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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.

Onomichi

尾道市
Onomichi City Hall
Onomichi City Hall
Flag of Onomichi
Flag
Official seal of Onomichi
Emblem
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
CountryJapan
RegionChūgoku (San'yō)
PrefectureHiroshima Prefecture
Government
 • MayorYuko Hiratani
Area
 • Total284.85 km2 (109.98 sq mi)
Population
 (April 30, 2016)
 • Total141,811
 • Density497.8/km2 (1,289/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeSakura
 • FlowerSakura
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address1-15-1 Kubo, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken
722-8501
Websitewww.city.onomichi.hiroshima.jp

As of April 30, 2016, the city has an estimated population of 141,811 and a population density of 497.8 persons per km². The total area is 284.85 km².

It is well known for being featured in the 1953 film Tokyo Story, as well as in the 1960 film The Naked Island.

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HistoryEdit

TourismEdit

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

TemplesEdit

ShrinesEdit

CastlesEdit

Parks and gardensEdit

MuseumsEdit

BeachesEdit

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

Hot springsEdit

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

OthersEdit

FestivalsEdit

EconomyEdit

Crime and safetyEdit

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]

In popular cultureEdit

The city is featured in the Japanese film Tokyo Story (1953) directed by Yasujirō Ozu. 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. The video game Yakuza 6: Song of Life heavily features Onomichi as an in-game location, and its fictional mascot, Ono-michio.

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DramaEdit

MangaEdit

AnimeEdit

Video gamesEdit

Notable peopleEdit

Sister citiesEdit

Onomichi has Sister City relationships with:

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