Fukuyama is a city located in the eastern area of Hiroshima prefecture, a region well-known all around the world for World Heritage sites such as the A-Bomb Dome and Miyajima.
In Fukuyama there is a facility where visitors can experience Japanese culture such as wearing a kimono, playing a koto (Japanese harp) or taking part in a tea ceremony. Close by in the center of the city there is Fukuyama Castle, famous for its pure white walls, while a little further to the south there is Tomonoura Bay, the place that is thought to have inspired the setting for Studio Ghibli film "Ponyo". There are in fact many wonderful places to explore in Fukuyama, places that are often known only to the locals. Conveniently located close to Hiroshima, Miyajima and Onomichi, which is known for the beautiful views around Shimanami Sea Highway, Fukuyama is the ideal destination for exploring the Hiroshima area.
In our special feature on Fukuyama we will be introducing the points of interest of the city and its surroundings, as well as useful information for making the most out of a trip to Fukuyama.