Hanging bridge in the Shimanami Kaido (1/6)
Shimanami Kaido (2/6)
Ascension to the bridge in the Shimanami Kaido (3/6)
Bike lane in a bridge in Shimanami Kaido (4/6)
Hanging bridge in the Shimanami Kaido (5/6)
Shimanami Kaido (6/6)

IN A FEW WORDS

Cycling across the beautiful Seto insland sea

DESCRIPTION

Shimanami Kaido

Free All day

The Shimanami Kaido is a popular 70Km cycling route which crosses the Seto Inland sea from Honshu, Japan's main island, to Shikoku, Japan's fourth biggest island, connecting the cities of Onomichi and Imabari. The route passes along 6 smaller islands connected by suspended bridges with dedicated lanes for bikers and pedestrians, offering a beautiful scenery of the Seto Inland sea and the island's local towns.

The recommended cycling route is clearly signed on the roads and takes about 8 to 10 hours to complete. Along the way there are several rent-a-cycle and ferry terminals, where it is possible to drop the bike and take a ferry in order to enjoy only part of the route. Even if bike enthusiasts will aim to complete the whole course, it is still well worth to cycle only a part of the Shimanami Kaido to enjoy the marvelous setting.

Regular bicycles can be rented for 500 Yen per day, plus a fee of 1000 Yen if they are dropped on a different terminal (a common practice among those who want to complete the route ). Electric assisted bicycles can also be rented for 800 Yen per 4 hours, but must be returned in the same terminal where they were rented, making it an attractive option for those who are less physically prepared but still want to enjoy part of the course.

HOW TO GET THERE

Option 1


Onomichi

Bicycle
480 min. 1500¥

Imabari



Option 2


Imabari

Bicycle
480 min. 1500¥

Onomichi



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The rental bike terminal in Onomichi is located in front of the station, in a parking lot next to Green Hill Hotel. The last bike terminal in the route is located in Imabari station.

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