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.
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).
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.
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 XNUMX to XNUMX 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.
Currently, there is no facility in Fuchu City where only hot springs can be put in, and the only one at MG Youth Hostel is the hot spring water used at the former Ayameso, so you can take a hot spring bath at the time of stay.
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.
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.
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.
There is no Vandwelling facility officially approved by Fuchu City.
There is no sightseeing bus, but there is a circulation bus called "Gurutto Bus" where Chugoku Bus operates.About the timetable Chugoku Bus official websiteClockwise timetable-Counterclockwise timetable.
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.