Onomichi, Hiroshima

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Onomichi
尾道市
City
Flag of Onomichi
Flag
Location of Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture
Location of Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture
Onomichi is located in Japan
Onomichi
Onomichi
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°25′N 133°12′E / 34.417°N 133.200°E / 34.417; 133.200Coordinates: 34°25′N 133°12′E / 34.417°N 133.200°E / 34.417; 133.200
Country Japan
Region Chūgoku (San'yō)
Prefecture Hiroshima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Yuko Hiratani
Area
 • Total 284.85 km2 (109.98 sq mi)
Population (January 2008)
 • Total 148,085
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Sakura
- Flower Sakura
Address 1-15-1 Kubo, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken
722-8501
Phone number 0848-25-7111
Website City of Onomichi

Onomichi (尾道市 Onomichi-shi?) is a city located in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, facing the Inland Sea. The city was founded on April 1, 1898.

As of January 1, 2008, the city has an estimated population of 148,085 and a population density of 520 persons per km². The total area is 284.85 km².

History[edit]

Tourism[edit]

The city is known for its many temples such as the Buddhist Senkō-ji Temple (founded in the 9th century), has a shipbuilding yard and a motor factory. It offers a steamship service to ports of northern Shikoku and islands in the Inland Sea.[1]

A panoramic view of Onomichi

Temples[edit]

Shrines[edit]

Castles[edit]

Parks and gardens[edit]

Museums[edit]

Beaches[edit]

  • Shimanami Beach
  • Ohamasaki Camp Site
  • Setoda Sunset Beach
  • Setoda B & G Marine Center
  • Tachibana Beach
  • Iwashijima Beach on Iwashijima Island

Hot springs[edit]

  • Natural Spa Onomichi Fureai no Sato
  • Mitsugi Yu Yu-Kan
  • Harada-cho Yujin Hot spring
  • Yoro onsen

Others[edit]

Festivals[edit]

Economy[edit]

Manufacturing[edit]

Shipbuilding[edit]

Metalworking[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

Fishery[edit]

Media[edit]

Bookselling[edit]

Crime and safety[edit]

The Kyodo-kai yakuza syndicate is based in Onomichi.[13] The Kyodo-kai is the second largest yakuza group in the Chugoku region after the Hiroshima-based Kyosei-kai.[14]

Onomichi in media[edit]

The city is featured in the classic Japanese film Tokyo Story. It is the setting for the fantasy 2005 anime series Kamichu! which faithfully depicts many of the city's features and landmarks. Events of the Blue Drop series also happen in this city. It is also the setting of the romantic manga Pastel by Toshihiko Kobayashi.

Books[edit]

Films[edit]

Manga[edit]

Anime[edit]

People from Onomichi[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Go players[edit]

TV[edit]

Sports[edit]

Authors/artists[edit]

Sister cities[edit]

Onomichi has Sister City relationships with:

See also[edit]

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