Our Recommended Hidden Spots For Autumn Leaf Viewing And Recommended Sightseeing Spots In Hiroshima
A must-see for anyone travelling from Fukuoka to Hiroshima in autumn.
We'll show you how to get there and recommend the best autumn leaf viewing spots.
Let's discover this new charm of Hiroshima.
[Hidden autumn leaves viewing spots] If you’re going to Hiroshima, why not use the Hirofuku Liner?
If you are travelling from Fukuoka to Hiroshima, we recommend using the Kofuku Liner express bus.
On weekdays the one-way fare starts at 2,600 yen, and you can get a discount if you book online and pay by credit card.
The bus has a toilet onboard so there is no need to worry about the long journey.
If you leave in the morning, you will be able to enjoy sightseeing in the afternoon.
|Means of Transportation||Stations||Required Time||Price||Wi-Fi・Charging Port|
|Express bus (Kofuku Liner)||Hakata Bus Terminal → Hiroshima Station South Exit||Approx. 4 hrs 44 mins||One way ¥2,600-4,250
(On all vehicles)
3 hidden spots to go and see the autumn leaves in Hiroshima
Many people visit Hiroshima’s famous tourist destinations in autumn.
Of course, you can enjoy the famous tourist spots, but don’t you also want to take your time and visit the less crowded places?
Here are some spots we recommend for autumn leaf viewing that you can go to without worrying about the crowds.
Fudekageyama, which overlooks the Seto Inland Sea from the observatory, is famous as a cherry blossom viewing spot, but in autumn it’s great for viewing the autumn foliage.
It’s also a great place to go hiking, so we recommended going for a walk around the area.
Here you will be able to see a magnificent view of several small islands stretching out before a beautiful sunset. There is no doubt that it will make a good photo.
|Address||Sunami-cho, Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture, 723-0031|
||Yes ・ 15 spaces|
Car: Approximately 20 minutes from JR Mihara Station
When it comes to Hiroshima, everyone wants to visit that famous large red torii gate and Itsukushima Shrine.
During the autumn season, the area is filled with both domestic and international tourists from all over the world.
A little further away is Daishoin temple, a hidden autumn leaf viewing spot which has been around for over 1000 years.
Because of its elevated position, you can see the islands spotted around the Seto Inland Sea.
|Name||Miyajima Yayama Omotoyama Daishoin|
|Address||210 Miyajima-cho, Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima 739-0592|
|Contact Number||Main Temple: 0829-44-0111, Misen: 0829-44-2071|
|Parking Lot||Yes・Several spaces|
From Miyajimaguchi Pier, take the JR Miyajima Route or Miyajima Matsudai Sightseeing Ferry to Miyajima, and walk about 20 minutes from Miyajima Pier.
It is no exaggeration to say that only locals visit Hachiman Shrine, an autumn leaf viewing spot in Fuchu City.
Since there are very few tourists, you can have the place all to yourself whilst taking photos.
The building is well preserved and has been registered as an important cultural property of the city.
|Name||Fuchu Hachiman Shrine|
162 Deguchi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Hiroshima, 726-0032
|Parking Lot||Yes・About 20 spaces|
Walk: 29 minutes from Bingo-Yano Station, 34 minutes from Joge Station
It’s not all autumn leaves! 5 little-known sightseeing spots in Hiroshima that you’ll want to go to in autumn
‘Hiroshima Dreamination’ is an event that is popular with locals, attracting many visitors every year.
From mid-November to January, the city of Hiroshima is lit with bright lights.
You can enjoy a light show in an area that was inspired by the sky.
|Name||Hiroshima Dreamination 2021|
|Venue||Around Hiroshima city center in places such as the Peace Boulevard|
Hiroshima Light-up Business Executive Committee Secretariat, Business Promotion Headquarters:
|Parking Lot||Yes・About 20 spaces|
|Period /Lighting time||
From Wednesday 17th November 2021 to Monday 3rd January 2022
Kosanji Temple, which is known as a tourist destination, is a spot where you can enjoy the autumn foliage and learn about history.
Items of cultural importance are exhibited at the Kosanji Museum.
The main attraction is the ‘Hill of Hope’, located just beyond the temple grounds.
Each of the white marble objects has its own meaning, offering visitors the sense of being abroad.
|Name||Kousanji Museum, Kousanji Temple|
|Price||Adult: 1,400 yen
University student: 1,000 yen
High school student: 800 yen
Senior (65 and over): 1,200 yen
Middle and elementary school and under: Free
* Annual pass and group discount available
553-2 Setoda, Setoda-cho, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima, 722-2411
|Parking Lot||Yes・ 64 spaces|
During the autumn season at Serakogen Farm, where you can see seasonal flowers all year round, you can enjoy dahlias and garden mums.
On the 6th and 7th November 2021 is the Japanese Radish Festival, where you can eat Oden and try your hand at harvesting.
In late November, enjoy the warm glow of candlelight.
Adults: 1,200 yen Children: 600 yen.
|Name||Serakogen Farm’s ‘Dahlia and Garden Mum Festival’|
|Price||Adults: 1,000 yen
From 4 years old to elementary school students: 500 yen
*Group discount available
1124-11 Betsusako, Sera-cho, Sera-gun, Hiroshima 729-3305
|Parking Lot||Yes・1000 spaces|
Approx. 1 hr 20 mins on the motorway from Hiroshima city
Why don’t you enjoy the taste of autumn at Hayashi, the store where grilled oysters originated?
We carefully select and offer three-year-old oysters, and you can also eat raw oysters.
Takeaway souvenirs are also on sale, so you can enjoy the taste of Hiroshima at home.
|Store Name||Grilled Hayashi|
505-1 Miyajima-cho, Saeki-gun, Hiroshima Prefecture 739-0557
|Business Hours||10:30～17:00（Last order 16:30）|
About 8 minutes on foot from Miyajima Port
During the autumn season, you can pick apples, Japanese persimmon and chestnuts at Fruitland Funo.
There is no limit to the number of varieties you can try.
Why not eat your fill of delicious fruits this autumn!
|Name||Sightseeing Farm Fruitland Funo|
|Price||Adults: 660 yen
Children: 440 yen
(If taking away fruit: 1kg, 540 yen)
|Address||1148 Kamifuno, Funo-cho, Miyoshi-shi, Hiroshima 728-0201|
|Parking Lot||Yes・50 spaces|
|Access||Bus: Get off at Kamifuno bus stop/ Niidono bus stop
Car: 16km from Miyoshi Interchange
Why not go autumn leaf viewing! There are so many hidden sightseeing spots in Hiroshima
We have introduced some of the best places to visit in Hiroshima in autumn, from the best places to see autumn foliage to sightseeing spots.
There were probably some spots you hadn’t heard of!
We hope you’ll try taking a trip to Hiroshima by bus this autumn!