Basic information on Fuchu City, Hiroshima Prefecture

What is the origin of the name of Fuchu City?

The name "Fuchu" comes from the fact that there was a government office "Kokufu" that governs Bingo Province (currently eastern Hiroshima Prefecture) about 1300 years ago.Even now, the remnants of those days remain everywhere in the city, such as land allocations, roads, and shrines.

Kokufu is a branch office of the central government established in each country (now called prefecture) to govern the whole country about 1300 years ago, and it was the political and economic center of the region for about 500 years from the Nara period to the Heian period. It also prospered as the cultural center of the region.

What is the topography of Fuchu City?

Fuchu City is located slightly inland in the southeastern part of Hiroshima Prefecture, and its urban area extends over the alluvial plain of the Ashida River, which flows from the Chugoku Mountains into the Seto Inland Sea.In addition, Jogecho is located in a highland (altitude of about 30m) where there is a watershed in the town, which is very different from Fuchu city area (Approximately 400m above sea level).

When will the first snow fall in Fuchu City?

In particular, the time when it snows has not been stable for the past few years, but the first snow often falls around January in the Fuchu city area and around December in the Jogecho area.If you move between Fuchu and Joge due to snowfall, the road surface may freeze in the morning and evening, so please be careful when moving by car. We strongly recommend that you wear at least studless tires after December.

Please tell me the temperature of the year in Fuchu City, Hiroshima Prefecture and the clothes at that time.

In the city of Fuchu, the temperature in winter is about a single digit, and it is okay if you have a coat, sweater, etc. during the day, but it is better to have a muffler etc. in the morning and evening. Spring and autumn temperatures range from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius, so a thick outerwear is recommended for beginning of spring and something thin for beginning of autumn. In summer, the temperature ranges from 20 to 35 degrees Celsius, so short-sleeved shirts are enough. If you go north to Joge Town, the temperature will differ by about 3 to 5 degrees Celsius compared to Fuchu City, so what to wear changes greatly depending on the time of year. Also, in winter, there are places where the road surface freezes in the morning and evening, so it is strongly recommended to wear studless tires when coming by car.

Is there a flower garden near Fuchu City, Hiroshima Prefecture?

Hydrangea at Jinguji Temple in the direction of Fuchu City, Hiroshima Prefecture, and Ayame at Shiki no Sato on the upper and lower sides are in full bloom around June every year.You can't call it a flower field, but you can see the flowers every season.There is a pamphlet called "Hana navi" that summarizes the flowers of Fuchu City, so please have a look.

Please tell me the accommodation facilities such as hotels and inns near Fuchu City, Hiroshima Prefecture. (Location, price, type, etc.)

Fuchu Daiichi Hotel (about 9000 yen) and Fuji Inn (about 5000 yen) are located near the station near Fuchu Station in Hiroshima Prefecture.There are accommodations at Kotobuki Ryokan, Araiki Ryokan, and Tsuchida Ryokan (about 5000 yen) in Jogecho.In Jogecho, there is a Machiya Tenryo Joge (8000 yen) where you can stay at a simple lodging facility.All reference prices are prices without meals.

Please tell me the roadside station near Fuchu City, Hiroshima Prefecture.

There is "Roadside Station Bingo Fuchu" along National Route 486, adjacent to Fuchu Tenmanya.

Business hours: 9:00 to 17:00 Regular holidays are every Wednesday.Please use the caring parking lot in front of the roadside station (normal: 33 cars, large: 5 cars) or the parking lot of Fuchu Tenmanya.

Please tell me the tourist information location of Fuchu City.

Turn left or right at the Fuchu-cho South Traffic Light on Route 486, and 400 meters away you will find the Fuchu City Tourism Association in the black building Fuchu City Regional Exchange Center (Kiteras Fuchu).

In Jogecho, there is a Fuchu City Tourism Association Jogecho in Jogecho Joge, where you can stay, so please feel free to ask.

Please tell us the recommended sightseeing model course where you can fully enjoy Fuchu City.

  1. Get off at Fuchu Station on the JR Fukuen Line.
  2. 10 minutes walk from the station Get tourist information from Fuchu City Tourism Association.
  3. A 10-minute walk from the tourist association, Fuchu-yaki shop Hira no Ie, meat ball (small) 700 yen.The meat is minced, so you can enjoy the crunchy texture.For women, the size is small and quite satisfying.The restaurant is listed on the Michelin Guide, so it is crowded at noon.
  4. Hira no Ie is located along the Ishishu Highway, so you can take a walk as it is, and after taking a walk, buy white miso as a souvenir at Kinko Miso.
  5. Fuchu miso is said to be Kyoto, Kagawa and the three major white miso.
  6. Visit to the furniture exhibition hall at Doi Woodwork Many sofas and tables are exhibited and sold with furniture made of solid hardwood and veneer.
  7. You can take the Fuchu City Circular Bus to Fuchu Park, Shumujizo, Ishishu Kaido Exit Street, and Barca Cafe run by a sneaker maker.
  8. We stayed at the old folk house guesthouse "Stayable Machiya Tenryo Top and Bottom", which is a XNUMX-minute walk from JR Fukushio Line Up and Down Station.
  9. The Fukuen Line is a local line with 1 lines a day, which is quite rare.
  10. Rural scenery spreads along the railway line, and there are many shooting spots for railroad fans.
  11. As for meals, you can eat the famous Gyu-soba, other set meals, and Western dishes in the upper and lower towns.
  12. For sightseeing up and down, it's a good idea to rent a walk or voice guidance with your guide.
  13. As a walking spot, it is a commercial district with cultural assets such as Okinaza, Mano Museum, Suehiro Sake Brewery Museum, and Christian Church.
  14. If you want to enjoy BBQ and camping around the top and bottom, there is Shiki no Sato.
  15. It is fully equipped with water and electricity and is popular with beginner campers.
  16. From May to June, 5 kinds of irises are in full bloom.
  17. For advanced camps, the auto campsite in Hatakako Forest Park is a spot where you can enjoy your private life.
  18. Kawasakyo is popular as a family-friendly campsite and BBQ spot, and in the summer it is crowded with river play, and you can reach Hattabara Dam by walking along the old Fukuen Line promenade.
  19. Finally, stop by Roadside Station Bingo Fuchu for a souvenir of your trip and buy miso, woodwork, and fresh vegetables.