There are many unique islands scattered in the Seto Inland Sea. Centering on the “Setouchi Shimanami Kaido” where scenic islands are connected, the “Tobishima Kaido” connecting the islands of Aki Sea, and the “Kakishima Kaido,” which connects Etajima, famous for the former Naval Academy, and Kurahashi Island, where the Japanese envoys were built, etc., were also built, etc. We will introduce by area, such as “Osakikamijima,” which can only be visited.
Setouchi Shimanami Kaido
A scenic sea road woven by an island and a bridge
The Setouchi Shimanami Kaido is a sea road made up of beautiful islands and bridges that connect them. The 60km long road connecting Onomichi City in Hiroshima Prefecture and 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 famous as the first bicycle path in Japan where you can cross the strait.
Akinada Tobishima Kaido
Islands likened to stepping stones (flying stones) floating in the sea
The “Aki Sea 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 Mitarai district of Shimokamagari Island, which flourished as a port of call for Korean 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 Kentou Mission Stopped in, and the Former Naval Academy Building! You can enjoy fresh oysters in winter.
Moving around the island with “ultra-small mobility”
Osakikamijima is an island in Hiroshima prefecture floating in the Seto Inland Sea that is not connected to the mainland by a bridge. You can visit while enjoying a relaxing boat trip. Let’s enjoy experiences unique to the island, such as traveling in “ultra-small mobility”, comfortable sea kayaking experiences, and the traditional event “Kaden horse racing”.