Onomichi and Hiroshima City 2 Day Itinerary: Recommended Plan to Enjoy Hotel Stay and Sightseeing



This time, a trip to Onomichi and Hiroshima City!
First, stroll through the maze of narrow alleys and enjoy the scenery typical of Onomichi.
After that, I moved to Hiroshima City and went sightseeing around FAV HOTEL Hiroshima Peace Boulevard where I stayed this time ♫

Thanks to the hotel’s fully equipped kitchen, dining table, dishes, and microwave, we could reheat take-out food from around the hotel and eat it neatly on our plates, so it was great to have a relaxed girls’ night out at the hotel 💞.
Please refer to this plan when you visit Hiroshima 🐈.

*Please note that information and prices listed are subject to change.

Travel Itinerary

10:00am Onomichi Station(尾道駅)

After exploring in Onomichi, the next step is to move from Onomichi Station to Hiroshima Station 🚃 First, take a conventional train to Fukuyama Station!

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Onomichi Station is located in Higashi Gosho-machi, Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is often used as a base for tourists to explore Onomichi. From Onomichi Station, it is convenient to travel to Hiroshima Station or to Fukuyama Station. There are also souvenir shops and bicycle rental shops in the vicinity of Onomichi Station, making it a convenient facility for tourists.

10:40am Neco no Te Pan Koujou(ネコノテパン工場)

A small and cute bakery that sells bread in a corner of an old house, reached by walking along narrow alleys and hills typical of Onomichi 🥐 There is also a bakery inside the store!
Melon bread, croissants, cinnamon rolls, canele, and many other kinds of delicious breads… 😋 I got lost and carefully selected my favorite breads.


You can even watch them making it.

It is crammed with all kinds of bread!

Everything looks delicious 😻

There are some baked goods on the bottom shelf 🍪

And juice 🥤.

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Neko no Te Pan Koujou is a bakery located in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture. Located in a corner of an old house, it can be reached by walking along narrow alleys and hills typical of Onomichi. The store is small and cute, and offers a wide variety of breads. Although the store is small, the wide variety of products and the reliable quality of the taste attract bread lovers visiting from all over Japan. This small bakery is perfect for souvenirs and a great place to stop by during a stroll in Onomichi.

11:00am Han-u tei(帆雨亭)

Get your bread and go to your next destination.
The view of Onomichi from the store window is very nice. ❣️

I ordered the popular homemade keema curry! It was a great combination of spices, ground beef and cheese…


The entrance is a little down the stairs here.

Lovely garden


View from inside the restaurant

View 🪟

Memories Notebook📖.

A memory notebook placed in the window of the restaurant. I got up to write down today’s trip 🤗.

Homemade Keema Curry 850 yen

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Han-u tei is a coffee shop in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, where you can enjoy homemade keema curry and other delicious dishes. Famous among those in the know as a house-style coffee shop, it has a charming and relaxed atmosphere. It is a perfect place to stop by and take a break during a stroll in Onomichi.

12:10pm Senkouji Temple(千光寺)

With stomachs full, the next stop was Senkouji Temple.
The view from Senko-ji Temple is different because you can see it from higher up… I was glad to be able to pay my respects in the main hall!

View from the main hall

View from the main hall

How to visit the main hall

Choose a candle to offer.

It seems that candles have various prayers.

Put the candles in this…

Incense is offered here.

Then, pay the money offering and worship with palms together.
〜The following is a continuation of the process of ~.

Tama no Iwa

Looking up, we also found a jade rock, also known as Eboshi-iwa!

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Senkouji Temple is located in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, and is a popular tourist attraction. Located at an elevation of 140 meters above sea level, it commands a panoramic view of the entire city of Onomichi. It is also famous for the legend of Jade Rock and hosts events such as the Fukurin Festival and the Lantern Festival.

Sanjusan Kannon Dou(三十三観音堂)

Pray with the famous tick-tock beads in the 33 Kannon Hall at Senkoji Temple.

Kachi kachi Zuzu

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The Sanjusan Kannon Dou located on the grounds of Senkoji Temple is a hall where visitors can worship with the famous Kachi kachi Zuzu. The beads are made of cherry wood, and when you slowly pull the beads, they make a clicking sound. It is said that this sound will cancel out your worries. Word of mouth suggests that praying with the Kachi kachi Zuzu is particularly popular.

Pompon Iwa(鼓岩)

The second huge rock at Senkoji Temple. A hammer was kindly placed on the rock, so I tapped it, and as the name suggests, it made a popping sound like a wooden fish!

Striking with a hammer🪨.

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Pompon Iwa, located in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, is the second largest rock in Senkoji Temple. A hammer is placed on top of the rock, and visitors can strike it with the hammer. When they do, a sound like that of a wooden fish is heard. This characteristic sound is the origin of the spot’s name.

