Located on the southern coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, Onomichi is the perfect jumping-off point for those planning to tackle the Shimanami Kaido – probably Japan's most famous cycling route across the islands dotted throughout the inland sea. We highly recommend staying at the U2 Cycle Hotel, which boasts its own bike repair shop and has plenty of advice for cyclists!
Onomichi's main historical role was as a port, but the town also has a strong cultural background, with a large number of small temples dotted around the hills, all joined by a convenient walking route. Onomichi also literary and cinematic links with several popular authors and directors born in the town. Onomichi is also the starting (or ending!) point for the Shimanami Kaido, a 60km cycling route that hops from island to island linking Honshu with Shikoku.
Recommended Accommodation in Onomichi
The following are our favourites from among the western-style hotels and Japanese-style inns of Onomichi.
Cycle Hotel ONOMICHI U2
Experiences in Onomichi
Onomichi offers a wealth of exciting experiences that will help you get beneath the surface of Japan's fascinating culture. See below for a few of our favourites
Weather in Onomichi
The Climate Guide for Onomichi, Japan is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine.
|Max Daytime Temperature (°C)||9||10||13||18||22||25||29||30||27||22||17||12|
|Min Night-time Temperature (°C)||2||2||4||10||14||18||22||23||20||14||9||4|
|Hours of Sunshine (Daily)||4||5||5||6||7||5||6||7||5||5||5||4|
|Hours of Daylight (Daily)||10||11||12||13||14||14||14||13||12||11||10||10|
|Heat and Humidity Discomfort||None||None||None||None||None||Low||High||High||Moderate||None||None||None|
|Days with some Rainfall||15||15||16||15||14||17||18||17||16||13||12||13|
|Monthly Rainfall (mm)||54||61||89||123||205||307||273||252||281||147||79||49|
|UV Index (Maximum)||3||4||6||8||9||10||11||10||8||6||4||3|
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