After taking in the metropolitan sights of the Tokyo Bay coastal area, take a journey to Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage Site floating in the sea. Then head to Onomichi, at the crossroads of the Seto Inland Sea. A trip to experience a Japan encompassed by the sea as the gentle ocean breeze blows around you.
Official Tokyo Travel Guide
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John F. Kennedy International Airport
Tokyo Metropolitan Area
Tokyo City Viewmore
Tokyo City View, situated in the heart of Tokyo, features an indoor observation gallery 250 meters above sea level and an outdoor Sky Deck 270 meters above sea level. It commands a view of landmarks such as Tokyo Tower and TOKYO SKYTREE, and on a clear day even Mt. Fuji. The Sky Deck is a special space open to the sky and breeze.
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
Roppongi Station → Ginza Station
About 10 minutes / 170 yen
The Kimono Gallerymore
Tokyo is the center of Japan and Ginza is the center of Tokyo. Because Ginza beautifully fuses Japanese traditional clothing culture with modern shopping districts, one can dress themselves in elegant finery freely and set foot in Ginza, the Imperial Palace, Tokyo Station, Tsukiji, and the Kabuki-za. We will assist you in making a memory of a beautiful and fun day out.
You don't need to bring anything to enjoy the Kimono Experience, our rentals include everything from free fitting to simple hair arrangements and hair ornaments.
Men and women can both participate and single travelers are also welcome.
Our staff speak English and Chinese. Foreign guests are very welcome.
SKY BUS TOKYO（Odaiba Night Course）more
On the Odaiba Night Course, the two-story open-deck SKYBUS TOKYO takes passengers to see the Tokyo Tower lit up against the night sky and also goes directly beneath the Rainbow Bridge. Since the SKYBUS TOKYO also takes highways along the way, passengers can feel like they are on a theme park attraction.
The SKYBUS TOKYO stops at Aqua City in Odaiba and allows passengers one hour of free time to get something to eat or take a commemorative photo with the Statue of Liberty and Rainbow Bridge in the background.
This two-hour tour is the perfect way to enjoy many of Tokyo's night spots in a short amount of time.
Palace Hotel Tokyo
The airport serves as an air gateway for Tokyo. The passenger terminal is filled with various commercial facilities, and visitors can command a panoramic view of Tokyo Bay from the rooftop observation deck, so that every one, even those who are not flying, can enjoy the terminal.
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Hiroshima Airport is located 15 minutes away by bus from its nearest station--JR Shiraichi Station. It takes approximately 50 minutes from Shiraishi Station to Hiroshima Station, and 1 hour 20 minutes to Miyajimaguchi Station, which is the entrance to Miyajima, a world renowned site for the floating torii gate in the ocean. There are direct limousine bus services that connect Hiroshima Airport to downtown Hiroshima, including Hiroshima Station and Hiroshima Bus Center. Also, a direct bus runs between the airport and Onomichi Station, providing access to Seto Inland Sea.
Hiroshima Airport Limousine Bus
Hiroshima Airport → Hiroshima Bus Center
About 51 minutes / 1,340 yen
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park more
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a large park established in the heart of Hiroshima near the center of the atomic bomb blast in hopes of sustained world peace. The park includes a number of points of interest such as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum which documents Hiroshima in the time of the bombing, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, or Genbaku Dome, the cenotaph of bomb victims, the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims, and International Conference Center Hiroshima. The Hiroshima Peace Bell that is rung in hopes of peace on Earth is designated as one of Japan's top 100 soundscapes by the Ministry of the Environment.
Hiroshima Electric Railway
Genbaku Dome-mae Station-Yokogawa Station
11 minutes / 160 yen
JR Yokogawa Station-JR Miyajimaguchi Station
23 minutes / 320 yen
Miyajimaguchi Port-Miyajima Port
10 minutes / 180 yen
Miyajima (Itsukushima Shrine)more
Miyajima has been regarded as a sacred island since ancient times. In 1996, about 14% of the island became designated as a World Heritage Site, including the palatial style building of Itsukushima Shrine, the sea in front of the shrine where the grand torii gate stands, and old growth forest on Mt. Misen behind it. The highlight on a visit to Miyajima is the Itsukushima Shrine, which appears to float in the ocean but also blends in with the mountain in its backdrop forming an elegant scene. The grand torii gate built offshore is the symbol of Miyajima, which can be accessed on foot during low tide while it is partially submerged in water at high tide. The lighting condition during sunset presents the island in a mystic way backlit behind the grand torii gate, Itsukushima Shrine, and five-storied pagoda, providing a distinctive view from the daytime. The island has native animals including deer, which are regarded and protected as divine messengers.
