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Take a guided bicycle tour through the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido

Take a guided bicycle tour through the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido - Onomichi, Japan

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Onomichi, Japan

From USD
$176.65

Let’s cycle along the finest cycling track; a route acknowledged for its atmospheric beauty around the world. Take in the enhancing scenery of the Inland Sea, lined with an impressive network of small islands from the distance ... More info ›

Let’s cycle along the finest cycling track; a route acknowledged for its atmospheric beauty around the world. Take in the enhancing scenery of the Inland Sea, lined with an impressive network of small islands from the distance. Here the large bridge is among the site’s characteristic features; it is extraordinary in appearance, and famous around the world for its striking resemblance to a swan spreading its wings. At the heart of the island, you’ll find an 800m stretch of pure-white sand that melt into the vivid blue waters of the beach, in perfect harmony with the island’s contemporary art; a central attraction that will make your land excursions that much more memorable.

【HIGHLIGHTS】

  • A scared place that prides itself on its beautiful cycling road
  • The magnificent view across 727 islands, large and small
  • Make the journey to one of the most recognizable beaches in the world, with views of the pure-white sand along the water edge, together with contemporary art and the beautiful bridge unique to this site
  • A flat cycling course to suit every taste

【SCHEDULE】
Meet at Onomichi Station→transportation to Setoda Port→rent a bicycle→cycling→return a bicycle→transport to Onomichi Station→end of the tour

【DETAILS】
The white bridge connecting the various islands; the island sea route, is known around the world to be a sacred place for cyclists. The greatest appeal is its beautiful cycling track, acknowledged as one of the most beautiful sites on the Inland Sea from which to cycle and enjoy the passing scenery. From the calm waters and the breaking waves to the peaceful climate, the Inland Sea gives an impression of tranquility and unspoiled nature unlike any other. Sailing in between the various islands, large and small, your coastline cruise journey will be truly unforgettable. Another central attraction is the man-made object, backed by the crystal waters that line the main islands, which can be reached by crossing the bridge. It is exceptional in appearance, and shaped to resemble a swan swooping down upon the Inland Sea.

Cycling starts from 'Ikuchishima Island'. 'Ikuchishima Island'  is where a famous Japanese artist was born and raised, and is famed for showcasing the artist’s work outside to complement the beautiful scenery. The biggest highlight is the 800m stretch of pure-white sand along the water edge, as well as the fantastic film festival held every summer. Further on, this plan will take you to island’s peak by car, where you can descend to an island of your choice. Should you stop en route to view the surrounding scenery, you can rest assured that your need can be fulfilled safely. On your return, immerse yourself in the golden white sands and calm waters that line the main islands, backed by the sensational sunset aflame in the sky, to make your land excursions that much more memorable.

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Make a journey to the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido : Rabbit Island, Cycling Tour

Make a journey to the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido : Rabbit Island, Cycling Tour - Onomichi, Japan

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Onomichi, Japan

From USD
$176.65

Let’s explore the heart of the island and admire the passing scenery by bicycle. Take in the salty sea breeze as you cycle along the golden coastline ... More info ›

Let’s explore the heart of the island and admire the passing scenery by bicycle. Take in the salty sea breeze as you cycle along the golden coastline. This plan will take you across the stunning coastline to the heart of Rabbit Island by ferry where you will resume cycling around the city grounds. Here you will find over 700 rabbits that inhabit the central parts of the island, and await your visit. With guided sightseeing, visitors can simple carry around animal feed while walking to attract these adorable rabbits, offering a rewarding, heart-warming experience for visitors.

