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About 6 hours

Cycle around the island that is famous for Kosanji Temple, tasty octopus dishes, and delicious citrus fruits. Enjoy the fine taste of local foods such as tako meshi (octopus rice) and sea eel dishes.

JR Onomichi Station - A Pier in front of Onomichi Station - Setoda Port - Setoda-cho Tourist Information Center - Ikuo Hirayama Museum of Art - Kosanji Temple - Kojoji Temple - Setoda Sunset Beach - Tatara Bridge - Citrus Park Setoda - Komyobo Temple - Ikuchi Bridge - Setoda Tourist Information Center - Setoda Port - JR Onomichi Station

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1. JR Onomichi Station

JR Onomichi Station

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2 minutes on foot

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2. A Pier in front of Onomichi Station

Enjoy the cruise in Seto Inland Sea from Onomichi Port. As the sea is usually calm, the ship is free from swinging.

A Pier in front of Onomichi Station

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High-speed ship to Setoda : about 40 minutes

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3. Ikuchijima Island (Setoda Port)

At the entrance of Ikuchijima Island, Setoda Port. Enjoy walking through the shopping street to the Tourist Information Center.

Ikuchijima Island (Setoda Port)

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10 minutes on foot

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4. Setoda cho Tourist Information Center (rental bicycle: 1,000 yen a day)

Start cycling after renting your bicycle at the tourist information center! Don't forget to pick up a MAP!!

Setoda-cho Tourist Information Center

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5. Ikuo Hirayama Museum of Art

He was born on Ikuchijima Island. He is a master artist and you can enjoy the sensitive touch of his works that attract viewers from all around.

Ikuo Hirayama Museum of Art

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6. Kosanji Temple

Kosanji Temple is a temple that was built to show the founder's gratitude to his mother. Various structures resembling some of Japan's finest architectural monuments were modeled from to build this temple. The gorgeous building and the amazing "Miraishin no Oka" ("Hill of Hope") which are made of marble are the things you must see here.

Kosanji Temple

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about 10 minutes

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7. Kojoji Temple, National Treasure Three Storied Pagoda

The Three Storied Pagoda that was built in 1432 is a symbol of Ikuchijima Island. The scenery seen from this building is also recommended.

Kojoji Temple

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about 15 minutes

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8. Setoda Sunset Beach

This is a beach where one can see spectacular sunsets. It is always crowded with people who come to enjoy swimming in summer.

Setoda Sunset Beach

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about 10 minutes

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9. Tatara Bridge

This is one of the world's longest suspension bridges, and is a symbol of the Shimanami Sea Route. The beautiful form which features a bird expanding its wings is different from other bridges.

Tatara Bridge

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about 20 minutes

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10. At the Citrus Park Setoda

Theme Park of Citrus Fruits, citrus fruits from all over the world are grown. You can enjoy blending your own perfumes and colons.

Citrus Park Setoda

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about 15 minutes

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11. Komyobo Temple

This temple has many intriguing things to see including a huge Juniperus Chinensis tree whose age is 650 years, and stone pagodas that are identified as important cultural properties.

Komyobo Temple

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about 15 minutes

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12. Ikuchi Bridge

When this bridge comes into sight, you are nearing your goal!

Ikuchi Bridge

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about 30 minutes

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13. Setoda Tourist Information Center

You have reached your goal!! After returning your bicycle, enjoy Setoda's fresh fish and other delicious seafood, and check out the shopping.

Setoda Tourist Information Center

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about 10 minutes

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14. Setoda Port

Setoda Port

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High-speed Ship to Onomichi : about 40 minutes

GOAL

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15. JR Onomichi Station

JR Onomichi Station

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"Kounejima Island" which is located next to Setoda Island is the original place of the "Koune Mikan". This fruit is recognized as a high grade brand. You can ride your bicycle taking in the scent of the oranges.

Kounejima Island

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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.