Through song and dance, a young family who just moved to Fuchū town shows us the advantages of living there. The purpose of this promotional video is to introduce Fuchū town in a way that is fun and easy to understand. The song, which is performed in Hiroshima dialect, talks about the ease of access to Hiroshima City and great facilities for daily life such as shopping malls, movie theaters, hospitals, schools etc.
Fuchū town is located in the southwestern part of Hiroshima Prefecture and it is known for having the largest population in the category of towns and villages in Japan. The town used to be a capital of Akinokuni and it is known as a place where Kamiokada ancient tomb was discovered. Take Shrine in the town is one of the 3 most popular shrines to visit.
Access to Fuchū town:
Arriving by airplane
It takes approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes from Haneda Airport to Hiroshima Airport. It takes 45 minutes from Hiroshima Airport to Hiroshima bullet train exit bus stop with the Airport Limousine bus and 40 minutes from Hiroshima station to Fuchū-Ohashi by bus.
Arriving by train
It takes approximately 4 hours from Tokyo to Hiroshima Station by bullet train. It takes 45 minutes from Hiroshima Airport to Hiroshima bullet train exit bus stop with the Airport Limousine bus and 40 minutes from Hiroshima station to Fuchū-Ohashi by bus.
A must-see spot in Fuchū town:
In ancient manuscripts Kojiki and Nihonshoki it is noted that Emperor Jinmu Tennou once stopped by the shrine. The treasure (hōzō) located inside of the shrine is an important cultural asset of the prefecture.
Mikumarikyou Shinrin Forest Park
The Mikumarikyou Shinrin Forest Park is rich in nature with many valleys. The park includes spots such as a large dam, the Keyaki Square, a camping site, the Kusazuri falls, the Ishikorobi pond, and a relaxation square, enough space for kids to safely play around. The naming of the Kusazuri falls comes from the way the water overlaps and looks like Kusazuri (tassets) on a Samurai’s armor.
A must-eat dish in Fuchū town:
Shiro Soba (white buckwheat noodles)
Shiro Soba has been a much loved local dish ever since Edo period. The noodles are white because the hulls are removed before the soba is milled. The mild and mellow taste of this type of Soba noodles is the secret of their popularity.
「Hiroshima Kanko Navi」Hiroshima Prefecture official tourism information site.