Onomichi is a quiet waterfront town situated on the Seto Inland Sea in the Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. It is a port city with commercial significance and also serves as an important cultural hub in addition to maintaining a historical reputation for contributions to both the literary and cinematic worlds. Ancient relics and exclusive landmarks are becoming more widely known as a spiking tourism industry draws more visitors to its quaint shores.
Natural features, temples and monuments abound, highlighted by the famous Temple Walk, which takes visitors on a meandering stroll through the most prominent attractions. The Path of Literature is equally popular, connecting the city to the nearby Senkōji Park, embracing elements of nature and Japanese literature along the way. The Onomichi City Museum of Art is the most popular art attraction, supplemented with many nearby dining and shopping opportunities, such as the Ichibangai Shōtengai and multiple locations serving Onomichi ramen cuisine.
Onomichi is served by buses routing from the Shin-Onomichi station to the centrally located JR Onomichi Station. Ferries are available for transport to different islands. The island is most conveniently explored on foot, bicycle, or by shuttle bus.
Onomichi is the birthplace of many famous Japanese authors including Shiga Naoya, Takahashi Gen'ichirō and Hayashi Fumiko. The charming atmosphere of the region has attributed to its inclusion in multiple movies and TV shows, the most commonly known being the anime series called Kamichu.