Top ChoiceBuddhist Temple in Onomichi


Senkō-ji is the best known and most impressive of Onomichi's temples. Among its features is the kyō-onrō, a bell tower whose bell always rings in the new year – the sound of this bell is registered as one of the...

Museum in Onomichi

Onomichi Literature Museum

This museum features displays on the lives and works of Hayashi Fumiko and other writers connected with Onomichi. It's interesting for fans of Japanese literature, and if you can speak or read some Japanese, but...

Gallery in Onomichi

Onomichi City Museum of Art

This hilltop museum has changing exhibitions of local and Western art. The building, which was remodelled by architect Tadao Ando, has fine views and a bright cafe.

Museum in Onomichi

Maneki-neko Museum

This quirky homemade museum houses hundreds of the ornamental beckoning cats that wave you into shop entrances all over Japan, dating from the Meiji era (1868–1912) to modern day. There isn't much else to it, but...