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Shimanami Kaido (Seaway)

A beautiful sea road connecting Honshu and Shikoku, famous as a sacred place for cyclists.

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Roads, bridges

The “Shimanami Kaido” is a 60 km long road connecting Honshu and Shikoku. It connects Onomichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture to Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture, and bridges six islands in the Seto Inland Sea. It consists of the Nishi-Seto Expressway, Ikuchijima Road, and Oshima Road.

With the exception of the Shin-Onomichi Bridge, each bridge is equipped with a motorcycle road and paths for bicycles and pedestrians, allowing cyclists to enjoy the scenery of the islands in the Seto Inland Sea. The cycling path is also famous as the first "cross-strait bicycle path" in Japan.

With the exception of the Shin-Onomichi Bridge, each bridge is equipped with a motorcycle road and paths for bicycles and pedestrians, allowing cyclists to enjoy the scenery of the islands in the Seto Inland Sea. The cycling path is also famous as the first "cross-strait bicycle path" in Japan.

Highlights

  • It is known as Japan's first bicycle path that can cross the strait.
  • The bridges connecting the islands in the Seto Inland Sea are very beautiful, and there are many places to take pictures.
  • A variety of cycling courses are available for both beginners and advanced cyclists.
  • With a mild climate, cycling can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Photos

  • Shimanami Kaido

    Shimanami Kaido

  • The Shimanami Kaido is known as a sacred place for cyclists

    The Shimanami Kaido is known as a sacred place for cyclists

  • You can also ask a private guide to show you around and enjoy cycling

    You can also ask a private guide to show you around and enjoy cycling

  • Bike rental terminal

    Bike rental terminal

  • Kurushima Strait Bridge

    Kurushima Strait Bridge

  • Setoda Sunset Beach is located in the middle of the cycling road and is a good place to take a break.

    Setoda Sunset Beach is located in the middle of the cycling road and is a good place to take a break.

Reviews

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Details

Name in Japanese
しまなみ海道
Location
From Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture to Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture
Tel
078-291-1033 (Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company Limited, Customer Service Counter)
Access
Approximately 50 minutes by limousine bus from Hiroshima Airport (Onomichi City)
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)