Kurushima Strait Boat Tour & Shimanami Kaido Cycling Tour


See one of Japan's three great tidal currents — the Kurushima Strait rapids —by boat. Cycle over the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge — the world's first series of three consecutive suspension bridges — on the Shimanami Kaido cycling route. Enjoy a seafood BBQ at Oshima.


  • Experience beautiful vistas of Japan's Inland Sea by boat and bicycle Sail to the Kurushima rapids, one of Japan's three fastest tidal currents
  • Relish a savory seafood BBQ and dress up like a Japanese pirate on Oshima Island
  • Enjoy convenient Imabari Station pick-up and drop-off via a chartered taxi service
  • Cycle over the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge on Shimanami Kaido cycling route

Key Information

Important Information

• We generally require 2 adult participants for us to accept your booking; however, solo guests may book by paying the 2-person price • You must return the rental bicycle to the same place you rented it • Please choose a rainy day cycling experience substitute when booking this tour: 1. Shore fishing experience 2. Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge pillar observation deck walk 3. Learn how to filet octopus or seasonal fish at Ikiikikan


The Shimanami Kaido cycling route spans some 70 kilometers over multiple islands dotting the Seto Inland Sea connecting Ehime and Hiroshima prefectures. The first section of this route connects Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture, and the Oshima Island via the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, the world's first series of three consecutive suspension bridges. This tour is particularly suited to travelers with limited time who wish to experience the beauty of the Seto Inland Sea without cycling the entire 70-kilometer route. On this tour, you will board a sightseeing boat and sail to spot located just under the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge for an up-close view of one of Japan's three great tidal currents—the Kurushima Strait rapids. The speed and direction of the rapids change throughout the day, however, generally speaking, you can enjoy the rapids throughout the year. Sailing aboard a sightseeing boat, you will be able to get very close to see the rapids. Moreover, the boat will also provide impressive views of the Imabari Shipyard, Japan's largest shipbuilder in terms of production capacity. After visiting the rapids, you will return to shore to rent a bicycle and cycle several kilometers on the Shimanami Kaido cycling route to Oshima Island. On Oshima Island, you will enjoy a delicious seafood BBQ.

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