Traverse to the western side of Japan to the Seto Inland Sea or Seto Naikai. Discover its national park, comprised of 3,000 large and small islands, and take a trip along the Shimanami Kaido Cycling Trail. Ride across to the various islands, famous worldwide for their serenity, and feel the pleasant weather throughout the year. Enjoy a variety of bikes available for rent, such as road bikes, electrically power assisted bicycles, and tandems, or follow a tour group (available in Onomichi and Imabari), where an English speaking guide will introduce you to all the significant locations.
Besides the cycling trail, the area has a reputation for the arts. On the culinary side, feast upon the fresh seafood and fruits that are widely available. In terms of fine arts, the location also hosts several world-class art exhibitions worthy of visiting every year.