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One day or two day courses

Will you cycle around the islands by a rent a cycle while bathing in the salt breeze from the ocean? Staying in Innoshima or Setoda is recommended.

JR Onomichi Station - harbor parking lot in front of the station - A Pier in front of Onomichi Station - Mukaishima - Innoshima - Setoda - A town walk in and Setoda - JR Onomichi Station

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1. JR Onomichi Station

JR Sanyo Line (local line), Onomichi Station

JR Onomichi Station

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3 minutes on foot

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2. At the harbor parking lot in front of the station, you can rent a bicycle for 1,000 yen a day.

You can rent a bicycle in the corner of the parking lot. Get on your bicycle and head for Shimanami Sea Route.

At the harbor parking

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1 minute by bicycle

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3. A Pier in front of Onomichi Station

You can get to Mukaishima by ferry boat from in front of Onomichi Station. Enjoy the 5 minute voyage.

A Pier in front of Onomichi Station

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5 minutes by ferry boat

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4. Mukaishima (Mukaishima Orchid Center and more)

Have a look at the rare type of orchids at Mukaishima Orchid Center. If you still have energy to go on, try to climb up Mt. Takami and enjoy the wonderful view.

Mukaishima Orchid Center and so on

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Innoshima bridge

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5. (Innoshima Suigun Pirates Castle and Innoshima Flower Center)

Innoshima Island was a base for the Murakami Suigun Pirates. You can see the armor and swords they used in Innoshima Suigun Pirates Castle. Since this island is also known as the Island of Flowers, many kinds of beautiful flowers bloom all around the island especially between spring and autumn.

Innoshima Suigun Pirates Castle

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Ikuchijima bridge

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6. A town walk in Ikuchijima Island and Setoda (Kosanji Temple, Ikuo Hirayama Museum of Art, etc.)

On Ikuchijima Island, you can enjoy the gorgeous Kosanji Temple and the Ikuo Hirayama Museum of Art where many marvelous works of his art are on display. He is said to strongly represent Japanese artists. This island is also renowned for sweet oranges and fresh seafood.

Kosanji Temple

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Express ferry from Setoda Port : about 40 minutes

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7. JR Onomichi Station

Another option is cycling to Imabari city in Ehime prefecture

JR Onomichi Station

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You may enjoy the challenge of cycling all the way to Imabari city if you come to Setoda. Go as far as you have energy and time.

Imabari-city

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Onomichi Tourist Association ONONAVI offers information of sightseeing in Onomichi-city Hiroshima-prefecture (Japanese Food, Cycling, Festivals, Cherry Blossom Viewing, Showplaces and Sightseeing Spots), information of Cherry Blossoms in Onomichi-city, History of Onomichi-city, Nature of Onomichi-city, Culture of Onomichi-city, Festivals in Onomichi-city and Events in Onomichi-city.