SHIMAP:Shimanami Kaido Tourist Information


Tourist Spot "View Spot"

Senkoji Park千光寺公園

The mountain located behind the JR Onomichi Station is Mt. Senkoji, which peaks at 139.6 meters above sea level. Covering most of the mountain is Senkoji Park, which spreads out from the top to the side of the mountain.

Visitors can enjoy thousands of cherry blossoms (Senkoji Park is one of Japan's 100 best sites for viewing cherry blossoms) and azaleas in spring, and purple and pink wisteria bloom beautifully in early summer. In fall, the whole park becomes awash with visitors who come admire the flowers at the Onomichi Chrysanthemum Flower Festival.

The park is also the location of the Onomichi City Museum of Art, the Path of Literature and Senkoji Greenland (playground). You can look at the entire area of Onomichi City and the islands of the Seto inland sea from an observatory at the top of the mountain. On a clear, sunny day, you can also get a glimpse of the mountains in Shikoku.

Senkoji Mountain Ropeway Opening Hours
19-1, Nishi Tsuchido-cho, Onomichi-city, Hiroshima
722-0032 JAPAN

Mt. Shiratakisan白滝山

At an elevation of 226.9 meters, the mountain is known for offering the best view of Innoshima. The 360 degree panoramic view from the observation deck on the peak takes in the islands of the Seto Inland Sea and the Innoshima Bridge. About 700 statues of the stone Buddha are crowded into a space near the peak. Visitors can enjoy cherry blossoms in the spring and the colorful leaves in the fall.

Opening Hours
Open all year
Innoshima Shigei-cho, Onomichi-city, Hiroshima
722-2102 JAPAN

Tatara Shimanami Park多々羅しまなみ公園

The roadside Michi No Eki Station provides an excellent view over the Tatara Bridge, the world’s most spectacular suspension bridge.

Available in this tourist station is an information center, restaurant,specialty product center, and bring and buy section for products directly from producers.

There is also an established rental cycle service available for sightseeing the Shimanami Kaido area.

Opening Hours
Open all year 9:00-17:00
9180-2, Inokuchi, Kamiura-cho, Imabari-city, Ehime
794-1402 JAPAN

Hirakiyama Park開山公園

The park is located on the peak of Mt.Hirakiyama, 149m above sea level.

Theobservation desk gives a complete view over the bridges of Hakata・Ohshima Bridge, Omishima Bridge and Tatara Bridge.

In springtime, 1,000 cherry trees flowers in all their glory over this site.

The contrast of the cherry blossoms against a background of islands and sea of Setouchi is majestic and very beautiful.

Opening Hours
Open all year
Hakata-cho, Imabari-city, Ehime
794-2303 JAPAN

Kirosan Observation Park亀老山展望公園

Kurushima Strait and Mt.ishizuchi far away provides you a panoramic view from the deck.

The unusual structure of the observation deck embedded on the peak of the mountain is a feature well worth looking at.

A sunset and when the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge is lit up at night, showing the vista of Imabari City nightscape, are attractions that should not be missed.

Opening Hours
Open all year
Minamiura, Yoshiumi-cho, Imabari-city, Ehime
794-2114 JAPAN

Itoyama Park糸山公園

The establishment offers the perfect view looking over the first three-connected suspension bridges in the world, the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, overall length 4,105m, which links a great number of islands on the beautiful blue sea.

Beauty of the night scene is also very popular.

In the building, a panel exhibition describes the bridge-building technology.

Kurushima Kaikyo Observation Building
Opening Hours
(3/1-11/30) 9:00-18:00
(12/1-2/28) 9:00-17:00
2-5-2, Koura-cho, Imabari-city, Ehime
799-2111 JAPAN

Mt. Sekizen yama積善山

One can enjoy a view round whole islands of the Sekizen yama Mountain(in Iwaki Area). The mountain is also famous of Sanzenbon cherry in spring and as a flight area of paragliders.

Opening Hours
Open all year
Iwagi, Kamijima-cho, Ochi-gun, Ehime
794-2410 JAPAN

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