Onomichi Film Commission
Newly listed locations
Weeping Cherry Blossoms at Tenneiji TempleOnomichi City, Hiroshima
Beautiful dark pink weeping cherry blossoms in the garden of Tenneiji Temple, built in 1367 by Yoshiakira Ashikaga, the second shogun in the Muromachi Period.
View from inside ropewayOnomichi city, Hiroshima prefecture
Landscape of Onomichi city seen from ropeway is interesting as it changes depending on how high you are.
View of the Tenneiji Temple Pagoda (Kaiunto) and the CityOnomichi City, Hiroshima
The only place to get a view of the Tenneiji Temple Pagoda overlooking the city and the sea. The view is especially beautiful during the cherry blossom season.
Stone steps at Misode Tenmangu ShrineOnomichi City, Hiroshima
These stone steps were used in the film ‘I Are You, You Am Me’ (also known as ‘Exchange Students’) for the scene where the minds and bodies of the boy and girl are switched.
View from Saiganji TempleOnomichi City, Hiroshima
A temple used as a location for a film. The view is from the western side of the city, looking to the east.
The Approach to Hachiman Shrine from a Shopping ArcadeOnomichi City, Hiroshima
The approach leading to the main hall of the Hachiman Shrine from the downtown area during the Edo Period which was split into two, north and south, by a railroad and a national highway.
Sunset Path (west of Joudoji Temple’s Gate)Onomichi City, Hiroshima
A low angle shot of the Sunset Path in front of the temple gate in autumn.
500 Arhats of Tenneiji TempleOnomichi City, Hiroshima
Tenneiji Temple houses 526 arhats (Rakan figures). Each figure was donated from the Edo to Meiji Era and there is one figure that faces backwards.
Night Light of Sumiyoshi ShrineOnomichi City, Hiroshima
Night light of Sumiyoshi Shrine, used in the opening scene of the film ‘Tokyo Story.’
A Narrow Alley with Vermillion Torii Gate of Inari ShrineOnomichi City, Hiroshima
A vermillion torii gate standing on a narrow alley called Miyoshiya Shoji, with buildings reminiscent of old merchant residents on both sides of the street.