Shimanami Kaido

"Shimanami Kaido" has become an extremely popular destination for cyclists from around the world in the last two decades. The cycling road is around 70 kilometers long total, starting in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture and spanning 6 islands to Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. The series of bridges makes an approx. 70 kilometer-ride, The cycling on the bridges over Seto Inland Sea under the blue sky will make your journey memorable.


Located on the centre of Iwagi-jima, Mt. Sekizen is known as "Iwagi-Fuji". The observatory at the top of the mountain provides a magnificent 360° panoramic view. You can look out over the islands of the Seto Inland Sea with the Chugoku and Shikoku Mountains in the distance. This is also a popular scenic place for cherry blossoms in spring. The mountain in pink is utterly impressive, with approximately 3,000 cherry blossom trees lining the roads and trails, known as "the celestial robes of an angel".

Towel Museum

This is the world's first towel museum dedicated to the art of towel manufacturing. The unique museum has much to offer including dispays of intricate traditional towels, works of art made from towels, an lexhibition on the towel-making process, and there is even a garden area rich with seasonal beauty. The museum café offers pleasant lunches or afternoon teas and an enticing range of original goods and local products are available in the museum shops.

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