Shimanami Kaido Cycling, cycling through the picturesque scenery~










Cycling sport is very popular all around the world, including as Japan well. In Japan, there are many cycling events are held as well. Here, we would like to introduce “Cycling Shimanami”, one of the largest cycling events in Japan.


Cycling Shimanami (


The event is held at Shimanami Kaido, the famous expressway that connects Japan’s main island of Honshu to the island of Shikoku, passing over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea. The Shimanami Kaido is drawing attention internationally as a “Cyclists’ Sanctuary” for its uniqueness as a cycling sea route, offering cyclists picture-perfect views of the islands dotting the Seto Inland Sea. 8,000 people from domestic and abroad participate in this cycling event. There are ten colorful courses, a long and winding route that runs through Shimanami Kaido, long-ride course that takes you around the small islands over many bridges, a “cruising” course that includes a ferry ride, and a short course for beginners and families. You enjoy beautiful sceneries in all courses. This event is the only cycling event in Japan held on an expressway. Here, you can enjoy a unique cycling experience.







Event Schedule


Upcoming Event: Medium-Scale Tournament in October, 2016

Near the End of August October, 2018







How to Apply


You can apply on the Official Website.

The entry fee is vary from course to course

(2,000 ~ 10,000 yen, about USD $16.2 ~ $81)


***USD prices are based on the rate as of July 14, 2015


Please refer to the Official Website for detail information about application, entry fee, and eligibility.




















Rental bicycle


You can make a reservation of the rental bicycle. (first-come-first-served)

Please apply after confirming the contents. Rental bicycle is only for Shimanami Kaidou Rapport Course (F ~ I)


Type of bicycle: Granny Bike

Rental fee: JPY 2,000 (about USD $16.2)

Application period: May ~ August

How to apply: from website (We will contact you after we know.)


Other types of bicycle (road bike, cross bike) can be rented from rental bicycle shops.


***USD prices are based on the rate as of July 14, 2015








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