• ① Tobishima Kaido, Kamikamagarijima Shichikuni Miyama
  • ② Loop Bridge near Teshima/Toyohama Civic Center
  • ③ Osakishimojima · Historic Hill Park overlooks the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge on the Shimanami Kaido and the mountains of Shikoku.
  • ④ A high lantern in the Osaki-Shimojima/Mitarai district.
  • ⑤ Kamikamagarijima, Shichikuni Miyama
  • ⑥ Go down from the Monomibashi Observatory in Kamikamagarijima and Shichikunimiyama.
  • ⑦ Farm roads leading to Kamikamagarijima and Toshima Ohashi
  • ⑧ There is a dome-shaped cottage for cyclists on Kamikamagarijima and the prefectural beach.
  • ⑨ Island ramen for recovery from fatigue. Limited to Saturdays and Sundays from November to February. It is an action type ramen where you squeeze lemon juice into a chicken-based soup.
  • ⑩ Full of volume. “Megumi no Oka Restaurant” on Kamikamagarijima
  • ① Tobishima Kaido, Kamikamagarijima Shichikuni Miyama
  • ② Loop Bridge near Teshima/Toyohama Civic Center
  • ③ Osakishimojima · Historic Hill Park overlooks the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge on the Shimanami Kaido and the mountains of Shikoku.
  • ④ A high lantern in the Osaki-Shimojima/Mitarai district.
  • ⑤ Kamikamagarijima, Shichikuni Miyama
  • ⑥ Go down from the Monomibashi Observatory in Kamikamagarijima and Shichikunimiyama.
  • ⑦ Farm roads leading to Kamikamagarijima and Toshima Ohashi
  • ⑧ There is a dome-shaped cottage for cyclists on Kamikamagarijima and the prefectural beach.
  • ⑨ Island ramen for recovery from fatigue. Limited to Saturdays and Sundays from November to February. It is an action type ramen where you squeeze lemon juice into a chicken-based soup.
  • ⑩ Full of volume. “Megumi no Oka Restaurant” on Kamikamagarijima

In addition to the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido, there are other cycling roads in Hiroshima prefecture that are ideal for cycling. Now, where are you going to challenge for your next cycling trip?!

Akinada Tobishima Kaido Cycling Road

① Refreshing cycling on 7 islands and 7 bridges
② With the mainland and Shimokamagari Island's Akinada Bridge in the background
③ The Ranjimakaku Museum in Shimokamagari Island is an art museum that exhibits mainly modern Japanese paintings
④ Kamagari Bridge connecting Shimokamagari Island and Kamikamagari Island
⑤ The coastline of Kamikamagari Island. The Tobishima Kaido has a low breakwater and you can run while looking at the sea.
⑥ Climb Mt. Shichikunimi on Kamikamagarijima
⑦ If you go down Monomibashi in Shichikunimiyama a little, you can see such a spectacular view
⑧ Mikan farm road in Kamikamagari Island. White flowers bloom in spring and orange in fall.
⑨ Cycling while looking at the mandarin orange fields of Kamikamagarijima
⑩ Aiming for Toyohama Bridge from Teshima

Run through 7 bridges!

It is a cycling road within the Kaido connecting six islands of Kure City in Hiroshima Prefecture and one island in Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture by seven bridges. Only the Akinada Bridge, which is the entrance to the “Aki Nada Tobishima Kaido,” is paid (bicycles are free), and you can cross all the bridges after that for free. If you ride a bicycle along the coastline of the islands of Setouchi while crossing a number of bridges, you will feel refreshed! The islands have an observatory where you can see the scenery of Setouchi and the Mitarai townscape preservation district, and it is also a cycling road with many attractions.

Sazanami Kaido Cycling Road

Seaside course with a good view
Convenience stores in Kure also set up cycle stands
Tools and air pumps are available for rent at the resting area
The resting area is marked by the climb of the Ripple Cycle Port
Cycling while looking at farming oyster rafts
Takehara Sea Station is also one of the resting places
Roadside Station Takehara Mo Cycle Stand was installed
Watch out for cars and enjoy cycling along the sea

The seaside course has a total length of about 82km

The Sazanami Kaido Cycling Road is a course that runs along the Seto Inland Sea from Kure City in Hiroshima Prefecture to Onomichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture. The seaside course, which is about 82 km in length, has 15 rest areas, and is installed in roadside stations, port facilities, convenience stores, restaurants, etc. The resting area is equipped with a saddle-mounted cycle stand, an air pump, a tool box, etc., and a toilet is also available.

