A short trip away from Hiroshima City, Onomichi is a hillside town by the sea that’s famous for its temples and local delicacy, Onomichi ramen. The town is made up of slopes and narrow laneways, where up through its residential areas over 25 temples wind through the route for Onomichi’s famous Temple Walk. Unassuming yet creative, several respected authors and directors were born in Onomichi, gaining inspiration from the town. Contributing to film and literature, Onomichi has since been a famous filming location in a number of prominent Japanese TV dramas and period films. Onomichi also marks the starting point of the sweeping Shimanami Kaido, a road 60 kilometers long that connects the Honshu mainland and Shikoku. With beautiful scenery best experienced by bike, the expressway passes over several islands and their tiny towns sitting in the Seto Inland Sea. A port town with a signature nostalgic atmosphere, Onomichi is also famed for its delicious local ramen. Widely eaten throughout Hiroshima, Onomichi Ramen features a light broth of dashi stock and soy sauce enriched with a signature dollop of pork lard.