Between June and August, in the city of Miyoshi, you can see the ancient practice of cormorant fishing as recorded in the Kojiki (the oldest written records in Japan). This itinerary will also take you to discover seasonal flowers and art museums.
Departure from Hiroshima Station - Hiroshima City
Hiroshima City is the largest city in the Chugoku and Shikoku regions of Japan. Spend time here visiting its two World Heritage sites: the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
car 80 minutes
Cormorant fishing Miyoshi【June to August】
Seasonal cormorant fishing in the town of Miyoshi will transport you to another world. Cormorant fishing is a form of fishing that uses the cormorant's natural behavior: skillfully diving underwater to catch fish. Traces of this type of fishing can be found in the ancient Japanese text Kojiki, which dates back to the beginning of the 8th century.
You can observe the talent of cormorant fishers during cruises departing from the Shinsui Park Pier between June and August. Please contact for more information.
※When cormorant fishing is not available, you can visit the Jusaburo Tsujimura Doll Museum or the ancient Japanese dwellings recreated at Miyoshi Fudoki-no-Oka.
train 25 min
Kimita Onsen【Hotel establishment】
Part of the Michi-no-Eki Kimita Forest, the hot springs here are known locally as “beauty waters.” For a nature walk, Kimita Onsen offers traditional local “wani” dishes. Although wani is generally the Japanese word for crocodile, these traditional dishes are made from shark meat.
Departure from Kimita Onsen
car 40 minutes
Bihoku Hillside Park
It is a park that you can enjoy all year round. Inside the park, you will find the flower garden with seasonal flowers in bloom from spring to autumn, the large open lawn for playing, and an extensive adventure course. There is also the “Hiba-no-Sato,” a recreated traditional Japanese village with thatched farmhouses, a kagura theater, workshops, and fields. In spring, tulips are in bloom, in summer, sunflowers steal the show, and in autumn, the flowers of the cosmos capture the imagination.
car 30 minutes
Okuda Genso Sayume Museum of Art
Named after the husband and wife team Genso and Sayume Okuda, the museum brings together Japanese paintings and three-dimensional dolls. In addition to the permanent exhibition hall that displays the couple's works, regular exhibitions of works by leading artists from Japan and abroad are organized.
walking 5 minutes
In addition to contract winemakers, this winery does everything, from cultivation to harvesting grapes, to produce its distinctive wine. You can visit the production facilities as well as go shopping in the wine center. You can also dine in the garden with barbecue and in the café.
※Drivers are not allowed to drink alcohol