Fukuyama Tourist Information
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“Fukuyama” The City of Roses with rich history, culture and scenic beauty of the Seto Inland Sea

Fukuyama City, which is located at the southeastern end of Hiroshima Prefecture, in the south-central Chugoku region of Western Japan, has the fifth-largest population in the Chugoku-Shikoku area, after the cities of Hiroshima, Okayama, Matsuyama and Kurashiki City. The city is very livable, being blessed with a warm climate and many clear days.
One of the tourist spots, Fukuyama Castle, is found on the north side of JR Fukuyama Station, and it is considered the gateway to Fukuyama. Around the castle you’ll find a wide range of museums featuring exhibits of art, history and literature, including many whose unique characteristics have brought national renown. Traveling south from Fukuyama Station, there is "Tomonoura,” a representative scenic spot of the Seto Inland Sea National Park, one of the first in Japan to receive such a designation. The many islands spread out across the tranquil waters of the Seto Inland Sea create a highly picturesque scene. Additionally, in May and October nearly half a million roses—the city flower of Fukuyama—come into bloom, mainly around the appropriately named Rose Park, and bring their color and fragrance to the streets of Fukuyama.

Fukuyama City Tourism Association Inc.1-35, Hon-machi, Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima Prefecture, 720-0056 Tel: (084)926-2649 Fax: (084)926-0664
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