Stunning Island Range Cycling Tour: Rabbit Island
- Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Onomichi-city, Hiroshima
- Product code: EN-HSM-4025-40252
Explore the heart of rabbit island and admire the passing scenery by bicycle. Take in the salty sea breeze as you cycle along the golden coastline. This plan will take you across the gorgeous coastline to the heart of Rabbit Island by ferry where you will resume cycling around the city grounds. Here you will find over 700 rabbits that inhabit the central parts of the island and await your visit. With guided sightseeing, visitors can simply carry around animal feed while walking to attract these adorable rabbits, offering a rewarding, heart-warming experience for visitors.
- Cycle along the beautiful sea route.
- Observe the lush, sapphire-blue sea from the bridge.
- Enjoy Rabbit Island as you encounter over 700 adorable rabbits.
- Explore the central parts of the traffic-light-free island safely by bicycle.
Meet at TABITASU→Rent a bicycle→Cycle along the Shimanami Kaido→Board a ferry→Cycle in Okunoshima Island→Board a ferry→Cycle to the end→Return your bicycle→Finish (cycling distance 20 km)
Cycle across the Shimamani Kaido, the sea route connecting the surrounding islands with the beautiful bridges. This is a rare route that allows visitors to cross the sea by bicycle, making it a popular cycling route for many cyclists around the world. The greatest appeal is the bridge that rewards visitors with terrific views of the sapphire-blue sea and lush island range.
A river cruise will take you and your bicycle from the coastlands to the central part of Rabbit Island by ferry. Here you will encounter over 700 wild rabbits that inhabit the heart of the island. With guided sightseeing, simply carrying around animal feed while walking will attract these rabbits to trail behind you and quickly form a circle around your feet. Stroking these rabbits on the island is known to soothe and lighten your heart. You can also learn about the excessive remains from the war and poisonous gas factory located in the center of the island.
Meanwhile, on your return to the ferry, you can bid farewell to the rabbits, and cross the sea towards the goal. From here, you can enjoy the spectacular view across the sea range while making a round trip around the pure-white bridge. It is extraordinary in appearance and unlike any other sceneries, you can experience while cycling, making your island excursions that much more memorable. Your island cruise journey and the gentle sea breeze felt from the above bridge will provide all comforts and offset your exhaustion.
【Things to note】
- Time：6 hours/person (including traveling/lunch)
- Meeting point：TABITASU [MAP]
231-4 Setoda, Setoda-cho, Onomichi-city, Hiroshima prefecture, Japan 722-2411
To Setoda by boat:
Approx. 40 mins from Onomichi Port or
Approx. 35 mins from Mihara Port.
Upon arrival, it is approx a 3 min walk from Setoda Port to the shop.
If using the Shinkansen, Mihara Station is conveniently located next to the port.
- Language support：English
・ bicycle rental
・Food and drink
・Ferry fare（round trip）: 620 yen
・Bike transport charge on the ferry （round trip）: 240 yen
- Participation requirements ：
Height : 140 cm and over / Weight : less than 100 kg (for rental bicycle)
- Other things to note：
Drinking and biking is not allowed as it is against the law in Japan.
Items to bring：Hat, beverage, towel, sunscreen
Dress code: Please refrain from wearing a skirt, high heels or sandals.
7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.