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 Friday, 6 - Saturday 7, November FCCJ Special Event

FCCJ Onomichi Tour Report

FCCJ ONOMICHI TOUR SCHEDULE

Fri. 6 November

07.10 Departure from Tokyo
11:11 Arrival at Onomichi station
11:45 Lunch with Mayor Hiratani
13:30 Visit Onomichi Zosen
15:45 Sea taxi to Momoshima (Fukuda port)
16:00 Visit Momoshima Mega Solar Farm
17:30 Depart Momoshima by sea taxi to Onomichi Port
19:00 "Meishi-kokan" and party with Onomichi City and Onomichi Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Sat. 7 November
05:45 Depart hotel for Uosue port
06:00 Fishing tour (Miyabimaru Kanko)
Lunch on board
15:30 Return to port
16:31 Departure from Onomichi station
20:35 Arrival at Tokyo station (Shinagawa)

FCCJ ONOMICHI TOUR MAP


  • Article about the FCCJ tour on Onomichi Cable TV web site.
  • Article about the FCCJ tour on FM Onomichi web site.


  • Images from the event

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    FCCJ Vice President and "chief organizer" Masaoki Fujita enjoying the Shinkansen ride. FCCJ President Pekka Laitinen buying coffee.
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    Passing Mt. Fuji.
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    Arriving at Onomichi with a short walk to the hotel.
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    Masaoki Fujita admiring the Onomichi castle.
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    Onomichi City
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    Arriving at the Onomichi City Hall.
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    Meeting with the Onomichi Mayor.
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    Press in attendance.
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    Onomichi Mayor Yuko Hiratani (right) discussing with FCCJ President Pekka Laitinen and Vice President Masaoki Fujita.
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    Onomichi Mayor Yuko Hiratani and FCCJ President Pekka Laitinen.
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    Kaisen-don lunch.
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    Arriving at Onomichi Dockyard greeted by our guide Kahori Iwata.
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    Group photo at Onomichi Dockyard.
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    The group was met by Senior Managing Director Kouichi Nakatani.
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    The group listening to the presentation.
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    Adjusting the receivers before the tour.
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    Our guide Kahori Iwata.
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    Metal plate handling.
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    FCCJ Board of Trustees member Hirokuni Yoshida took over the role as translator.
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    A big section of a ship moved into place.
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    Sakari Romu takes a 'selfie' in front of the ship launching ball.
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    The group walking towards the end of the tour.
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    Pekka Laitinen at the pier for the sea-taxi to Momoshima island.
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    Onomichi City officials sending us off.
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    Hirokuni Yoshida and Masaoki Fujita waveing and talking.
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    Pekka Laitinen watches the Onomichi Dockyard from the sea side.
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    Onomichi Dockyard from the sea side.
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    Speeding towards Momoshima island.
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    The Momoshima ferry 'Momokaze'.
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    De-boarding at Fukuda port on Momoshima island.
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    Moving to the solar farm on foot, by golf buggy and minicab.
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    At the Momoshima Solar farm.
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    Hirokuni Yoshida translates again...
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    A lot of solar panels, to be exact 6,120 of them, each producing 245w for a total capacity of 1,500 kw.
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    Visiting Fujita family's resort house on Momoshima.
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    Enjoying a cup of tea, sweets and 'mikan'.
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    Sun setting.
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    Leaving the reort house.
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    Sun setting over Momoshima.
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    Approaching our hotel with the sea-taxi.
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    FCCJ Vice President Masaoki Fujita acted as MC for the party.
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    FCCJ Vice President Masaoki Fujita.
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    Onomichi Mayor Yuko Hiratani, FCCJ President Pekka Laitinen and OCCI Chairman Hiromu Fukui.
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    FCCJ President Pekka Laitinen makes a speech on behalf of the delegation.
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    Onomichi Mayor Yuko Hiratani makes a speech.
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    A welcome "kippis" from FCCJ with Finlandia Vodka.
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    Hirokuni Yoshida makes the kampai speech.
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    Some of the Finns entertain with a drink song.
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    Onomichi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) Chairman makes a speech towards the ebd of the party.
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    OCCI Chairman Hiromu Fukui.
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    A final kampai!
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    Start of the fishing tour - dark and rather chilly morning at the port at 6 am.
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    Petteri Niska enjoys the speed passing our hotel.
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    At high speed towards the fishing grounds.
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    Time for fishing!
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    The skipper shows us you to put the bait (sardines) on the tackle.
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    Sakari Romu practises baiting.
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    Tuomo Kuuppo gets prepared.
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    Our most experienced fisherman, Yoshinori Sano catches of course the first one.
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    Sakari Romu concetrating on fishing.
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    A very croweded fishing area.
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    The photographer got one too...
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    Atsushi Yamazaki lands one even with a broken rod.
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    Sakari Romu gets a big one.
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    Yoshinori Sano catches another one.
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    Petteri Niska.
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    Yoshinori Sano.
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    Tuomo Kuuppo.
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    Atsushi Yamazaki.
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    Hirokuni Yoshida and Morioki Fujita.
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    Pekka Laitinen.
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    Jouni Laine with his last catch of the day.
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    Calling it a day, Tuomo Kuuppo and Sakari Romu make a toast.
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    Some of the catch, we had 10 boxes like these.
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    Getting close to Onomichi, Tuomo Kuuppo, Petteri Niska and Sakari Romu.
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    Back in port, Petteri Niska and Sakari Romu after a long day.
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