There are many unique islands scattered in the Seto Inland Sea. Centering on the Shimanami Kaido where scenic islands are connected, the “Tobishima Kaido” connect the islands of Akinada Tobishima Kaido, and the Kakishima Kaido, which connects Etajima, famous for the former Naval Academy to Kurahashi Island, where the Japanese Envoy's Boats were built.
We will introduce those island area by area, such as “Osakikamijima” which can only be visited by boat.
Setouchi Shimanami Kaido
A scenic sea road woven by an island and a bridge
The Setouchi Shimanami Kaido is a sea road that connects the beautiful islands of the Seto Inland Sea together. The 60km long road connecting Onomichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture to Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture allows you to fully enjoy the scenery of the islands floating in the Seto Inland Sea. The “Cycling Road” is known as the first bicycle path in Japan where you can cross a strait.
Akinada Tobishima Kaido
The road of islands and roads that looks like "stepping stones"
The “Akinada Tobishima Kaido” is named after comparing the islands in the Seto Inland Sea to stepping stones that cross the garden.
We recommend drop-by areas such as the Sannose port town of Shimokamagari Island, which flourished as a port of call for Joeson envoys and Sankin-kotai daimyo, and the Mitarai district of Osakishimojima, where traditional buildings remain.
Also known as Oyster Road!
“Kakishima Kaido” is a scenic cycling road connecting Kure City and Etajima City. There are plenty of historical sightseeing spots, such as scenic spots related to Taira no Kiyomori, the port where the Japanese Envoy Mission stopped in, and the Former Naval Academy Building!
You can enjoy fresh oysters in winter on this road !
Enjoy this island full of nature !
Osakikamijima is an island in Hiroshima prefecture floating in the Seto Inland Sea that is not connected to the mainland. There are no bridge. You can visit by enjoying a relaxing boat trip.
Let's have unique experience on the island by trying sea kayaking. And how about the traditional event “Kadenma Race” ?
Let's go on a pilgrimage to real-life “Slam Dank” locations in Hiroshima!
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