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Cycle the Shimanami Kaido on a fun and simple route (Onomichi)

by Peter
(4) Reviews
4h $ 182


  • Rent bicycles and cycle the nearby island (Can extend our tour out to further islands)
  • Stop at tiny shops along the water to buy bread or sweets (optional)
  • Cycle up a hill to a chocolate factory (optional)
  • Go into an old soda factory
  • Stop for photos of the great view, beautiful water, and gorgeous bridges
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182.00 USD

People People
1 ~ 8 people 182.00 USD
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Go out to further islands (Per Hour).
$ 31.85


The Shimanami Kaido attracts many cyclists and tourists. The great island scenery and peaceful vistas make it an easy recommendation to any traveler to Japan. I guide you on a short or long experience of the islands plus stops at special places along the way such as an old soda factory, a specialty chocolatier, shops and bakeries along the water and plenty of photo spots too!

What to Expect

It's a cycling and island experience so I can adjust the amount of stops and intensity of the ride to your party.

4.0 (4) Reviews
Very Good

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Peter Local Guide
(4) Reviews
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  • Rent bicycles and cycle the nearby island (Can extend our tour out to further islands)
  • Stop at tiny shops along the water to buy bread or sweets (optional)
  • Cycle up a hill to a chocolate factory (optional)
  • Go into an old soda factory
  • Stop for photos of the great view, beautiful water, and gorgeous bridges


I'm based in Onomichi, Hiroshima so I can guide you in Hiroshima and Miyajima if you pay my transportation fee.
I can also guide you in Takamatsu, Kobe, or Kyoto if you pay my transportation fee.

Please be ready to cycle up slight inclines and some hills along the way. Wear comfortable clothes!

IMPORTANT: Travel insurance is not included in the price of the tour. I require that all participants possess adequate travel insurance.

Your personal insurance protection must include cover for medical and repatriation expenses, personal accident and injury, death, loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. During the tour there may be opportunities to participate in activities, outside the advertised itinerary. These activities do not form part of your contracted tour with me and you should ensure that your travel insurance covers your participation in these activities. Finally, please check triplelights.com cancel policy before you book! read more

What‘s included
Guide's transportation fee, Guide fee, Guide's Bike
What‘s not included
Your group's bikes (1000 yen per person), lunch (you and guide), Ferry cost (just 100 yen per person)
Depart From
Meeting Point
Onomichi Station
Ending Point
Your Hotel or Onomichi Station
4 hours
Starting time
09:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 8 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Onomichi?

Onomichi is in Hiroshima prefecture. From Hiroshima station, take the bullet train to Mihara and then transfer to a local train. Travel Time should be about 40 minutes.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 4 )
Duane Duane United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Decent not Spectacular ”

Peter was a very congenial young man. He was terrific at getting us from one point to the other without any hitches. We expected to hear more history and get more in-depth information about the sites.

Laura Laura United States ( Couple )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ A day in Hiroshima ”

Peter is a friendly guide and knowledgable about Hiroshima. We planned a full day tour to Miyajima and Hiroshima City while in port on a cruise. In the planning phase, he was very attentive in communicating the details of the itinerary and making sure we were prepared for the cost of entrance fees, food, etc. Peter proved to be very flexible when our ship arrived in port late and we had to contain our sightseeing to the City - he was patient and adjusted his schedule to shift the agreed-upon time to include taking us to an excellent spot for Okonomiyaki for dinner (which was not on the itinerary and ended up being a highlight of the day). Importantly, he helped us make the most of a frustrating change in schedule that was out of everyone's control.

Robyn Robyn Australia ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Guide and advice etc ”

We were very happy to have Peter guide for us on both days, we found him to be very pleasant and helpful, polite efficient and very knowledgeable and we would be happy to have him again, he is an asset to Triplelights and we wish him only well, Robyn & Bill Ridley

Jon Jon United States ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Bicycle tour in Hiroshima ”

Peter was excellent in all of his pre-trip follow up to all of our questions. Very responsive and thorough in his follow up. Our day consisted of a bike ride to the Peace Museum and Dome with a few stops along the way to see various sites and learn more of the culture. Peter is very laid back and responsive. I recommend him highly.

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