Kakishima Kaido Cycling Road

Cycling along the sea
Cycling where you can enjoy the ocean view and the town where you can feel the history
I run while looking at the rafts
Location unique to Setouchi where you can get up close to the lighthouse
Try hill climbing
If you go up the volcano on Kurahashi Island, you can see such a spectacular view!
“Olive Factory”, a complex facility for the sixth generation of olives, which is rare even in the whole country
At Etajima Factory, you can taste pizza and pasta using local ingredients and olives from Hiroshima
All-you-can-eat oysters for a limited time at Seaside Onsen no Umi
In addition to tofu, you can enjoy soybean udon and soft serve ice cream at the island station “Mamegashima”

I went almost around Etajima. A variety of courses are also attractive

There are a variety of courses from flatlands to hill climbs, and there are few traffic and traffic lights, and it is a sea route that attracts the attention of cyclists. Mainly on the section maintained as the “Kakishima Kaido”, the course of about 70 km in length from JR Kure Station to Kirikushi Port, which runs directly to Hiroshima Port, goes around Etajima Island. The 30km course from Kirikushi Port to Mitaka Port, which is ideal for the first long ride, has almost no slopes, so you can enjoy cycling with peace of mind.

Yamanami Kaido Cycling Road

On the main route connecting Onomichi to Matsue, the distance is marked every 5km (photographed location: Mitsugi-cho, Onomichi City (National Route 184))
The roadside station is also the departure and arrival point of the tour course, and you can depart for 3 courses from “Yume Land Funo”
Experience the magnificent nature of the mountains and valleys of the Chugoku Mountains. (Photo location: Y-9 Misato-cho, Ochi-gun, Shimane prefecture (near Musaka Tunnel on National Route 375)
Traffic volume is small because it runs parallel to the Onomichi Matsue Line (Expressway). But be careful about accidents (shooting location: near Y-10 Kuchowa IC)
Of the tour courses, only Y-10 currently has road markings showing the route (shooting location: Koya-cho, Shobara City)
In Koya-cho, Shobara City in autumn, the famous “Koya apple” is growing in red tawawa
Even if you enter the Shimane prefecture side, a rich roadside station welcomes cyclists, including “Akagi Kogen”
Run in front of “Torretta Miyoshi,” an agricultural product direct sales store in Miyoshi City, which has a buffet restaurant
Go to “Roadside Station Sera” and take a break with tomato and pear soft serve ice cream and coffee
The pedestrian bridge “Yumetsuribashi” of Hattahara Dam in Sera-cho has a bright red parapet that shines in the mountains and lakes

18 courses that can be enjoyed from beginner to advanced

The “Yamanami Kaido Cycling Road” is a route that connects Onomichi City (JR Onomichi Station) to Matsue City (Matsue Shinjiko Onsen Station), with a total length of about 187 km and an acquired elevation of about 1.900 meters. There are 18 courses (10 courses on the Hiroshima prefecture side) from difficulty ★ to ★★★ that make use of the charm of the area, such as sightseeing spots and rugged slopes centered on the base facilities.

Let's go on a round-trip ride “Roadside Station Ichi” ~ Yamanami Kaido Tour Route ~

“Roadside Station Yume Land Funo” which becomes the start/finish point
“Roadside Station Yume Land Funo” which becomes the start/finish point
Kids love it too! Gelato from “Roadside Station Yume Land Funo”
Mori no Bakery, a popular freshly baked bakery located in “Roadside Station Forest Kimita”
Traffic volume is small because it runs parallel to the Onomichi Matsue Line (Expressway). But be careful about accidents!
Taking a break at “Roadside Station Takano”
Onukitoge Pass that separates Hiroshima and Shimane prefectures
In front of the entrance to “Roadside Station Tataraba No.1”
Near the “Roadside Station Tonbara” there is a “Tonbara Natural Carbonated Hot Spring (Ramune Ginsen)” where bubbling is unusual for hot springs like ramune
Each roadside station is equipped with a cycle rack, so you can feel a welcome mood

A new way to use Roadside Station! The freedom to arrange is interesting

Pay attention to the “one round ride” that returns to the place where you started running, not just a long ride! In the course that runs across Hiroshima and Shimane with “Roadside Station Yume Land Funo” as the starting point, each roadside station is maintained at intervals of 15 to 30 km, so it is exactly a substitute for an aid station. The characteristic of this course is that there are few traffic lights on the course, and the traffic volume of cars is small, so there is little stress. The rural scenery of the Chugoku Mountains and the quaint mountain scenery make me feel extraordinary. In addition, all the specialty products that are elaborate on each roadside station are only things that you can’t taste anywhere else. Enjoy customizing the one-round course, such as where to eat meals and sweets.
Quoted from the 2017 April issue of “Cycle Sports”

Yamagata Cycling Road

Fun Ride 2018 in Yamagata Cycle Land - Run through the West Chugoku Mountains full of nature
Fun Ride 2018 in Yamagata Cycle Land - Run through the West Chugoku Mountains full of nature
Fun Ride 2018 in Yamagata Cycle Land - Run through the West Chugoku Mountains full of nature
Fun Ride 2018 in Yamagata Cycle Land - Run through the West Chugoku Mountains full of nature
Fun Ride 2018 in Yamagata Cycle Land - Run through the West Chugoku Mountains full of nature
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The Holy Lake. The color of the trees reflected on the surface of the lake is beautiful, with the lakeshore line rich in changes such as inlets, islands, and capes.
“Tsukemono yakisoba” is a specialty of Aki Ota. The crispness and saltiness and umami of pickles match yakisoba. Once you eat it, you'll be addicted to it.
There are shops and restaurants where local specialties such as Roadside Station Raimu and Gochi Gion Bokaki are available.