【HIGHLIGHTS】

  • Cycle along the beautiful sea route
  • Observe the lush, sapphire-blue sea from the bridge
  • Rabbit Island: encounter over 700 adorable rabbits
  • Explore the central parts of the traffic-light-free island safely by bicycle

【SCHEDULE】
Meet at Onomichi Station→transportation to Setoda Port→rent a bicycle→cycling along Shimanami Kaido→board a ferry→cycling in Okunoshima Island→board a ferry→cycling for the end→transport to Onomichi Station→return a bicycle→end of the tour (cycling distance 20 km)

【DETAILS】
Let’s cycle across the Shimamani Kaido, the sea route connecting the surrounding islands with the beautiful bridges. This is a rare route that allows visitors to cross the sea by bicycle, making it a popular cycling route for many cyclists around the world. The greatest appeal is the bridge that rewards visitors with terrific views of the sapphire-blue sea and lush island range. 


A river cruise will take you and your bicycle from the coastlands to the central part of Rabbit Island by ferry. Here you will encounter over 700 wild rabbits that inhabit the heart of the island. With guided sightseeing, simply carrying around animal feed while walking will attract these rabbits to trail behind you and quickly form a circle around your feet. Stroking these rabbits on the island is known to soothe and lighten your heart. You can also learn about the excessive remains from the war and poisonous gas factory located in the center of the island. 

Meanwhile on your return to the ferry, you can bid farewell to the rabbits, and cross the sea towards the goal. From here, you can enjoy the spectacular view across the sea range while making a round trip around the pure-white bridge. It is extraordinary in appearance and unlike any other scenery you can experience while cycling, making your island excursions that much more memorable. Your island cruise journey and the gentle sea breeze felt from the above bridge will provide all comforts and offset your tiredness from cycling. 

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Sea kayaking tour with lunch! A one-day adventure by sea kayak

Sea kayaking tour with lunch! A one-day adventure by sea kayak - Onomichi, Japan

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Onomichi, Japan

From USD
$157.46

Sea kayak experience. Go around the various islands of Shimanami Kaido by sea.

Let's experience sea kayaking at sea with typical warm climate islands in the Seto Inland sea ... More info ›

Sea kayak experience. Go around the various islands of Shimanami Kaido by sea.

Let's experience sea kayaking at sea with typical warm climate islands in the Seto Inland sea. Every island has its own recommended spots and you're able to choose your favorite one.

【HIGHLIGHTS】

  • A custom-made tour where you can choose your favorite island from all the islands in the Shimanami area. 
  • Pictures will also be taken of you and at the end you will receive a CD with your pictures on it. 

【SCHEDULE】

Meeting→Sea kayak→Lunch→Sea kayak→End

【DETAILS】

Won't you enjoy a superb view of the sea where different islands pop up in the peaceful Seto Inland Sea?

According to your wishes you can go to various islands.

◆【Mukaishima・Innoshima direction】

You can go around many beautiful studded islands.  In this area full of charm, pass the Innoshimabashi bridge, get on land of 'Phantom Island'  and go to places overflowing with history such as Innoshima Suigun Castle and Jizobana 

【Ikuchishima direction】

Here you can find the uninhabited island Hyotanjima and its very popular as a part of a one-day sea kayak course. There are also sightseeing spots such as the Kousanji temple and the museum of the Japanese-style painter Ikuo Hirayama which you can not only enjoy by sea kayak but also as a sightseeing site on land. 

【Omishima direction】

Omishima is a popular island surrounded by other islands which you can enjoy as the basis of the sea kayak tour by taking the time. You can find the best cable stayed bridge in the world 'Tatara bridge',  Hanaguri Seto where a tidal current is flowing、the nearby Hyotanjima and Yokoshima islands and Nojima Murakami Suigun Castle is also here. On the island 70% of all of Japan's national treasures are stored and there is also the Oyamazumi shrine which is said to be the guardian deity of the sea.  

【Hakatajima direction】

When talking about Hakatajima, the sea fortress Nojima Murakami Suigun Castle is famous.  Watching 'Funaori Seto'  with a tidal current over 10 knots (nautical mile per hour) from above results in a full impact. During neap tide, it's possible to get close to the castle led by the guide. 'Hakata shio ramen', which you can taste in the guesthouse on the island, is recommended

 For each island visited you have to pay for transportation expenses half-way, so please choose your favorite island from the options. You can go by car.  Go back by sea kayak and then the experience comes to an end.

