- I was here pedaling: April 29, 2013.
- My rating: 5/5.
For my birthday I’m going to self-gift me these articles about one of the places I have some of my best memories in Japan, being at the same time little known for the majority of foreign tourists, except those fans of the bicycle.
The Shimanami Kaido is the route that connects Onomichi, city between Hiroshima and Okayama, with Imabari, at the northwest end of the island of Shikoku. It is a 60 km long toll road that crosses 6 bridges, some of them spectacular, including the longest suspension bridge in the world. It can be done on foot, but cycling has become a major tourist attraction; is considered one of the most scenic routes in Japan. As the official bicycle route does not go on the motorway in the islands, the total is 70 km in each direction. Personally I loved it, and if I lived in that area it would definitely be one of my usual routes.