Explore the Nature that Inspired Ghibli Movies by Kayak (Full Day)

【OUTLINE】
Enjoy Tomonoura, which is said to have the most beautiful landscape of Japan, by sea kayak. This is also the town where the Ghibli movie ‘Ponyo’ and the Hollywood movie ‘Wolverine’ were filmed. From Tomonoura’s port town scenery seen from the sea, Abuto Kannon Temple, which seems to protrude from the sea to desolate beaches to which you can only go with a sea kayak, it is the only tour where you can fully enjoy Tomonoura, the town where nature and history intertwine.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・Tomonoura served as the inspiration for the location of Ghibli’s anime “Ponyo” and is also where Hollywood’s “Wolverine” was filmed.
・Join in the daily life of the port town by interacting with locals at popular restaurants and markets.
・(Saturdays only) At the morning market, enjoy freshly harvested food and banter with local fishermen!
・Take in a spectacular view of the Seto Inland Sea from the Abuto Kannon
temple.
・A satisfying tour and the perfect way to enjoy your time in Tomonoura.
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Fukuyama, Japan
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours




【OUTLINE】
Enjoy Tomonoura, which is said to have the most beautiful landscape of Japan, by sea kayak. This is also the town where the Ghibli movie ‘Ponyo’ and the Hollywood movie ‘Wolverine’ were filmed. From Tomonoura’s port town scenery seen from the sea, Abuto Kannon Temple, which seems to protrude from the sea to desolate beaches to which you can only go with a sea kayak, it is the only tour where you can fully enjoy Tomonoura, the town where nature and history intertwine.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・Tomonoura served as the inspiration for the location of Ghibli’s anime “Ponyo” and is also where Hollywood’s “Wolverine” was filmed.
・Join in the daily life of the port town by interacting with locals at popular restaurants and markets.
・(Saturdays only) At the morning market, enjoy freshly harvested food and banter with local fishermen!
・Take in a spectacular view of the Seto Inland Sea from the Abuto Kannon
temple.
・A satisfying tour and the perfect way to enjoy your time in Tomonoura.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tomo no Ura, Tomoe Chiku, Fukuyama 720-0202 Hiroshima Prefecture

Gather and complete insurance and other procedures and change into kayaking gear.
Learn how to paddle and listen to a safety explanation.
Kayak across to enjoy a beautiful and charming view of the port town of Tomonoura from the sea.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tajima Island, Utsumicho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima 722-2641, Japan

Head to Tajima island and enjoy a nice stroll around the island. Depending on the season, you can check out the local fishing industry, eat seasonal foods at the market, and interact with the locals to experience island life here at that time of the year.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Utsumi Ohashi Bridge, Utsumicho, Fukuyama 722-2641 Hiroshima Prefecture

Head under the Utsumi Ohashi Bridge that connects the mainland and Tajima.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Abuto Kannon (Bandai-ji Temple Kannondo), 1427-1 Numakumacho Notohara, Fukuyama 720-0312 Hiroshima Prefecture

The temple to Abuto Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) was built on a spectacular location overlooking the sea. The view by boat should not be missed. Depending on the tide, you can get ashore here. The temple is a famous place people come to pray for safe childbirth. On display here you find many “ema” (votive tablets) in the shape of breasts representing fertility and motherhood.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Tomonoura Beach, Ushiroji Tomocho Sensui Island Tanoura, Fukuyama 720-0202 Hiroshima Prefecture

Return to Tomonoura by kayak.

Duration: 1 hour