Be Overawed on The Walking and Cycling Private Guided Tours of Onomichi
On the inland sea coast, clinging to the steep hillsides is Onomichi, an important port since, medieval times in Japan and a city that leaves you overawed on private guided tours.
It is here that you find such an unusually large quantity of temples that one of its main sightseeing tours is the Temple Walk.
Another huge attraction to this wonderful city is the 80 km bicycle route. On a bicycle tour, this route crosses over seven bridges which connect six islands to reach the Island of Shikoku.
For Japanese film buffs, there will be areas of Onomichi that may seem familiar. This city has been the set of many movies with the most famous being Tokyo Story made in 1953.
This city has also been a draw to many writers who immerse themselves in the nostalgic atmosphere which is preserved here.
There are many amazing activities, sightseeing tours and adventures to have in Onomichi with a sense and charm of old fashioned Japan.
Top 10 Things to Do in Onomichi
Enjoy a Breathtaking Sightseeing Tour by Ropeway Car to Senko-ji Park
Visit Senko-ji Park on a sightseeing tour and you will see fantastic views from where it is situated on the top of Mount Senko-ji overlooking the city on Onomichi.
It starts when you travel to the top by ropeway car and then when you arrive, there are such places to see that include the famous Senko-ji Temple and the Onomichi City Museum of Art.
The cuisine found in Onomichi is another excellent reason to visit this city. Due to its location and being known as a fishing harbour, there are delicious local fish dishes that are a delicacy found nowhere else in the globe.
It is also one of the most popular places for ‘ramen’ noodles and people travel from all over Japan to experience the ‘Onomichi Ramen.'
Travel Tips for Onomichi
The best time to visit Onomichi especially if you intend to do private cycling tours or walking tours is during the months of April and October. The weather is warm and there is less rain than most of the other months. For tourists who like the heat then July and August are very hot. Onomichi is a place that you can visit at any stage throughout the year as there are lots to do in hot, cold, wet and dry weather.
The prices when visiting the city of Onomichi are very reasonable. One night's accommodation in a very good hotel will cost on average US$80 B&B and that will be the most expensive thing you incur here. An excellent 3-course meal for two people with wine can cost as little as US$25. The price of private tours will vary depending on the tour and its duration such as a long private cycling tour or short walking tour.
The best advice is to book in advance of traveling all private tours as some tours include discounted accommodation. When going on sightseeing tours to temples, wear clothing that is appropriate and respectful. You are not supposed to tip in Japan and servers will return any tips. Do not walk alone at night, it is recommended to travel in groups of two or more. Be careful of your surroundings when in crowded places.
The weather in Onomichi is temperate, warm and wet with a great deal of rainfall throughout the year. The driest month on average is December which still gets some amount of rainfall and the wettest month is July with June a very close second. August is normally the hottest month with average temperatures of 29 degrees Celsius. January is the coldest month with average temperatures of 4 degrees Celsius.