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- We went for a drive via Shimanami Kaido.
- The view is superb when it’s sunny! You can view sunset and sunrise!
- It’s the first road that enables you to cross the channel by bike！
We went for a drive via Shimanami Kaido.
We drove Shimanami Kaido from Onomichi by rental car.
Our journey began on Muko-jima Island. The Shimanami Kaido starts from Onomichi in Hiroshima, and stretches to Imabari in Ehime Prefecture, via Muko-jima, Innoshima, Ikuchijima, Oomishima, Hakatajima, and Ooshima islands. The bridge is about 70 kilometers long. Each island along the way is very beautiful, giving the bridge it’s name, “the bridge museum”.
This is the slim, yet stylish Ikuchibashi that connects Innoshima and Ikuchijima.
The view is superb when it’s sunny! You can view sunset and sunrise!
Even though we were a little bit lost, we managed to get to the top of the Mt. Takamisan! Unfortunately, it was cloudy when we got there, but we could still see the beautiful islands on the calm inland sea. Our photographer was constantly filming the beautiful scenery. During sunny days, it’s also possible to see the inland sea islands from the base.
From here, you can see the Innoshima Ohashim bridge that connects Muko-jima and Innoshima. The support structure is 770 meters long, the longest in Japan. The bridge has two structures; one for cars, and another for pedestrians and bicyclists.
It’s the first road that enables you to cross the channel by bike！
Cycling is a popular activity and this site became a popular destination to bike around. Its about 70 kilometers from Onomichi to Imabari. It takes about 3 hours if you’re a professional and about 8 to 10 hours if you’re a beginner. There are also roads for cycling throughout the Islands, so you can enjoy their beautiful scenery at your own pace. You can rent the bikes at “Cycling Terminal”, found on each island. Please see the more details at: here.
Enjoy the Shimanami Kaido as you like!
Mt. Takamisan, Mukojima-cho, Onomichi city, Hiroshima Pref.