Enjoy the green shower and the countryside in the coolness.

A cycling course that spans Akiota and Kitahiroshima towns in the northwestern part of Hiroshima prefecture. In addition to feeling the great nature of the mountainous area, you can also enjoy local cuisine at the roadside station. Sandankyo, Dinarakan, and Fukairiyama courses that inspire the fighting spirit of cyclists, and the Yawata Kogen and Holy Lake courses that run around the sacred lake with a wonderful contrast between lakes and mountains, and unusual tree shapes with branches and trunks that bend like Kunekune” There is also the Oasa-Chiyoda course where you can see the “Tengushide Colony”.
There is also a fun ride event that runs through the West Chugoku Mountains, which is rich in nature.

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Kitahiroshima Town Oasa Cycling Tour “Trip Oasa”

【Featured Column】Kitahiroshima Town · Oasa Cycling Tour “Trip Oasa”

Cycling tours using guided and electrically assisted rental bicycles are being conducted in the Oasa area! We will visit the natural monument “Tenguside Colony” etc. in about 3 hours.

Shiomachi Kaido Cycling Road

Shiomachi Kaido de Pottering
Take a quick ride along the calm sea, aiming for Tomonoura
【Tomonoura】Nightlight, known as a symbol of Tomonoura, is an indispensable photo spot for travel
【Tomonoura】A tourist destination that has been certified as a Japan Heritage Site and has been known as the “port of waiting for the tide” since ancient times. You can enjoy the scenery of the port town that conveys the atmosphere of the Edo period to now.
【Abuto Kannon】The vermilion-lacquered Kannon hall built at the tip of Cape Abuto at the southern tip of the Numakuma Peninsula is designated as an important cultural property of the country. It has been widely known as a prayer place for safe navigation and safe delivery of children since ancient times.
【Green Line】The steep slope continues, but it is a road with a good view overlooking Tomonoura and Onomichi.
[Under the Utsumi Ohashi] A bridge consisting of two arches curved in the shape of a “kuno” with a total length of 832 m. It is lit up at night.
Towards the shipyard
【Shipyard】Dogs are lined up right beside the cycling road.
[Gasuten] It is a paste made by grinding small fish such as nebuto with bones and deep-fried in oil, which is a specialty of Tomonoura. It is called “Gasuten” because it has a bone-like texture that makes it “gash”.

The river is close! The sea is close! The mountains are close!

The start is in front of Fukuyama Station, which is highly convenient. The road along the Ashida River may meet wild birds and fish. If you leave the river and cross the hill, the Seto Inland Sea. The sea is close to the “Shiomachi Kaido,” where you can feel the sea breeze, and you will want to stop and peek into the sea. Get off your bicycle and take a leisurely stroll around the port town “Tomonoura” waiting for the tide. The route has many flat roads and is recommended for beginners to intermediate levels, but there is also a “steep slope” as an indispensable spice for cycling. If you want to enjoy hill climbing further, head to the Green Line. The road overlooking the spectacular view of Tomonoura and Setouchi is hard and refreshing!

Hiroshima Prefectural Central Forest Park

Picnic Plaza faces the runway of Hiroshima Airport. You can see the takeoff and arrival of powerful airplanes up close.
A very exciting bicycle race!

Families and advanced players can visit various courses!
A very exciting bicycle race will also be held!!

The family course is less than 5 km, so it is also recommended for elementary school students. You can see airplanes up close at the “Picnic Plaza” on the course.
If you are confident in your physical strength, please try the 12.3 km healthy leg course with a lot of ups and downs.
Various road races, MTBs, and other tournaments are also held at the Hiroshima Prefectural Central Forest Park.

Yumeshima Kaido

“Yumeshima Kaido” with zero signals and zero tunnels
You can enjoy cycling and cruising (regular routes)
Yumeshima Kaido Cycling “Yuge Ohashi”
Harvest experience in the middle of cycling
Lunch at the famous lemon pork bowl
Lunch using vegetables from natural farms “Shokudo Marufu Farm”
Take a break at a cafe renovated from an old private house “kitchen313 kamiyuge”
Inland Sea Resort Fespa “Cycle Oasis”
Old townscape of Kamiyuge
U-turn! Blue line

No signal in the town! It's easy to run with little traffic

“Yumeshima Kaido” is a free road connecting Yuge Island, Sajima Island, Ikunajima Island and Iwagi Island in Kamijima Town, Ehime Prefecture. Currently, only Yuge Island, Sajima, and Ikuna Island are connected, and the Iwaki Bridge connecting Ikina Island and Iwaki Island is being prepared for completion in the spring of Reiwa 4. The “Yumeshima Kaido” is also active in attracting cyclists, and there are free flush toilets on the island. Also, since there are no traffic lights in the town and there is little traffic, it is a very easy course to run. It is convenient to cross the Yumeshima Kaido by ferry from Innoshima/Habu Port (Nagasaki Pier, Central Pier), Innoshima/Eroto Port, and Ikuchijima/Sue Port in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture.

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