Onomichi

Onomichi is a medium-sized town located on the southern coast of Hiroshima prefecture, around 80km east of Hiroshima City. The town is built on a series of hills which face out to the Inland Sea, a beautiful expanse of water dotted with smaller islands.

Onomichi Map

Onomichi's main historical role was as a port, but the town also has a strong cultural background, with a large number of small temples dotted around the hills, all joined by a convenient walking route. Onomichi also literary and cinematic links with several popular authors and directors born in the town. Onomichi is also the starting (or ending!) point for the Shimanami Kaido, a 60km cycling route that hops from island to island linking Honshu with Shikoku.

Recommended Accommodation in Onomichi

The following are our favourites from among the western-style hotels and Japanese-style inns of Onomichi.

Experiences in Onomichi

Onomichi offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of Japan's fascinating culture. See below for a few of our favourites

Weather in Onomichi

The Climate Guide for Onomichi, Japan is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 9 10 13 18 22 25 29 30 27 22 17 12
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 2 2 4 10 14 18 22 23 20 14 9 4
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 4 5 5 6 7 5 6 7 5 5 5 4
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10
Heat and Humidity Discomfort None None None None None Low High High Moderate None None None
Days with some Rainfall 15 15 16 15 14 17 18 17 16 13 12 13
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 54 61 89 123 205 307 273 252 281 147 79 49
UV Index (Maximum) 3 4 6 8 9 10 11 10 8 6 4 3