5 Emotional Scenic Spots in Hiroshima

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Historic buildings, romantic townscapes, sparkling factory nightscapes, the calm and scenic sea and mountains of the Seto Inland Sea... In Hiroshima, which has been blessed with a location and climate since ancient times, you can see splendid views created by nostalgic landscapes created by human ha...


Spot ① Fuchu City Townscape of upper and lower white walls

It's like a scene from a movie. Townscape immersed in historical romance

Jojo-cho prospered as a post town connecting the Sanin and Sanyo areas under the direct control of the shogunate (Tenryo). Even now, if you walk around the shopping district, you can come across historical scenery such as white walls, namako walls, and lattice windows. There is a row of retro and tasteful buildings, including Jojo Christ Church, which was built as a storehouse for the former conglomerate Kadokura family during the Meiji period. One of the few remaining wooden playhouses in Japan, “Okinaza” is a space that makes you feel as if you have slipped back in time to the Taisho era, with its illuminated revolving stage, runway, and abyss. The townscape, where you can feel the romance of history everywhere, is a picture no matter where you cut it.

“Staying Machiya Tenryo Joge” is a renovated 150-year-old townhouse. You can enjoy the architectural beauty of the Meiji era, such as the beautifully crafted transoms and shoji windows.

The "Okinaza", the temple gate, and the back alleys can only be visited on a guided tour. You can also wear and rent kimonos in the "top and bottom style" and walk around the town.

Spot ② Onomichi City Kosanji Museum The Hill of Hope

A bright white world. Popular photogenic spot

The gorgeous Kosanji Temple and Kosanji Museum, known as the "West Nikko Toshogu Shrine." If you follow the promenade behind the main hall, you will see a fantastic white world beyond. The 5,000 square meter garden, which uses Italian Carrara marble, was created by world-famous sculptor Kazuto Kuiya. The towering white monuments of various shapes and sizes are reminiscent of Santorini, Greece. The world surrounded by white as far as the eye can see makes you feel even a solemn atmosphere.

Kosanji Temple is as vivid as Ryugu Castle. In addition to the 15 pagodas that have been designated as nationally registered tangible cultural properties, you can also see valuable museum collections.

The cafe in The Hill of Hope was also designed by the sculptor Mr. Kuitani. Surrounded by white marble, the view from inside the restaurant makes you feel as if you are in the Mediterranean Sea.

Spot ③ Jinseki Kogen Town Toyomatsu Paper Airplane Tower

A paper airplane that shines in the blue sky. Feeling of freedom to fly into the superb view

The Toyomatsu Paper Airplane Tower stands alone at the summit of Mt. As the name suggests, it is a rare facility in the world where you can play by flying paper airplanes. In the work space on the first floor, where wooden desks and chairs are lined up, you can freely make paper planes, and you can also ask the instructor to teach you how to fold them. When you climb up to the tower observatory, you can see a 360-degree panorama of Mt. Daisen, Mt. Dogo, and Mt. Hiba in front of you. The exhilarating feeling of releasing your own paper airplane into the wind in a magnificent view is irresistible!

The tower is 26m tall and you can take the elevator up to the observatory 15m above the ground. There is also a mechanism to ring the "bell of love" on the observatory

The raw material for eco paper is sugar cane residue. Since it decomposes and returns to the soil, you can fly the paper airplane as far as you want.

Spot ④ Otake City Night View of Otake Factory

Light flows into the sky and the sea surface. A beautiful night view like a sparkling jewel

The Otake industrial complex has a rare feature in Japan, where you can see the factory up close. It is the site where Japan's first comprehensive petrochemical plant was built, and large-scale chemical plants stand side by side, and tank groups, chemical plants, and pipelines form the area. At dusk, a powerful factory night view appears illuminated by gorgeous lights. If you climb Kamei Park (Kamei Castle Ruins), which is also known as a cherry blossom viewing spot, you can see a fantastic complex facing the Seto Inland Sea. The romantic night view that looks like it's studded with jewels is worth seeing. It is also recommended for driving at night.

The solid, inorganic structure floats in the light, and the appearance of white steam rising gives it a sci-fi atmosphere. Ogata Port is a little-known spot where you can see the factories on the opposite bank from inside the train

The tower shining in the night sky looks like the Eiffel Tower. Along the Oze River, which is the border between Hiroshima Prefecture and Yamaguchi Prefecture, you can enjoy the night view on both sides of Otake and Waki at once.

Spot ⑤ Shobara City Taishakukyo Gorge

The majesty and mystery of nature. Forming beauty created by eternal time

Taishakukyo Gorge straddles Tojo Town in Shobara City and Jinseki Kogen Town. The 18km-long gorge is considered one of Japan's 100 scenic spots, and is a popular scenic spot where you can stroll while admiring the scenery of each season. There is a promenade where you can enjoy forest bathing hiking, and there are plenty of activities to enjoy the great outdoors, such as pleasure boat cruising and kayaking. In recent years, the area around the tunnel in front of "Sakura Bridge" over the Taishaku River has been attracting a lot of attention. The contrast between the dark tunnel and the light, the red bridge shining in the vivid greenery and autumn leaves, is a hot topic as a spot where you can take pictures with an atmosphere!

“Obashi” is a natural bridge with a length of 90m, a width of 18m, and a height of 40m above the riverbed. Also famous as a natural power spot

Hakuundo is a limestone cave that represents Taishakukyo Gorge. The depth is about 200m, and stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, etc. are preserved in their natural state. The temperature inside the cave is always around 11℃, cool in summer and warm in winter.

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