4 Reasons Why Cyclists Fall in Love with the Shimanami Kaido

01

Beautiful scenery woven by natural and man-made beauty

he Shimanami Kaido area is filled with beautiful scenery woven by the natural beauty of many islands dotting the Seto Inland Sea, and the structural beauty of the bridges linking those islands. Leisurely enjoy the scenery in a comfortable sea breeze.

What Is the "Shimanami Kaido" area?

The Shimanami Kaido area is filled with beautiful scenery woven by the natural beauty of many islands dotting the Seto Inland Sea, and the structural beauty of the bridges linking those islands. Leisurely enjoy the scenery in a comfortable sea breeze.

  • Shimanami Kaido

    This is the common name for the route of the Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway project connecting Onomichi and Imabari. The pedestrian and bicycle roads built together with the vehicle highway bridge form a cycling road that is approximately 70 km long, one-way.

  • Yumeshima Kaido

    This cycling road consists of bridges connecting the remote islands of Ikinajima, Sashima, and Yugeshima in Kamijima Town.

02

Blue line ensuring you never get los

A blue line indicates the recommended cycling route from the JR Onomichi Station to the JR Imabari Station. This blue line, said to have been invented for the Shimanami Kaido, is a roadmap for cyclists visiting from all over the world.

03

Over 150 cyclist-friendly cycle oases

Retail shops, guest houses, and the like participate in this program, providing rest areas where cyclists can feel free to stop. In addition to air pumps, bicycle stands, benches, and the like, they also provide drinking water and toilets for use.


Provided by: NPO CycloTourisme Shimanami

04

Various facilities accepting cyclists

The environment is one where you can visit bringing your own personal bicycle with peace of mind.

  • Bike set-up areas arranged in each area
  • Running of cycle buses, cycle trains, and cycle ships
  • Services for luggage storage and same-day delivery to your lodging
  • Many lodging facilities that allow you to bring your bicycle into your room

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