Hiroshima, Ehime Shimanami Kaido Cycling

Last updated: 19 January, 2023

Cycling the Shimanami Kaido is something that you hear about from other travellers and adventurers. It's earned an almost mythical status amongst both novice and serious cyclists. The stunning 70 km (one-way) long course spans across six islands and seven bridges against the backdrop of the Seto Inland Sea. With a marked blue cycle line you'll never have any worries of being lost taking in some of Japan's most spectacular scenery along the way. This cycling course was also selected as one of the “seven best bike routes in the world” by CNN.

And for those of you who need regular breaks then fear not as the Shimanami Kaido cycling route has over 200 base points where you can rest, recharge and fuel up. These bases also offer facilities such as air pumps, bike stands and essential amenities including drinking water and toilets.

For avid cyclists or visitors looking for a touch of adventure, then look no further than the Shimanami Kaido cycling route. Passing through some of the most beautiful of the islands that make up the Seto Inland Sea area, it's an experience that will stay with you forever.

Basic Infomation

  • Address
    Start from Onomichi Port or Imabari.

    Onomichi Port: 9 Higashigoshocho, Onomichi, Hiroshima 722-0036
    Imabari: 2-chome-8-1 Sunabacho, Imabari, Ehime 794-0001
  • Hours
    Starting from Onomichi:
    Shimanami Rental Bike Association
    March-November: 7am-7pm
    December-February: 8am-6pm

    Starting from Imabari:
    Itoyama Cycling Terminal (Sunrise Itoyama)
  • Closed
    Available year-round
  • Admission
    Mini-velo, cross bike, city cycle: Adults 2,000 yen per day,
    Children 12 years old and under 500 yen per day
    (Deposit: Adults 1,100 yen,
    Children 12 years old and under 500 yen)

    Tandem bike: Adults 3,000 yen per day
    (Deposit: Adults 1,100 yen)

    Electric assist bike: Adults 2,500 yen per day
    (Deposit: Adults 1,100 yen)

    E-bike: Adults 7,000 yen per day
    (Deposit: Adults 5,000 yen)

    As prices are subject to change, please check the official website for up-to-date pricing.
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  • Other Information
    Onomichi Port:
    20 min by train(JR Sanyo Line) from Fukuyama Station to Onomichi Station.

    40 min by train (JR Yosansen Line Limited Express) from Matsuyama Station to Imabari Station.