Kikunoya is a hotel located on Miyajima Island. Guestrooms facing the water provide commanding views of the Seto Inland Sea and the grand torii gate below. Guestrooms facing the mountain are perfect for nature lovers to take in the grandeur of Miyajima. Meals at the hotel feature a seasonal flare, with a focus on freshly caught seafood sourced from fishing ports along the Seto Inland Sea.
After dinner, be sure to take a walk around the island to experience a quieter and calmer side of this popular tourism spot, which is very busy during the daytime. At night, both Itsukushima Shrine and the grand torii gate in the water are illuminated.
(the hotel shuttle has a bus sign on the vehicle)
Miyajima Port → Miyajimaguchi Port
About 10 minutes / 180 yen
JR Miyajimaguchi Station-JR Hiroshima Station
29 minutes / 410 yen
JR Hiroshima Station-JR Mihara Station
26 minutes / 2,290 yen
JR Mihara Station-JR Onomichi Station
13 minutes / 240 yen
Onomichi City is located on the island of Honshu in Southeastern Hiroshima Prefecture. The city also includes the Shimanami Kaido connecting a number of islands in the Seto Inland Sea with Honshu and Shikoku.
The portion of Onomichi City on the island of Honshu features mountains to the north and the Seto Inland Sea to the south connected to the mountains by a gentle slope with views of the sea. The city has a unique topography with many hills. Its nostalgic ambience as a seaport town has seen Onomichi City used as a backdrop for a number of novels and movies.
Additionally, Buddhism flourished in this part of Japan, making it a great location for making the rounds at old temples and learning about Japan’s history and culture. Although it’s a seaport town, Onomichi City is also known as a cat town as well. Visitors are sure to encounter cats just about everywhere they go in the city. There is even the Cat Trail featuring stones with cat engravings, which is known as one of the newer destinations in the city. Onomichi City is a popular destination for bicycle enthusiasts because it is the gateway to the Shimanami Kaido, a road known as a bicycling Mecca.
JR Onomichi Station-U2
5 minutes / 0 yen
Onomichi U2 was opened in March 2014 as an entryway to the Shimanami Kaido, a holy ground for cyclists. Its stylish exterior was renovated from an old storehouse located along the Onomichi Channel, and it is fully equipped with lodging accommodations, a café, a restaurant, and a bar. There is also a shop where visitors can buy products related to the Setouchi area.
This facility supports a pleasant cycling experience with services such as allowing overnight guests to bring their bicycles to their room after check-in, on-site professional bicycle maintenance staff, on-request bicycle shipping to the desired cycling start point, and even pick-up service for the way home.
In addition to cycling, feel free to ask the staff about activities to get your fill of the area and other ways to have fun, such as cruises in the Seto Inland Sea and walks in the hills of Onomichi.
5 minutes / 0 yen
Onomichi Port-Setoda Port
Setoda Port-Setoda-cho Tourist Information Rental Cycle Terminal
10 minutes / 0 yen
Shimanami Kaido Cyclingmore
The Shimanami Kaido Cycling Route spans a total length of about 70km connecting Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture and Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture with six bridges traversing the many islands dotting the area. It was selected by CNN as one of the world’s most incredible bike routes.
Cyclists can enjoy an exhilarating ride above the ocean while gazing out at the ocean and many islands, which has earned the area the nickname of the Aegean Sea of the Orient.
Bicycle rentals are available at shops along the Shimanami Kaido Cycling Route.
Setodacho Tourist Information Rental Cycling Terminal-Setoda Port
10 minutes on foot / 0 yen
Setoda Port-Onomichi Port
39 minutes / 1,050 yen
Onomichi Port-JR Onomichi Station
2 minutes / 0 yen
JR Onomichi Station-JR Shiraichi Station
45 minutes / 760 yen
JR Shiraichi Station-Hiroshima Airport
15 minutes / 390 yen
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