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Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road

Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road
Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road Shimanami Kaido Cycling Road

Cycle through the breathtaking beauty of the Seto Inland Sea on the Shimanami Kaido, a 70-kilometer-long National Cycling Route. The route runs from Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture on Japan’s main island over the Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway to Imabari in Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku. The route is well-maintained and very easy to navigate (just follow the Yahane Blue Line), with numerous bicycle rental shops, roadside stations, and cyclist-friendly facilities along the way. Stop by some of the islands dotting the Seto Inland Sea, like Mukaishima, Innoshima, and Ikuchijima, to experience the quaint culture of small fishing villages, cycle past sacred shrines, historic buildings, and natural wonders, and dine on local delicacies. 

 

 

Detail

 

Length 70km
Duration 6hours
Elevation Gain 20m

* Duration is an estimate and may vary depending on route and pace.

 

Reference: Route from JR Onomichi Station to Sunrise Itoyama

 

Access

 

To start cycling from Onomichi, take an 80-minute flight from Haneda Airport in Tokyo to Hiroshima Airport. From there, take the Hiroshima Airport Line, and transfer to the Sanyo Line to JR Onomichi Station, a trip of about an hour.

 

Links

 

Shimanami Kaido Cycling road

 

Shimanami Kaido Cycling Guide

 

 

Travel

 

Onomichi & Fukuyama

 

Matsuyama

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