We will visit Kannabe, which flourished as an inn station in the Edo period, and Tomonoura, which has flourished as a port town since ancient times, and the townscape from the Edo period still remains. You can enjoy a sea firefly viewing tour at Sensuijima, a 5-minute boat ride from Tomonoura.
is a facility where the daimyo of Sankin-kotai took a rest during the Edo period. The building has been retained for about 250 years as it was at that time. Kannabe in the Edo period prospered as an inn station on the Saigoku Kaido (Early Modern Sanyo Road).
On foot About 10 minutes (about 30 minutes by car to Fukuyama city)
Renjuku and Suga Chayama Residence
Go to a lunch shop (30 minutes by car to Fukuyama city)
I recommend it! Local gourmet “Uzumi”
It is a
local dish of Fukuyama that is said to have started when ingredients were boiled under rice and eaten.
You can enjoy it at restaurants in the city.
Move from the lunch shop (30 minutes by car from Fukuyama city)
Overlooking the wonderful view of Tomonoura
The place where Sakamoto Ryoma and the Kishu Domain actually held talks during the “Iroha Maru Incident.”
Taishioro was built around 1690 about 320 years ago as the kyakuden (guest hall) of Fukuzenji, a temple of the Shingon sect.
From the tatami room, you can enjoy a wonderful view of Tomonoura, where Sensuijima and Bentenjima float in the calm Seto Inland Sea.
During the Edo period, Taisho-ro was used as a guest house for the Chosen Tsushinshi, and it was also a place of exchange with Japanese Chinese scholars and calligraphers.
In 1711, the Chosen Tsushinshi (Ipang Ong) praised the view from this opposing tower as “Nitto’s first victory.”
This means “the most beautiful scenic spot east of Joseon.”
You can see the beautiful scenery that has never changed since the Edo period, which fascinated many people.
On foot About 10 minutes
It is the largest existing nightlight from the Edo period in Japan
nightlight that stands on the south side of Gangi on the west side of Tomo Port. It is a symbol of Tomonoura.
It is a lighthouse built in 1859 that has guided the entry and exit of ships. It is 5.5 meters high, 11 meters from the top of the underwater foundation to the treasure, and boasts the largest existing nightlight of the Edo period in Japan.
It tells the history of the port of Tomonoura along with Gangi and Funabansho.
On foot About 1 minute
The ruins of Tomonashichikyo, an important cultural property of Japan, and the Ota family house
It is a
valuable building that conveys the prosperity of wealthy merchants who built their fortune with homosake in the Edo period.
With the main building as the core, it consists of a kitchen, Nishikura, Kamaya, Minamiho Sake Brewery, Kitaho Meishu Brewery, Higashiho Meishu Brewery, Kita Dozo, Shinzo, and their land.
The attached building is a facility for brewing and storing various alcoholic beverages such as Homeishu.
The sight of main houses and storehouses lined up on a large site that occupies almost one section surrounded by roads is spectacular, and it is important as a townhouse that is the center of the historical townscape of Tomo.
The building age ranges from the main house in the middle of the 18th century to the new storehouse in the early 19th century.
On foot To the municipal ferry station in about 10 minutes
vessels About 5 minutes
Sea Firefly Appreciation Tour
*From June to September
a tour where you can throw in a bottle and collect sea fireflies. Since the staff is preparing in advance, you can appreciate the light emission of the gathered sea fireflies.
Abuto Kannon (Wandaiji Temple Kannon-do)
A Kannon-do hall built on top of Cape Kaikyokan
It is a
temple of the Rinzai sect located at the tip of Cape Abuto at the southern tip of the Numakuma Peninsula.
The vermilion-lacquered Kannon-do, which harmonizes mysteriously with the brilliance of the transparent sea and the rough rock surface, is widely known as a particularly wonderful landscape in the Seto Inland Sea.
This Kannon-do hall was built by Terumoto Mori and is designated as an important cultural property of the country.
Since ancient times, it has been famous as a place to pray for safety of navigation, childbirth, and safe delivery.
cars About 50 minutes