Fukuyama, City in Japan
General Information about Fukuyama
Fukuyama (Fukuyama) is a city within Hiroshima prefecture in the ChÅ«goku region. Sister cities of Fukuyama are Tacloban City in the Philippines, City of Hamilton in Canada and Pohang in the Republic of Korea.
There is a fishing and commercial port in the city. The city is quickly accessible by the Shinkansen. You can easily reach the suburbs of Fukuyama by local rail services in 18 stations.
A famous person from Fukuyama is Kiichi Miyazawa (1919 - 2007).
Travel tips for Fukuyama
Top Fukuyama destinations for your sightseeing are Tomonoura (éž†ã®æµ¦) throughout the year, Fukuyama castle (ç¦å±±åŸŽ) throughout the year and Rose park (ã°ã‚‰å…¬åœ’) from 05/01 to 05/31.
The Fukuyama castle stands imposingly in the city, was built in the year 1622.
Experience FUKUYAMA (Experience FUKUYAMA), another great attraction where you can experience the Full-scale Japanese culture experience such as kimono and koto (ç€ç‰©ã‚„ç®ãªã©ã®æœ¬æ ¼çš„ãªå’Œæ–‡åŒ–ä½“é¨“). Go to Marunouchi 1-8-9 (ä¸¸ä¹‹å†…1-8-9) for this. Another experience is the Abuton Kannon (é˜¿ä¼å…Žè¦³éŸ³) in Numakuma-cho Notohara 1427-1 (æ²¼éšˆç”ºèƒ½ç™»åŽŸ1427-1). Of interest here is the Red-paintet kannon hall that blends in strange with the rough rock surface and the shining clear sea (é€æ˜Žãªæµ·ã®è¼ãã¨è’ã€…ã—ã„å²©è‚Œã«ä¸æ€è°ã¨èª¿å’Œã—ãŸæœ±å¡—ã‚Šã®è¦³éŸ³å ‚).
Culture and History
Cultural roots make Fukuyama tourism particularly attractive. National heritage respectively national treasure are the Myoo-in five-story pagoda (æ˜ŽçŽ‹é™¢äº”é‡å¡”) and the Myoo-in main hall (æ˜ŽçŽ‹é™¢æœ¬å ‚).
Do you want to see fireworks in Fukuyama? The Fukuyama Tomonoura Benten-isle fireworks (ç¦å±±éž†ã®æµ¦å¼å¤©å³¶èŠ±ç«å¤§ä¼š) with 2.500 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Complete Tomonoura zone. Another fireworks is the Fukuyama summer festival Ashida-river fireworks (ç¦å±±å¤ã¾ã¤ã‚Šã€€ã‚ã—ã å·èŠ±ç«å¤§ä¼š) with 16.000 rockets. Have a good view from the Upstream of the big Ashida river bridge (Minomi-cho).
If you want to take a hot bath in Fukuyama, the spa Tomonoura (éž†ã®æµ¦æ¸©æ³‰) brings you relaxation and is also good for Coldness. The address: Tomonoura (éž†ã®æµ¦).
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Fukuyama? Uzumi rice (ã†ãšã¿ã”ã¯ã‚“) is recommended by locals.
Do you already own a souvenir from Fukuyama? You could buy for example the Homei Sake.
Flowers and Foliage
Discover the cherry blossom in Fukuyama from 04/01 to 04/30, best in Fukuyama castle (ç¦å±±åŸŽ). The maple trees changing colour in Fukuyama is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Yamano gorge (å±±é‡Žå³¡), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. Start is around the 11/01 and the foliage lasts until 11/30. To mention in Fukuyama is Roses in flower, which you can see in the Rose park (ã°ã‚‰å…¬åœ’) from 05/01 to 05/31.