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Tomo no Ura, Fukuyama

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A picturesque port town at the southern end of Fukuyama city, Tomo no Ura offers scenic views and an insight into Japan’s age of sails. Traditional dark wooden facades, a lovely 11 m (33 ft) tall Edo-period stone lighthouse, cobblestone steps, and a historic pier and old docks all preserve the Edo atmosphere. Famous for the production of "homeishu," medical liquor said to induce longevity, the port has a museum dedicated to it. You can also visit four temples and a shrine, as well as museum of history and folklore. Tomo Port sits 30 minutes by bus from Fukuyama. With our online itinerary creator, Fukuyama attractions like Tomo no Ura can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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You can find a number of three- and four-star hotels concentrated around the main train station in Fukuyama, boasting easy access to local attractions and day-trip connections. You can get a simple, private room near the city center, many of which come with complimentary breakfast or even a quality onsite restaurant. Venture further away from downtown and you can opt to stay at a traditional "onsen" or spa resort.
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  • 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 m...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 coun...  more »
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  • Quaint fishing town with a charming old downtown area. Best feature are the friendly and somewhat quirky local shop owners. Worth visiting for a day trip if you ever find yourself in the vicinity.
  • The kids always have fun hunting for things in the beach over on Sensuijima.
  • Beautiful little town with lots of quirky locals.
  • There are free on Wednesdays, so shop and as a filming location for TV dramas and movies, you-.-! There were lots of things! Worried so hard on the leash of the Kannon, Temple of prayer and what, immediately calls the good news! I was surprised at this temple. So too can enjoy
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  • Including the tomonoura area in 1934, first designated as a national park area. Commemorative stamps are issued. Just seems this tomonoura port of port facility during the Edo period remain. Said Miyazaki movie one model of "Ponyo on the cliff" and, recently, also became a filming location for the TV series a Meteor wagon by the year 2015. It is a town have left a lot of smell of the Showa era.
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