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The city of Onomichi has been prospering as a seaport town since ancient times. Close lying mountains approach the coastline of Onomichi waterway that runs calmly from east to west in the appearance of a cannel. The streets and mountain sides in this slender hillside town are lined with houses and venerable temples which make for truly beautiful scenery in this town which is famous for its slopes.
Historical and traditional temples are prevalent in Onomichi since this town escaped damage from the war. Onomichi is so called a town of cultural heritages. The many temples and shrines found throughout the city remain in the olden Japanese style and are main tourist spots for many visitors. Visitors are always warmly welcomed when they come to these sacred grounds.
The Shimanami Sea Route which is about 70km long and connects six islands along the way from Onomichi to Imabari city in Ehime Prefecture on Shikoku Island is a renowned attraction and also offers one of the best cycling roads in Japan. Cyclists from Japan and the world over come to enjoy cycling here.
Since the rent a cycle system is well organized, you can enjoy cycling by choosing your bicycle and the course depending on your schedule and condition. Why don't you enjoy cycling while bathing in the salt breeze from the ocean?
For a bicycle rental reservation, English assistance is available in Tourist Information Center at Onomichi Sta. Please call 0848-20-0005.
There are a variety of seasonal festivals and events held throughout the year. These festivals and events correspond to the long history and traditions of Onomichi which is of great interest. In many of these, the residents of Onomichi directly join in, and you can also find local forms of entertainment presented in others. They are held in each of the seasons and showcase many unique customs and presentations for all to enjoy themselves.
The vivid lifestyles and expressions of people in Onomichi leave visitors with many good impressions. Exciting events are held at each location of the Shimanami Sea Route that connects Mitsugi - Onomichi - Innoshima - Setoda.
Onomichi has long flourished as a fishing harbor and is famous for its appetizing dishes made from fresh fish. Why don't you try some of the delicious local fish dishes in Onomichi which are a delicacy that cannot be found elsewhere in the world?
Onomichi is also famous for "ramen". Although ramen is a typical Japanese food, in fact tourists from all over Japan come to this traditional ramen town to experience the special taste of "Onomichi Ramen". You will surely want to try this.