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Dive! Hiroshima Official Guide

Dive! Hiroshima Official Guide

    Departing from Saijo Station, we introduce a course that goes around the ruins of Ochaya (Honjin), Saijo Sakagura Street, Sanjo Kofun, Shofukujiyama Park, and Akasaki Coast, and the history of Saijo and the nature of Akitsu.

    A trip from Saijo Station to the history of Saijo and the nature of Akitsu

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    The ruins of Ochaya (Honjin)

    Travel time : Approx. 3 minutes

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    〒739-0011 4-31 Saijohonmachi, Higashi-Hiroshima City

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    In the

    Edo period, the ruins of an ochaya (honjin) where daimyo and dignitaries of the shogunate stayed. At that time, it was the largest of the nine headquarters in the Hiroshima Domain. It was demolished in the Meiji period, and now the Honjin Gomon Gate has been restored. The stone walls are lined with old random piles and modern troughs. *You cannot enter the main hall.

    〒739-0011 4-31 Saijohonmachi, Higashi-Hiroshima City

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    On foot Right beside

    Saijo Sake Brewery Street

    Travel time : About 30 minutes

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    〒739-0011 Saijohonmachi, Higashihiroshima City

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    082-421-2511
    西条酒蔵通り観光案内所

    Saijo Sake Brewery Street prospered as an overland relay during the Edo period. After that, it became a famous brewery called “Sake Capital Saijo” due to the benefits of climate and groundwater suitable for sake brewing. Even now, there are seven breweries lined up here, and sake brewing continues with traditional techniques. The unique townscape, such as red brick chimneys, sea cucumber walls, and Saijo lattice, is attractive.

    〒739-0011 Saijohonmachi, Higashihiroshima City

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    082-421-2511
    西条酒蔵通り観光案内所

    cars Approx. 8 minutes

    Sanjo Kofun

    Travel time : About 5 minutes

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    〒739-0025 7-24 Saijochuo, Higashi-Hiroshima City

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    082-420-0977

    The

    first tumulus is one of the largest keyhole-shaped tombs in Hiroshima prefecture, and was built in the first half of the 5th century. It has now been restored and maintained, and you can see how it was built at that time Sanjo Kofun is designated as a national historic site.

    〒739-0025 7-24 Saijochuo, Higashi-Hiroshima City

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    082-420-0977

    cars About 30 minutes

    Shofukujiyama Park

    Travel time : About 5 minutes

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    〒739-2402 Mitsu, Akitsu-cho, Higashi-Hiroshima City

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    0846-45-0276
    正福寺

    This is

    a scenic park with 1,200 cherry blossoms that bloom in spring. Countless oyster rafts float below, creating a tasteful landscape, and attracting interest in oysters, a specialty of Akitsu.

    〒739-2402 Mitsu, Akitsu-cho, Higashi-Hiroshima City

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    0846-45-0276
    正福寺

    cars About 10 minutes

    Akasaki coast

    Travel time : About 5 minutes

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    〒739-2401 Kitani, Akitsu-cho, Higashi-Hiroshima City

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    0846-45-4141

    The

    Akasaki coast overlooks the beautiful archipelago of Setouchi. From May to June, white flowers bloom all over the potato field, and it is a superb spot where you can overlook the calm Seto Inland Sea. The potatoes on the Akasaki coast are famous for the brand of “Maruaka Umasho”, a specialty of Akitsu.

    〒739-2401 Kitani, Akitsu-cho, Higashi-Hiroshima City

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    0846-45-4141

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