Taking off from the sea in an amphibious aircraft. The incredible scenic beauty of the Seto Inland Sea. Depart/ Arrive Hiroshima Airport. Shimanami-Route with Water Take-off and Landing (40 min.)
Scheduled Sightseeing Flights: 30min／Routes from Onomichi Floating Port
Sandankyo Gorge, Japan’s most beautiful gorge and designated as a national special place of scenic beauty, is a large 13 km-long gorge stretching along the Shiwagi River, a branch of the Ota River.
During a trip, people tend to go to famous places. In Hiroshima case, peace park and Miyajima. But, these are not enough to know the real Hiroshima. There are so many spots like Yokogawa where we can talk about stories of peace, special sceneries and friendly nice local people in Hiroshima!
The hotel is right located in the old town, where traditional wooden buildings harking back to the Edo period. Since Takehara was a prime producer of salt and sake in its heyday and also known as a town facing the Seto Inland Sea, pairing sake made by 3 long-established local sake breweries with dishes highlighting the local produce nurtured in the mild climate of Setouchi and salts from all over the world, will definitely take your dining experience to the next level.
・ Room: 10
・ Restaurant: 50 seats
Hiroshima Airport: 30 mins by car/bus
Nearest Station: JR Takehara Station 10 mins walk
Hiroshima Station: 1 hour by car/bus
Watching the pirate ship pull up to the dock below our balcony at Ochi Kochi — a chic ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) in Tomonoura — we could already feel the tidal ebb and flow of the port town embracing us.
“I don’t like looking at sunsets anymore,” says Michiko Yamaoka. The story is her mother’s, but she tells it as if she were there.
On August 6th, 1945, her mother Kiyoko, then 20 years old, witnessed the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and the subsequent fires which ravaged the city long into the night.
Yokogawa town, located at the west of Hiroshima, has a very different feel from downtown Hiroshima. It’s one of the few areas in the city that has retained its shitamachi (下町) or low town status. In fact, before the bombing, it used to be the central area of Hiroshima, not Hondori. Yokogawa Station itself may have a number of new shops surrounding it, but if you poke around in the backstreets you’ll find a wonderful mix of Showa Era shops along with alternative places that don’t fit the mainstream, conservative nature of the rest of Hiroshima.