For example, enjoy dinners at quaint eateries serving dishes made with seasonal fish from the region.
Drink alongside the regulars at pubs favored by the locals.
Start the morning with breakfast at cafes the townsfolk visit to wake up.
Go a step further and try out the lifestyle on the islands after laying eyes on the freshly fried fish sold at the harbor.
Journeys beginning at AREAINN FUSHIMICHO FUKUYAMA CASTLE SIDE allow you to savor the deeper side of life in Fukuyama and Setouchi.
A renovated building on a street that once thrived with textile wholesalers. Tea shops and Japanese confectioners still remain along the lane. The first and second floors house a restaurant, with guest rooms on the third through fifth floors.
A four-minute walk from the gate of Fukuyama Station. No guest checkout is necessary. Popular local bars and Izakaya near the station are open until midnight.
AREAINN FUSHIMICHO FUKUYAMA CASTLE SIDE is located right nearby if you stand with your back facing Fukuyama Castle after exiting the shinkansen.
The front desk is hidden down an even smaller lane on a backstreet of Fushimicho that once flourished as an area for textile wholesalers. The guest rooms are tucked away on one of the classic buildings that remain.
AREAINN FUSHIMICHO FUKUYAMA CASTLE SIDE is a “local lodging space” that captures the essence of the entire town in a single inn. Whether you’re staying over, eating, relaxing, learning, or having fun, it’s full of everything you will find in Fukuyama. Be sure to explore Fushimicho and the rest of town once you’ve completed your check-in.
3 minutes from the south exit of JR Fukuyama Station
Proceed down the side street with the sign saying “元町への近道” (path to Motomachi) written on it that runs alongside Steakhouse Alley. The entrance to the front desk is on the righthand side at the end of the street.