Depart this morning for the romantic seaside town of Onomichi – the entry point on the mainland side of the Shimanami Kaido cycling course. Spend the day exploring Onomichi’s wonderfully old-fashioned shopping arcades and quiet hilltop back streets with our gentle sightseeing course before spending a night at a historic Ryokan inn, or a modern, stylish cycling-themed hotel.
Walking distance: 4km / 2 miles
Elevation gain: 260m / 850 feet of both ascent and descent
Time required: about 3-4 hours
Accommodation: Ryokan inn (or cycling hotel)
Meals: Dinner, Breakfast
Stay at a lovely Ryokan with over 100 years of history, which is a registered Tangible Cultural Property of Japan. The inn offers exemplary meals with freshly caught local seafood.