Senko-ji Park

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Onomichi, Hiroshima, is a hilly town with a beautiful view on the Seto Inland Sea and its islands. Senko-ji Park is located on a mountain, at the end stop of a ropeway. Senko-ji Park's sakura (cherry blossoms), blossoming on Mt. Senko-ji at 144.2 meters high, are selected as one of "Japan's top 100 sakura spots"; here, you can enjoy about 1,500 sakura trees of the somei yoshino and shidare zakura (hanging or weeping sakura) variety. Senko-ji (temple) is located next to the park and has an observatory, from which one can see the town of Onomichi and the Seto Inland Sea; you can enjoy a scenic collaboration of the ocean, mountains and sakura.

Address
19-1 Higashitsuchidocho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima
Contact No.
+81-848-37-9736
Access
5-min bus ride from JR Onomichi station, immediate walking distance from bus stop Nagaeguchi. 3-min ropeway ride from Senko-ji Ropeway Sanroku Station.
Official Website
http://www.ononavi.jp/sakura/
Time Required
60 minutes
Best time to see
Forecast for blooming: 3/28 Forecast for full bloom (peak): 4/2~

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Mt. Senko-ji Ropeway

Senko-ji ropeway connects the center of Onomichi and Senko-ji Park in three minutes. From its windows, you can not only appreciate the sakura of Senko-ji Park but also the townscape of Onomichi with its beautiful ocean and hill views. The prices are reasonably set at 320 yen for adults and 160 yen for kids.

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Remarkable View from Observatory

Senko-ji Park has many sakura viewing spots; however, the most recommended one is the observation deck at the top of Mt. Senko-ji. You can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view and see various islands that are scattered near and far in the Seto Inland Sea. It is also a popular spot for couples, as it has a beautiful evening view when the sun starts setting.

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Illuminated Night Sakura

Senko-ji Park is decorated with traditional Japanese lanterns known as "bonbori," whose warm lights illuminate the sakura at night. The bonbori have spring-themed haiku written on them, that look as if they are floating in the dusk. Here, you can see night sakura in a great atmosphere.

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Senko-ji

Senko-ji is said to have been built in the year 806. It has many attractive areas such as the main hall painted in red and sticking out of a steep mountain cliff, the bell tower that produces a soothing and beautiful sound, a ball-shaped rock "tama no iwa," and the rock-separating pine tree "iwawari no matsu." The view seen from the main hall is quite extraordinary.

Source:PIXTA

Senko-ji Park

Onomichi, Hiroshima, is a hilly town with a beautiful view on the Seto Inland Sea and its islands. Senko-ji Park is located on a mountain, at the end stop of a ropeway. Senko-ji Park's sakura (cherry blossoms), blossoming on Mt. Senko-ji at 144.2 meters high, are selected as one of "Japan's top 100 sakura spots"; here, you can enjoy about 1,500 sakura trees of the somei yoshino and shidare zakura (hanging or weeping sakura) variety. Senko-ji (temple) is located next to the park and has an observatory, from which one can see the town of Onomichi and the Seto Inland Sea; you can enjoy a scenic collaboration of the ocean, mountains and sakura.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Mt. Senko-ji Ropeway

Senko-ji ropeway connects the center of Onomichi and Senko-ji Park in three minutes. From its windows, you can not only appreciate the sakura of Senko-ji Park but also the townscape of Onomichi with its beautiful ocean and hill views. The prices are reasonably set at 320 yen for adults and 160 yen for kids.

Source:PIXTA

Remarkable View from Observatory

Senko-ji Park has many sakura viewing spots; however, the most recommended one is the observation deck at the top of Mt. Senko-ji. You can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view and see various islands that are scattered near and far in the Seto Inland Sea. It is also a popular spot for couples, as it has a beautiful evening view when the sun starts setting.

Source:PIXTA

Illuminated Night Sakura

Senko-ji Park is decorated with traditional Japanese lanterns known as "bonbori," whose warm lights illuminate the sakura at night. The bonbori have spring-themed haiku written on them, that look as if they are floating in the dusk. Here, you can see night sakura in a great atmosphere.

Source:PIXTA

Senko-ji

Senko-ji is said to have been built in the year 806. It has many attractive areas such as the main hall painted in red and sticking out of a steep mountain cliff, the bell tower that produces a soothing and beautiful sound, a ball-shaped rock "tama no iwa," and the rock-separating pine tree "iwawari no matsu." The view seen from the main hall is quite extraordinary.

Source:PIXTA

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