Fuchu City, Hiroshima Prefecture is well-known as a “manufacturing city”. The city is not only an industrial city but also rich in nature. This promotional movie shows us beautiful summer sceneries and summer events in the city such as the hydrangea festival, Joge town iris festival, fireworks festival, Saburo-no-taki waterfalls festival, Kawasa-kyo Gorge festival and more.There are still many people who don’t know what kind of place Fuchu City is! So let’s take a look!
Fuchu city is located in the southeast inland area, where the former Bingo provincial government offices in ancient period were located. The city is well-known as a “manufacturing city” because many Japanese top industrial products such as furniture and Miso have been produced here since the Edo period. The city is also perfect to stroll around to see a lot of historical places. You should stop by the symbol of the city named “Koishiki” established as a Japanese inn (ryokan) in the Meiji period.
Access to Fuchu city
Arriving by airplane:
Approximately 1h 20min from Haneda Airport to Hiroshima Airport. It takes 1h from Hiroshima Airport to Fukuyama station by Airport Limousine bus. It takes 40 mins from Fukuyama station to Fuchu station by JR Fukushio line.
Arriving by train:
Approximately 3h 40mins from Tokyo station to Fukuyama station by Nozomi bullet train.It takes 40 mins from Fukuyama station to Fuchu station by taking the JR Fukuen line.
A must-see spot in Fuchu city
Japan’s best stone lantern
Japan’s best stone lantern took 8 years to be built in 1841, which is 8 meters high. It’s proudly Japan’s largest stone lantern and is a must-see spot when visiting Fuchu city.
A must-eat dish in Fuchu city
Fuchu-yaki is a kind of Okonomiyaki (Japanese style pancake) which originated in Fuchu. The differences of Fuchu-yaki from other Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima is that minced pork is used instead of sliced pork without adding bean sprouts. The best part of Fuchu-yaki is the crispy texture.
A must-buy souvenir in Fuchu city
Fuchu Miso is famous for white bean paste made with clear water, high quality rice and peeled soy beans. The delicate and elegant flavor has been loved by locals.
「Hiroshima Kanko Navi」Hiroshima Prefecture official tourism information site.
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