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Senkoji Park

  The mountain located behind the JR Onomichi Station is Mt. Senkoji, which peaks at 139.6 meters above sea level. Covering most of the mountain is Senkoji Park, which spreads out from the top to the side of the mountain.

  Visitors can enjoy thousands of cherry blossoms (Senkoji Park is one of Japan's 100 best sites for viewing cherry blossoms) and azaleas in spring, and purple and pink wisteria bloom beautifully in early summer. In fall, the whole park becomes awash with visitors who come admire the flowers at the Onomichi Chrysanthemum Flower Festival.

  The park is also the location of the Onomichi City Museum of Art, the Path of Literature and Senkoji Greenland (playground). You can look at the entire area of Onomichi City and the islands of the Seto inland sea from an observatory at the top of the mountain. On a clear, sunny day, you can also get a glimpse of the mountains in Shikoku.

  Get on a bus from JR Onomichi Station and get of at the Nagae-guchi bus stop (about 7 minutes). Ride the Senkoji Ropeway to the top of the mountain (3 minutes).

  It is possible to park cars at the Kaori-bashi parking lot in Senkoji Park.

Mt.Senkoji Ropeway
Admissions ¥280 one-way and ¥440 round-trip for adults
¥140 one-way and ¥220 round-trip for children
Time required About 3 minutes from foot to top of the mountain
Hours 9:00-17:15 (During cherry blossom season, Golden week holidays, summer season and Jan.1st, it will be extended.)
Closed open all year around (closed when it is under repair.)
Capacity 29 people
For information 0848-22-4900


  Onomichi City Hall
15-1, Kubo 1-chome, Onomichi-shi, 722-8501
Tel.: 0848-25-7111    Fax.: 0848-37-2740

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