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Cycling in the Beautiful Shimanami Kaido - 5 Hours Course

2018.10.02

Introduction

With this tour you will be able to experience Japan's Most Beautiful Cycling road, the Shimanami Kaido Cycling road.
If you enjoy the nature and beauty then this tour will be perfect for you.
The Shimanami Kaido is a 60 kilometer long toll road that connects the main land of Japan and the Shikoku Isand. On this road there are 6 island in the Seto Inland Sea. With this 5 hour course you will be going to 3 of the 6 islands and along the way see the beauty and attractions as well.

There will be an english speaking guide who will help you get your bicycle ready for your trip so there will be no stress on your part.

First you will be meeting your guide at the Onomichi Station, where you will ride the ferry to the first island of your trip, the Ikuchijima Island, Setoda Port.
Once you land you will go and pick up your bicycle for this trip at the Setodacho Tourist Information Center, where you will be briefed of today's tour and make adjustments for your bicycle.

After everything is ready, you will depart to your adventure of the Shimanami Kaido. Your first stop will be the Setoda Lemon Valley. These lemon are known to be famous in all of Japan, started production during 1927 it is now the number one production of lemon of all Japan.

After the lemon scenery you will make your way to the Tataraoohashi Bridge. This Bridge holds a secret, where here you will be able to do the Nakiryuu, "Crying Dragon" Experience. Similar to phenomenon in Nikko Toshogu Shrine, where there is a room with a Dragon's painting on the ceiling, you can stand in the middle and clap and the echo of the room sounds like a Dragon crying. This phenomenon is also seen here as well, where when you clap the sound of the noise seems to go upwards to the sky.

Afterwards you will cross the Tataraoohashi bridge and enter the Oomishima Island. You will cycle to the Tatara Shimanami Park where you will have your lunch break here. Here you will be able to see the Tataraoohashi Bridge that you crossed, best time to take pictures here as well.

Once you recharged yourself you will be heading to the last island on your trip, the Hakatajima Island. But before that you will be crossing another bridge the Oomishima Bridge.
Once you cross the bridge you will go to the Marine Oasis Hakata, where you will return the bicycle and ride the ferry back to Onomichi Station. Enjoy this ferry ride back and look out to the beautiful water and think back at the experience you had today.

Price per person:
2 persons: 20,000 yen
3 persons: 18,700 yen
4 persons: 17,400 yen
5 persons: 16,000 yen

Tour Detail

Tour Style

-There will be an English Speak Guide
-Cycling tour
-This will be a Private program

Group Size

Min. 2
Max. 5 if more please enquire us

Duration

Start Time 8:50AM
Approximately 5 hours 30min

Destination

Onomichi Station South side

Tour Itinerary

Itinerary
9:00AM Meet with you Guide at Onomichi Station South Side
9:25AM Onomichi Port - 10:04AM Setoda Port
10:30AM Explanation of tour and Bicycle adjustment
Lemon Valley
11:00AM Tataraoohashi (Nakiryu - Crying Dragon Experience)
11:30AM - 12:30PM Lunch break at Tataraoohashi Shimanami Park
1:00PM Oomishimabashi Bridge
1:30PM - 2:00PM Return bicycle at Marine Oasis Hakata
2:23PM - 3:21PM Ride ferry from Hakata back to Onomichi Station

What's Included

-Bicycle (Not E.bike)
-English speaking guide
-Transportation fee during the trip (Such as ferry)
-Insurance

What's not Included

-Hotel Pick up and Drop off
-Lunch
-Food and Drinks

Tour Tips

Booking process
1. Please contact us for availability through ‘BOOK IT’ button below.
2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 1 business day.
3. Payment request will be sent.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.

Payment
- Fees shall be paid through Credit Card. Currently no other payment method is accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Reservations may be cancelled without a charge up to 8 days prior to the program date.
Reservations cancelled less than 7 days before the program date will incur the following charges:
- Between 7 days and 2 day: 40% of the program charge
- 1 day before or no show: 100% of the program charge

Conditions
- Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard of the instructions.