Onomichi City Hall
Location of Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture
|o Mayor||Yuko Hiratani|
|o Total||284.85 km2 (109.98 sq mi)|
(April 30, 2016)
|o Density||497.8/km2 (1,289/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+9 (JST)|
|City hall address||1-15-1 Kubo, Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken|
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The city is known for its many temples such as the Buddhist Senk?-ji Temple (founded in the 9th century), has a shipbuilding yard and a motor factory. It offers a steamship service to ports of northern Shikoku and islands in the Inland Sea.
The city is featured in the Japanese film Tokyo Story (1953) directed by Yasujir? Ozu. It is the setting for the fantasy 2005 anime series Kamichu! which faithfully depicts many of the city's features and landmarks. Events of the Blue Drop series also happen in this city. It is also the setting of the romantic manga Pastel by Toshihiko Kobayashi. The video game Yakuza 6: The Song of Life heavily features Onomichi as an in-game location, and its fictional mascot, Ono-michio.
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