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

【OUTLINE】
Tomonoura is a beautiful and picturesque port town that served as the inspiration for the town in Studio Ghibli’s anime “Ponyo” and is also where Hollywood’s “Wolverine” was filmed. Explore and discover Tomonoura on this special tour, whose history is intimately entangled with the nature surrounding it. Enjoy a picturesque view of the port town of Tomonoura from the sea, the temple of Abuto Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) that stands on the edge of a cliff-top, and a quiet, deserted beach that can only be reached by sea kayak.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・Enjoy the beautiful and picturesque port town of Tomonoura, which served as the inspiration for the town in Studio Ghibli’s anime “Ponyo”, and is also where Hollywood’s “Wolverine” was filmed.
・The temple to Abuto Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) is located on Abuto Cape and offers a unique view of the Seto Inland Sea.
・A short pleasant 3-hour course of kayaking.
・A satisfying tour and the perfect way to enjoy your time in Tomonoura.
* Duration: 3 hours
* Starts: Fukuyama, Japan
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours




【OUTLINE】
Tomonoura is a beautiful and picturesque port town that served as the inspiration for the town in Studio Ghibli’s anime “Ponyo” and is also where Hollywood’s “Wolverine” was filmed. Explore and discover Tomonoura on this special tour, whose history is intimately entangled with the nature surrounding it. Enjoy a picturesque view of the port town of Tomonoura from the sea, the temple of Abuto Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) that stands on the edge of a cliff-top, and a quiet, deserted beach that can only be reached by sea kayak.

【HIGHLIGHTS】
・Enjoy the beautiful and picturesque port town of Tomonoura, which served as the inspiration for the town in Studio Ghibli’s anime “Ponyo”, and is also where Hollywood’s “Wolverine” was filmed.
・The temple to Abuto Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) is located on Abuto Cape and offers a unique view of the Seto Inland Sea.
・A short pleasant 3-hour course of kayaking.
・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.
Leave Tomonoura Port by kayak for a unique and spectacular view of this port town from the sea.

Duration: 1 hour

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

You will choose whether to go to Abuto Kannon or Sensuijima Island. (We will also consider the tide and weather conditions)

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 will find many “ema” (votive tablets) in the shape of breasts that represent fertility and motherhood.

Sensuijima Island is a place that has been left untouched and, therefore, has kept the beautiful natural scenery of the Seto Inland Sea. Discover an area of pristine beauty and sea life.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sensui Island, Fukuyama 720-0202 Hiroshima Prefecture

Sensuijima Island is a place that has been left untouched and, therefore, has kept the beautiful natural scenery of the Seto Inland Sea. Discover an area of pristine beauty and sea life.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Tomonoura Beach, Ushiroji Tomocho Sensui Island Tanoura, Fukuyama 720-0202 Hiroshima Prefecture

Return to Tomonoura by kayak.