colors blooming there.
Various events such as Rose Festival, Illumination are held on May. The roses are at their best just then so visiting there on May is highly recommended.
|Address||1-5 Hanazonocho, Fukuyama (map)|
|Closest Station||Get on the Red Route of Mawa-rose at Fukuyama Station South Entrance
Within walk from “Rose Park” bus stop
Next from Tomonoura, let me introduce Fukuzenji Temple Taichoro. The scenery is also wonderful and reviewed as the most beautiful scenic resort in the east area from the Korean Peninsula. The beautiful landscape is still remained, and able to be looked from the Reception Hall. It is the best spot to face on Seto Inland Sea with feeling the history.
|Address||2 Tomo-cho Fukuyamashi (map)|
|Closest Station||From JR Fukuyama station:
30min by Tomotetsu bus, get off at Tomokō bus stop
|Open||8:00am – 5:00pm|
|Entrance Fee||Adults ￥100 Children ￥50|
When you arrive at Fukuyama Station, Fukuyma Castle near the north entrance of the station attracts your eye. It has not so many differences of altitude so that people who are not accustomed with walking around castles can visit there.
The castle tower and its stone wall are impressive so please take pictures. There are also museum and art galleries around Fukuyama Castle, so please enjoy the interesting spots.
|Fukuyama Castle Museum|
|Address||1-８ Marunouchi, Fukuyama (map)|
|Open||[Sep-Mar] 9:00am – 5:00pm
[Apr-Aug] 9:00am – 6:00pm
*Admission ends 30 mins earlier
*If it’s a national holiday, the following day will be closed.
Child: Free (Under High School Student)
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