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One day or two day courses
JR Sanyo Line (local line), Onomichi Station
3 minutes on foot
You can rent a bicycle in the corner of the parking lot. Get on your bicycle and head for Shimanami Sea Route.
1 minute by bicycle
You can get to Mukaishima by ferry boat from in front of Onomichi Station. Enjoy the 5 minute voyage.
5 minutes by ferry boat
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.
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.
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.
Express ferry from Setoda Port : about 40 minutes
Another option is cycling to Imabari city in Ehime prefecture
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.