It is an introduction video that focused on Ono City’s present and future. It is showcasing that it is a liveable city, and the introduction of administrative policy is the main content.

 

 

Ono city is located in the south-central part of Hyogo prefecture, the approximately half way between Kobe city and Himeji city, and has prospered as a commuter town of both cities. The domestic share of soroban (abacus), an ancient Japanese calculation tool, accounts for 70% and is known as “Banshu Soroban (abacus).” Household cutting tools such as scissors and sickle are also called “Banshu Hamono,” which is a region where traditional crafts are popular.

Access to Ono City

By airplane:
It is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes from Haneda Airport to Kobe Airport. About 20 minutes from Kobe Airport Station to Sannomiya Station by Kobe New Transport Portliner. It is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes from Sannomiya station to Ono station via Shin Kaichi station by Kobe Kosuku.

By train:
It is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes from Tokyo station to Shin Kobe station by Shinkansen bullet train. It takes about 7 minutes from Shin Kobe station to Minatogawa Koen by Kobe Municipal Subway Seishin and Yamanote Line, and it takes about 1 hour to Kanemetsu train from Minatogawa station to Ono station by foot.

Must-go spot in Ono city

Jodoji Temple
It is a temple built at the beginning of the Kamakura period. It was built by “Chogen” who was involved in the reconstruction of Todaiji. Its main hall, “Jodo dou,” and “Amidasanzon” in the hall are designated as national treasures, respectively. This Amidasanzon is one of the masterpieces of Bushi Kaikei (Sculptor of Buddha Statue) who was involved in the production of famous Buddha statues such as Todaiji Temple Kongourikishi statue. Cherry blossoms in the spring, 10,000 hydrangeas in the early summer are blooming, and it is a temple that shows various appearances every season.

Must-eat food in Ono city

Onokoi hormone yakisoba (Stir-fried noodles)
Yakiniki restaurant in Ono city is the origin of this dish. You will get hooked on the unique sweetness of the small intestine with a special spicy sauce and a sweet taste of buckwheat noodles. You can enjoy this dish at more than ten restaurants in the city.

Kisumino maki sushi (rolled sushi)
North Harima area such as Ono city has many delicious foods to enjoy. Kisumino rolled sushi, enjoy at “Purato kisumino” inside the JR Onomachi Station, is the taste of the mother’s home cooking with seven ingredients such as burdock root.

Must-buy souvenirs in Ono city

Banshu hamono
Scissors and kitchen knives, sickles and other cutting tools are popular as souvenirs. Although it is traditional crafting, there are many modern, and fashionable designs to choose from.

 

Banshu soroban (abacus)
An era where smartphones can easily calculate. Calculating using abacus helps to activate the brain. If you are going to purchase it anyhow, what about trying using Banshu abacus, the domestic share is number one, and the quality is highly evaluated.