Welcome to Tomo-no-ura
Today, fishing boats quietly bob on the water at the old harbour, while a dozen or so temples, some tucked within residential streets, allow quiet meandering as you head up the hillside to views of the Inland Sea. It all makes for a good few hours of strolling.
For film buffs: Tomo-no-ura was the setting for some scenes in The Wolverine (2013). It also provided inspiration for renowned Studio Ghibli director Miyazaki Hayao, who spent two months here while developing Ponyo (Gake no ue no Ponyo; 2008).