Overview of the Shimanami Kaido
The Shimanami Kaido (“kaido” - ŠC“¹ - literally means “sea road”) is an expressway which links the main islands of Honshu and Shikoku through a series of bridges and islands. It spans the 60km distance between Onomichi City, in Hiroshima prefecture, and Imabari City, in Ehime prefecture. (Please note that the total cycling distance is 70km, including bridge access ramps.) Click on the map below for a bigger map of the Cycling Road.
Thousands of people flock here annually to enjoy a fun bicycle ride in a great environment. Some cyclists complete the full trek in a matter of hours, and some take a more relaxed pace and spend the night in one of the accommodations along the way. And while a few people actually make the return trip by bicycle, many opt to make the trip back by bus or ferry.
Here, we introduce Onomichi City's side of the Shimanami Kaido. You can find out about the rental of bicycles, the places to visit and the many convenient facilities along the way. We hope that you will come to Onomichi City for a visit, and that you will enjoy a memorable cycling trip on the Shimanami Kaido.
Bicycle rental for the Shimanami Kaido
Bridges, buses and ferries
Places of interest, by region
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