Onomichi is an historic port town located in Hiroshima that includes part of the 60km Shimanamikaido cycling road between 2 of Japan's largest islands, Honshu and Shikoku.
It is popular as a day trip destination from nearby Hiroshima city and famous for its mountain top Senkoji temple walk.
Spend a day in Onomichi city samplying the famous Onomichi ramen and Okonomiyaki while visiting the numerous cafes and art galleries.
Feeling energetic, rent a bicycle for the scenic ride over the Shimanamikaido sea road hopping island to island over massive suspension bridges with panoramic island and sea views comparable to Vietnam's Halong Bay.
Take a short ferry ride from nearby Omishima island to Japan's famous Rabbit Island to play with hundreds of friendly rabbits and explore the ruins of Japan's secret poison gas factory.
Getting tired, return your rental bicycle on the islands or put it on a scenic ferry back to Setoda town or Onomichi city for a relaxed evening on the boardwalks by the sea. There is nothing more beautiful than the lights shining off the calm waters.
Finally end your day at one of the numerous Japanese Izakaya bars chatting with friendly locals practicing their often limited English. Thank you google translate!
Spend the night in central Onomichi, close to the station, or in the beautiful and historic island town of Setoda. Both locations are perfect for an evening stroll by the sea.
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Meet us at Hiroshima's Fukuyama station for the short drive to historic Onomichi city, gateway to Shikoku and the Seto Inland Sea.
Continue on to Omishima Island for a tour of Oyamazumi Shrine, containing Japan's largest collection of samurai weapons and armour and trees over 3,000 years old.
Take a short ferry ride to Okunoshima, Japan's Rabbit Island. Explore the ruins of the secret poison gas factory hidden throughout this beautiful island and enjoy playing with the 100s of over friendly bunnies.
Drive over massive suspension bridges to your accomodation near Kosanji Temple and the Hirayama Art Museum in a beautfully renovated 100 year old Japanese farm house.
From here take your time sampling the best cycling or hiking of the Shimanami Kaido, Japan's number one cycling destination with spectacular island and sea views.
Continue on to Shikoku island or return to Fukuyama or Mihara the next morning.
Tour cost of 15,000 yen/person includes entrance fees, transfers and bed and breakfast accommodation.