Senkouji Temple Belfry(千光寺鐘楼)

This is the bell tower, which is known as Onomichi’s New Year’s bell.
A little further in ~.

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Senkouji Temple Belfry is a bell tower located in Senkouji Temple. The bell tower, also known as the “Bell of Time,” is a symbol of Onomichi. The bell tower is perched on a precipitous cliff, giving it a powerful appearance. The Kyou on rou has been selected as one of the 100 most beautiful soundscapes in Japan. Senkoji Bell Tower is an essential part of the scenery of Onomichi and is loved by many people.

Kagami Iwa(鏡岩)

As we walked along, we found Kagami Iwa (mirror rock). It seems that the mirror was an object of belief that a god resides in it.

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Kagami-iwa, located on the grounds of Senko-ji Temple, is said to have been an object of worship where a deity resides in a mirror. For this reason, Kagami-iwa is visited by many worshippers. The beautiful nature in the surrounding area is also a good place to take a walk.

Bungaku no Komichi(文学のこみち)

The Bungaku no Komichi (Literature Trail) is located further from the Senkouji Temple site. At this point, you have one more step to go!

I went through the rocks 🪨.

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Located in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Bungaku no Komichi (Literature Trail) is a 1-kilometer-long promenade dotted with passages from poems and novels by poets and writers associated with Onomichi, inscribed on natural stones. Word of mouth has it that you may find unexpected discoveries if you follow the path without a path, feeling like an explorer. They recommend walking down the mountain from the top of the mountain.

2:00pm Senkouji Park Observatory(千光寺公園展望台)

Recently renovated summit observation deck! The modern design is cool~!
And the view from the top is even better ✨.

View from the observatory

View from the observatory 2

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Senkoji Park Observatory is located in Senkoji Park. It has a nice modern design with a powerful spiral staircase-like structure. From the deck, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Onomichi and the Onomichi Waterway. It is a good idea to visit here first after getting off at Senkoji Ropeway. The observation deck is free of charge, so feel free to drop by.

3:10pm Onomichi Station(尾道駅)

After exploring in Onomichi, the next step is to move from Onomichi Station to Hiroshima Station 🚃 First, take a conventional train to Fukuyama Station!

3:29pm Fukuyama Station(福山駅)

Upon arrival at Fukuyama Station, take the Shinkansen to Hiroshima Station🚅.

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Fukuyama Station is located in Sannomarucho, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Fukuyama Station is also home to the Sanste Fukuyama commercial facility, where visitors can enjoy shopping and dining. Fukuyama Castle is also located near Fukuyama Station and can be seen as soon as you exit the ticket gates. Fukuyama Station is also convenient for transportation, as the Nozomi, Mizuho, and Sakura Shinkansen bullet trains stop there. It takes about 220 minutes directly from Tokyo. Fukuyama Station is often used as a sightseeing and transportation hub for many people.

4:03pm Hiroshima Station(広島駅)

Arrive at Hiroshima Station! Heading to the hotel.
The hotel we will be staying at is less than a 20-minute walk from Hiroshima Station.
You can take a cab ride, but I dared to head there on foot because of the nice view along the river: 🚶‍♀️

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Hiroshima Station is located in Matsubara-cho, Minami-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture. It is also a terminal station used by many people as trains of the Sanyo Shinkansen stop there. With its convenient transportation system, it is a convenient location for both tourists and business travelers.

4:30pm FAV HOTEL Hiroshima Peace Boulevard(FAV HOTEL 広島平和大通り)

An 8-minute walk from JR Ginzan-cho Station. Located in the heart of the city of Hiroshima, the hotel is convenient for sightseeing, with several famous sightseeing spots within a 30-minute walking distance♪.

The room was nice and modern with a white interior. ❣️


There is also a café in the lobby!
You can get refreshments here!
There’s wi-fi and power outlets so I can work!


Check-in is easy with the touch panel!

Free Booklet 🗺.

I found a nice and useful free booklet.
Sightseeing spots near the hotel are introduced!

Exchange 🥤 for smoothies

If you walk more than 8,000 steps a day to see the sights, they will give you a smoothie in exchange for a booklet! I’m so happy!

Room Tour

🪞 mirror

Large enough to see the whole body clearly


Next to the mirror is a closet.
Equipped with 6 hangers and deodorant


Large beds.
There are two electrical outlets and a USB outlet at the bedside.

Two outlets on the other side!

Excellent! 🤣👏

Upper bunk bed

In the living room…

Big TV

Also dining table!


Great kitchen, not only spacious, but the height is just right! There was also a draining rack!

It has a lot of storage space, so it’s convenient for a long stay.

In the bottom drawer!

There are kettles and even kitchen utensils!

Microwave oven and a variety of cups and plates.

Even the caratori on the serving plate! 🍴

And of course, the fridge is 👌.

