Wonders of the Shimanami Kaido: an ocean-side ride along the Cyclists’ Sanctuary
The Shimanami Kaido is an ocean road across the Seto Inland Sea that draws cyclists from all over the world for its vast riches and natural beauty. With an astounding length of around 70km, the Shimanami Kaido is one of Japan’s best cycling roads. Ride a bike across this panoramic route while feeling the comfort of the sea breeze and enjoy the scenery change with every season. Well maintained and marked, the Shimanami Kaido has earned the name of Cyclists’ Sanctuary. There are many places where you can rent bikes, and one of them is even near the Onomichi Train Station. You can choose from a variety of bicycles, depending on your schedule and physical fitness. There are approximately 216 rest spots called as Shimanami Cycle Oasis offering amenities such as restrooms and water along the Shimanami Kaido. Among them is Oyama Shrine, which is the only bicycle shrine in Japan. Why don't you stop by and pray for the safety of your trip?