Private tour

Onomichi: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

Onomichi: Private Walking Tour with Local Guide

From $90.35 per person

Decide what you would like to see and do in Onomichi on a 4 or 6-hour tour. Explore the sloping streets of the seaside city with your own private guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Pickup included
Your guide will be waiting in the hotel lobby or the train station you requested, 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Enjoy a personalized private tour with a licensed guide
  • Choose which of Onomichi's highlights you want to see
  • Learn fascinating insights about Japan’s history and culture
Full description
Spend your day with a private, licensed guide who can share authentic insights about local culture in Onomichi. Let the guide know what you would like to experience and create your ideal itinerary. Get a glimpse of a quaint Japan of yesteryear in this old-timey seaport town. Embrace its retro-chic charm with its hills full of temples, literary sites, and cats.  Choose to visit the hilltop temple, Senkō-ji, with its commanding view of Onomichi, the Seto Inland Sea, and other islands. After visiting the temple, take a walk through Senkō-ji Park. Take the ropeway and head up to the temple and come down gradually by walking down the slope so that you can enjoy the feeling of Onomichi as the “town of slopes.” Along the way, pass Senkō-ji Shinmichi, which is a symbol of Onomichi. Old houses line this narrow hill road where the former residences of literary masters remain. Stroll down Neko no Hosomichi, a lane that stretches from the east of Ushitora Shrine to the three-floor pagoda of Tennei-ji Temple. See the adorable fukuishi-neko (lucky stone cats) scattered along the alley, and stop by the small Maneki-neko Museum. Visit the Buddhist Kōsan-ji Temple and hear the story of the Osakan industrialist who constructed it in memory of his deceased mother. Explore its wide grounds, with splendid buildings modeled after famous architecture from all over the country. Don't miss the opportunity to try the famous dish, Onomichi ramen. Get recommendations from your guide about the local ramen shops and try the light-tasting soup with seafood from the Seto Inland Sea.
  • Private and personalized tour
  • Licensed local guide
  • Pickup on foot from any address/train station in the city
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • This experience will take place rain or shine
  • The local partner's team will communicate with you prior to the experience to confirm the logistics of your booking
  • This experience can be personalized to meet your requests and preferences
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Product ID: 393540