The Rose Park
Citizens around Minami Park ( The Rose Park today ) planted about 1,000 rose seedlings in the year 1956. The Rose Park stems from it. After that, Minami Park was designated as a city-planned park, and since 1961 the rose flowerbeds, hedges, grass and park streets have been developed. In 1965 the park was renovated to a form closely resembling the park today, which became popular as “Rose Park” among the citizens. Today the number of roses amounts to 5,500 with 280 species.
|Address||1-6 Hanazonocho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima, 720-0803|
|Directions||20 mins from Fukuyama-higashi IC on Sanyo Expressway|
|Opening Days||7 days a week|
|Parking Area||Free parking is available in the corner of the park.|
|Tel. Number||+81-84-928-1096 ( Parks and Forestry Division in Fukuyama-shi )|
Fukuyama Castle and Fukuyama Castle Museum
Fukuyama Castle was built by Katsunari Mizuno when he became the lord of the Bingo district, with 100,000 koku, in 1619 ( fifth year of the Genna Era ). Both the Fushimi-yagura and Sujigane-gomon gates are designated as important cultural properties of Japan. The interior of the donjon is used as a museum, where one can see the personal effects and other items a succession of feudal lords, along with archaeological and historical materials.
|Address||( In Fukuyama Castle Park ) 1-8 Marunouchi, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima, 720-0061|
|Directions||a) 5 mins on foot from the north exit of JR Fukuyama Station.
b) 20 mins from Fukuyama-higashi or nishi IC on Sanyo Expressway.
|Opening Hours||9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ( Visitors can enter until 4:30 p.m. )|
|Holidays||Mondays ( But if a Monday is a national holiday, it’s closed on the following Tuesday. )|
|Admission Fees||Collection Exhibition: 200 yen for adults ( 160 yen * ), free for high school students and below
* Note: In case of a party of 20 people.
|Parking Area||Available. It’s shared with the parking area of Fukuyama Castle Museum and Fukuyama Museum of Literature. Please bring the parking ticket ( free for 1 hour ) to our reception desk for free parking. Free parking area for buses is also available. ( Reservation Required )|
Tomonoura ( 鞆の浦 ) is a port town at the southern end of Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima. Situated at a bay facing Seto Inland Sea, the picturesque port town features an endearing old-fashioned fishing townscape, with a calm and laid-back atmosphere. Tomonoura is part of Setonaikai National Park.
|Address||Bentenjima Island, Tomochotomo, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima, 720-0201|
|Directions||Take Tomotetsu Bus from JR Fukuyama Station and get off at “Tomonoura.” ( You cannot go to the island. )|
|Tel. Number||+81-84-982-3200 ( Tomonoura Tourist Information Center )|
Three Generation Theme Park Miroku-no-Sato
“Miroku-no-Sato,” which spreads over a vast plain of 2,100,000 square meters, is a leisure area encompassing an amusement park, art museum, hot spring and accommodation facility. The amusement area, which features over 20 different attractions and a swimming pool zone, is very popular. In addition, “Itsuka-Kita-Michi,” where old streets and houses of the 1950s have been faithfully reproduced, is popular as well. It’s a fun, easy way to remember what life was like back in the “good old days.”
|Address||638-1 Fujiiecho, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima, 720-0543|
|Directions||30 mins by the nonstop bus from JR Fukuyama station (2 services on weekday, 4services on Saturday/Sunday/Holiday.)
15 mins by bus from JR Matsunaga station.
7 mins on foot from the bus stop.
25 mins by car from Fukuyamanishi Interchange on the Sanyo Expressway.
|Opening Hours||10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ( It may change depending on the day. )|
|Opening Days||Open year round (Amusement equipmentsamusement facilities may not operate only on weekdays in winter), “Itsuka-kita-michi,” old streets from the 1950s are open throughout the year round.|
|Admission Fees||Open year round (Amusement equipmentsamusement facilities may not operate only on weekdays in winter), “Itsuka-kita-michi”,,” old streets in 1950’from the 1950s are open throughout the year round.|