#263 Shimanami Kaido

This is one long bridge.


60km linking Onomichi, in Hiroshima Prefecture, with Imabari, in Ehime Prefecture.

It’s commonly known as the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway.


It has cycling only paths and you get to enjoy the six small islands that are connected by the bridge.


The cycling route was only opened in 1999 so it’s new, safe and well run.

You can rent a bike and drop it off at any of the 12 drop off points on the way.

You can also go by car but it’s less fun and costs 5000 yen for the toll.

If you fancy one of the best cycling trips in Japan, check out Japan guide for more details.


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