Planning your trip to SETOUCHI



[Autumn Foliage Illumination] at Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens in 2023

[Autumn Foliage Illumination] at Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens in 2023

Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens is a must-see destination in the Fukuyama area.

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While the museum is wonderful to visit during the daytime when it’s bright, at this time of year when the beautiful autumn foliage has begun to turn, it is fantastic at night thanks to special illumination.
Don’t miss it during your visit!

Autumn foliage at Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens in 2023

Event dates: November 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 23, 25, and 26 (Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Last admission is at 8:30 p.m.)
Daytime admission closes at 5:00 p.m., and the illuminations start at 6:00 p.m. Re-entry is allowed.

 800 yen for adults
 400 yen for students under 18 years of age

Special Biwa music performances (traditional musical instrument) will be held on the days below:
Dates: November 5, 11, 19, and 25
(1) From 6:30 p.m. (2) From 8:00 p.m.

If you want to further explore this area, the best nearby destinations are Tomonoura and Onomichi.

There are several recommended hotels around, including Bella Vista, Shiomachi HOTEL-ROYA, and Ryokan Onomichi Nishiyama.



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Exchange student experience in the USA (in high school) and Thailand (after graduating from university).
Speak English, Thai and Japanese (of course).
Living in a tranquil island of the Shimanami Kaido.
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