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Hiroshima | Onomichi City

Enjoy walking around the cat town, Onomichi

The city of Onomichi has been prospering as a seaport town since ancient times. Close lying mountains approach the coastline of Onomichi waterway, which runs calmly from east to west. The streets and mountain sides in this slender hillside town are lined with houses and venerable temples, which make for a truly beautiful scenery. Famous for its slopes, Onomichi is also known for its many cats. You will be definitely comforted by a cat basking in the sun while walking around the town. At the Onomichi City Museum of Art, battles are fought every day in the depths of the laid-back landscape between a cat that really wants to enter the museum and a guard who gently blocks it. You can check this offense and defense on Twitter! At the Onomichi Maneki Neko Kobo workshop in Hodoji Kannon-do, you can experience painting on a beckoning cat. Why don’t you make your own beckoning cat with your wish in a quiet and relaxing space and take home the only one Maneki Neko that brings you good luck?


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Chugoku Region | JNTO Official Website
Hiroshima Prefecture | JNTO Official Website




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