Washing machine next to the kitchen!

Drum type washing machine! Comes with dryer.

Safe above washing machine! Safe 👌

And there was even a gel ball type detergent! Perfect!

Washroom & Bathroom

The washrooms are very clean and beautiful.


They have plenty of towels available.


Plenty of room to relax and unwind

Adjustment of bathroom lights

Looks like you can adjust the bathroom light here by pressing the bathroom light button!

Breakfast in the lobby cafe on the second morning: ☀️

Breakfast Get! Breakfast menu comes with soup, salad wrap and drink!


To check out, just put your receipt in this post. Easy 👌

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FAV HOTEL Hiroshima Peace Boulevard is located in the center of Hiroshima City, just an 8-minute walk from JR Ginzanmachi Station and surrounded by many famous sightseeing spots. Rooms are decorated in modern white tones and have a very nice atmosphere. You can also enjoy a girls’ night out with food taken out from around the hotel and served in the hotel’s bowls. This hotel is convenient for sightseeing and provides a comfortable stay.


I visited Mar Tart when I took a walk around the hotel! Take out tarts for dessert ♫
A popular tart specialty store where each tart is baked by hand with carefully selected ingredients.




eat-in space

Miscellaneous items were also available for sale: ❣️

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MARL TARTE is a tart specialty store located in Mikawacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture. You can taste tarts made with carefully selected ingredients and baked by hand one by one. Word of mouth has it that many customers have taken out tarts for dessert, and many have rated them as delicious.

5:45pm tsukigase

A specialty snack store offering a wide selection of snacks from chocolates to okaki (rice crackers).
A wide variety of snacks, from sweet to spicy, are available!
I bought some for snacking at the hotel👍




Wide variety

purchased goods

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Located in Horikawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, this spot called TSUKIGASE is a specialty snack store that offers a wide selection of snacks ranging from chocolate to okaki. The snacks range from sweet to spicy, and are conveniently sized to use up at home. Based on more than 50 years of experience, Tsukigase selects only truly delicious snacks and treats, so you can easily enjoy professional endorsements at home.

FAV HOTEL Hiroshima Peace Boulevard

We had a relaxing girls’ night at the hotel, eating food we had taken out from around the hotel on plates we found in our hotel rooms.

10:00am Orizuru Tower(おりづるタワー)

Start of Day 2!
A facility with the theme of Reconstruction and Future built right next to Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Tickets are 1,700 yen for adults.


The glass box at the entrance is full of origami cranes! Actually, there seems to be a trick here👀.

Cute elevator

Stylish design! The ceiling is filled with dancing origami cranes~!


There is also a cafe on the observatory floor ☕️

Observatory Hiroshima Hill

*This clear dome is a limited time event.

It is available on a first-come, first-served basis (*for a fee), so I waited for the opening time and went in… ♪


A-bomb Dome in front of you

The river, the bridge, and the mountains in the back, this is the view of Hiroshima!

There is a kotatsu cafe inside the dome! 😍

*Limited time event

It looks like you can bring in drinks from the café you just visited.

Art on the Slope Road

They are using art to express their wishes for 2045 that they want to leave behind for future generations.

Wall art with impact!

Orizuru Square

Here, visitors can enjoy a variety of experiences, including digital content and the Orizuru Wall.


You can become a paper crane and take a walk in the sky over Hiroshima.

Orizuru wall

It looks like you can put your original origami into the Orizuru wall.

Purchase origami paper at the counter and fold paper cranes.

Drop the paper cranes you made! They are falling down in a twirling motion…

These fallen origami cranes will be piled up in a glass box at the entrance, which means! ✨The Orizuru wall will be completed by the accumulation of thoughts for peace. It is a wonderful project 🕊.

Art on the Slope Road

Birthday flowers for 366 days are depicted 🌷.
You’ll want to find your own birthday because you can search for the language of flowers on your birthday!

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The Orizuru Tower is a tourist attraction in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, with a theme of reconstruction and the future. It is famous for its 20-meter-high Orizuru Wall, and from the observation deck on the top floor, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the city, including the Atomic Bomb Dome. Admission is 2,200 yen for adults, and the spot is suitable for both children and adults. It is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm and closed on December 31. Word of mouth says that it is accessible and the scenery is beautiful and enjoyable.

12:00pm Hiroshima Museum of Art(ひろしま美術館)

The museum houses a collection of French modern art and Japanese modern art.
Admission is 600 yen for adults🎫.
The art and architecture was lovely ✨.



Stylish architecture! Cool!

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Located in Naka Ward, Hiroshima City, the Hiroshima Museum of Art houses a collection of French and Japanese modern art. It is well worth seeing, with works by famous impressionists such as Cezanne, Manet, Renoir, and Van Gogh on display. In addition, the art and architecture are lovely, and the space is appealing for a relaxing viewing experience.

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