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Onomichi Noh Theater Experience plus Tomonoura Sightseeing Tour

Onomichi Noh Theater Experience plus Tomonoura Sightseeing Tour - Onomichi, Japan

Duration: 6 hours
Location: Onomichi, Japan

From USD
$109.35

Enjoy a guided tour of Onomichi and Tomonoura, accompanied by our English speaking guide who will double as your driver. As the tour begins, you will take a ride on the ropeway up to the top of Mt ... More info ›

Enjoy a guided tour of Onomichi and Tomonoura, accompanied by our English speaking guide who will double as your driver. As the tour begins, you will take a ride on the ropeway up to the top of Mt. Senkoji where you will enjoy a panoramic view of Onomichi. On the way down you will encounter literature carved into stone and visit a Buddhist temple where you will be invited to experience Japanese religious customs. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to enjoy various Japanese dishes at a popular local restaurant. Then, you will visit a Noh theater and be instructed in Noh acting and treated to a short performance. Then, your guide will drive you to Tomonoura, a scenic town featured in a variety of famous films. English, Korean, and Chinese Electronic Audio Guides and maps of Tomonoura's notable locations will be provided as needed and you will have 1 hour to explore as you please. Finally your guide will transport you back to the station, concluding the tour. Tour duration: ~6 hrs.

  • Meet with the English-speaking guide/driver at the ticket gates in Shin-Onomichi Station and head to the Senkoji-Yama Ropeway via taxi.
  • Board the ropeway with the guide and walk to the observation deck at the summit of the mountain where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the entirety of Onomichi.
  • Stroll down from the top of the mountain to Senkoji Temple at the base of the mountain with the guide.
  • On the descent, you will come across many beautiful sights, including articles of “Bungaku no Komichi”, a series of 25 literary works carved into the naturally-occurring boulders along the path.
  • Although there is a fee of ¥100 for the fortune-telling at the temple, a small golden figurine of the Seven Lucky Gods is included.
  • Near the main hall of the temple you can experience traditional Japanese religious customs by moving the rope of the large “108 Afflictions” Buddhist prayer beads.
  • The location for lunch is a restaurant frequented by Japanese locals where you will be treated to an array of traditional Japanese dishes.
  • If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you book our tour.
  • After lunch, only a two-minute walk will take you to the Nogaku theatre.
  • “Nogaku” (or “Noh”), a traditional Japanese style of theatre passed down through the ages, is considered the oldest form of theatre still widely practiced today and was designated by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008.
  • Within the theatre, a Noh actress will explain in an easily understood manner the worldview of Noh theatre and such elements as the construction of the stage, an integral facet of Noh performance.
  • You will be instructed in and invited to try elements of Noh performance such as the peculiar manner of projecting your voice and the principles that determine which movements can be considered beautiful in Noh.
  • The English speaking guide will be present during this part of the tour to provide assistance.
  • Finally, you will be treated to a roughly five minute performance, the highlight of Noh theatre.
  • The duration of stay at the Noh theatre will be 30 minutes.
  • After, you will head to Tomonoura via taxi.
  • You will then have freedom to explore for approx. 1 hour.
  • Upon arrival, you will be given an electronic Audio Guide and map.
  • The electronic Audio Guide offers English, Chinese and Korean language options and can guide you to notable locations in Tomonoura.
  • Tomonoura was featured in various films, serving as the filming location for “The Wolverine” starring Hugh Jackman, as well inspiring the setting in the popular Studio Ghibli film “Ponyo on the Cliff”.
  • After around 1 hour of exploration, you will reconvene with the guide, who will provide transport back to Shin-Onomichi Station, thus concluding the tour.

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