This is a PR movie that introduces the Geihoku area in Shobara City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The area is filled with nature and tourist spots such as Nanatsuka Kougen and the Bihoku Hillside Park.
Shobara City is located in northeastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture and is the biggest city in western Japan. Located in the midst of mountains, Shobara is one of the cities that has the coldest weather in western Japan making winter sports activities such as skiing and snowboarding very popular among the four ski resort areas. Shobara city is in a mountainous area which includes both basin and high elevations area that have developed different types of living environments and cultures. Shobara city is blessed with a rich beautiful nature that gives us fantastic scenery and great food.
Access to Shobara
Arriving by airplane:
Approximately 1h 20min from Haneda Airport to Hiroshima Airport. It takes 45 mins from the airport to Nakasuji station by Limousine bus. It takes approx. 1hr 45mins from Nakasuji station to Shobara bus center by Binhoku Kotsu Highway bus.
Arriving by train:
Approximately 4hrs from Tokyo station to Hiroshima station by bullet train. Walk 10 mins towards Hiroshima station South Entrance Bus Stop and take Binhoku Kotsu Highway bus to Shobara bus center (2 hrs 15 mins).
A must-see spot in Shobara City
Bihoku Hillside Park
At the Bihoku Hillside Park you can enjoy a lot of nature. The Park is equipped with various spots, such as a flower square where you can enjoy flowers at all four seasons, the big lawn plaza with lots of playground equipment popular among kids, a forest adventure playground with 39 different obstacles, and a ground golf course of 4 courses/32 holes, making entertainment available for every generation.
A must-eat dish in Shobara City
Okonomiyaki is a well-known local food in Hiroshima and Shobarayaki is a kind of Okonomiyaki but a little different from the regular Hiroshima style. Shobarayaki uses rice instead of noodles and goes well with ponzu sauce. Shobarayaki is a creative food with each restaurant offering different flavors and ingredients.
A must-buy souvenir in Shobara City
Apple juice is one of the most popular souvenirs from Shobara known as a great producer of apples. Other than apple juice, we highly recommend apple vinegar, apple sparkling wine and apple pie, so find you favorite apple product to take back!
Why don’t you visit Shobara City filled with beautiful nature?
「Hiroshima Kanko Navi」Hiroshima Prefecture official tourism information site.
- Fuysukaichi Onsen, a must-visit place when visiting Chikushino City, Fukuoka Prefecture