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A small port town for Studio Ghibli's " Ponyo on the Cliff"

by Azusa
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4h $ 189 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • many photogenic streets lined by rustic old houses
  • A stroll along the bay is refreshing

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FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

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$ 18.90
Extra hour.
$ 9.00

Overview

The attractions of this nostalgic port town named " Tomonoura" are within distances from the bus stop and it's comfortable walking. You may be surprised to see KUBIZUKA( the mound for severed head ) is among old houses where people live their every day life. In this small fishing town, life and death coexist naturally. Time is passing slowly in this town.

What to Expect

Have you seen enough of temples and shrines? How about spending a relaxing time in a small town that preserves a historic atmosphere? Tomonoura is a port town at the southern end of Fukuyama city, Hiroshima prefecture. Located at a bay facing the Seto Inland Sea , the picturesque fishing port town has a calm and laid-back atmosphere . Tomonoura is a part of the Setonaikai National Park, which has been picked as a filming location for movies such as " The Wolveine" starring Hugh Jackman and " Ponyo on the Cliff" by the popular Studio Ghibli. We visit there by bus which runs from Fukuyama Station every 20 minutes. Fukuyama Station is on the JR Sanyo Shinkansen. Direct Sakura and Nozomi shinkansen trains connect Hiroshima / Shin -Osaka to Fukuyama Station, costing about 4420/ 7340 JPY one way. The Japan Rail Pass fully covers the trip on Sakura trains but not on Nozomi trains.

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Highlights

  • many photogenic streets lined by rustic old houses
  • A stroll along the bay is refreshing

Important

bus fare ( from Fukuyama to Tomonoura ) : 550 JPY

What‘s included
guide fee , transportation fee ( guide ), lunch ( guide ), entrance fee ( guide )
What‘s not included
transportation fee ( you ), lunch ( you ), entrance fee ( you )
Meeting Point
Fukuyama Station
Ending Point
Fukuyama Station
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 2 )

Very Good
3 months ago |   by Drew

“ Good English speaking guide for Hiroshima ”

We had a 4 hour tour seeing the main highlights of the city which we thought was enough to experience the history of Hiroshima. Azusa met us at the train station as we traveled from Kyoto on the day and took us to the various areas on public transport which is very good and helped us see the city. Azusa is a retired English school teacher and lovely lady. We enjoyed the half day with her.

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6 months ago |   by Zvi

“ was very good ”

know a lot

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