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Lets go look at Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge first

First to the Itoyama Park Observatory which can overlook the Kurushima Bridge

Depart from Sunrise - Itoyama, first to the Itoyama Park Observatory which can overlook the Kurushima Bridge

It is a course of about 1 km one way.

The climbing hill from Sunrise - Itoyama to Itoyama Park is not so steep climb, it can arrive in about 10 minutes.

PHOTO: Oct 18th, around 15:00

You can overlook the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge from the observation deck.

PHOTO: Oct 18th, around 15:00

It is a 360-degree panoramic view.
It is Ohmishima Island where there is Ohyamazumi Shrine in Japan total compassion.
It takes about 70 km to go from Sunrise-Itoyama to Ohmishima Island, which is a bit hard for beginners, but it is about 30 km round trip to Hikatajima one before, which is a recommended course for beginners.

Beginners think that it is good to experience 'Kurushima Kaikyo Ohashi Bridge' first

For Shimanami-Kaido cycling beginners, I think that it is recommended to first experience the scenery from Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge.

The length of the bridge is the longest.

From Honshu-Shikoku Highway site
Kurushima Strait 1st Ohashi Bridge: suspension bridge (bridge length 960 m, center span length 600 m) Kurushima Strait 2nd Bridge: Suspension Bridge (Bridge length 1,515 m, Central span length 1,020 m) Kurushima Strait Third Bridge: Suspension bridge (bridge length 1,570 m, central span length 1,030 m)

The Kurushima Kaikyo Ohashi consists of three bridges. It is about 4 km from 4,050 m in total.

The Taiso Bridge connecting the second place Ikuchijima-Island and Ohmishima Island is 1,480 m, so the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge has a long bridge length overwhelmingly.


In other words, it means that you can enjoy the scenery and wind seen from the top of the bridge all the while.

You seem to hear the voice saying "Do not get tired of having the same bridge forever"
I think that it is never such a thing.

The Kurushima Strait Bridge is made up of the total of three bridges connecting small islands, so the landscape from the bridge changes each time.

Even in going and returning, the landscape is completely different. I do not think that I get bored at all. Sometimes occasionally I would like to stop the bicycle on the bridge and enjoy the surrounding scenery. I think that I can for sure forget the daily disgust.

Be careful when crossing the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge

There is one thing to notice when crossing the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge. that is

"From the Oshima Island Imabari's way home all the way up".

The place where I crossed the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge is Oshima
After returning home after cycling in Oshima
It's gentle uphill.

After enjoying cycling all day
I answer surprisingly on my way home.

It is beautiful to see the setting sun on the way home, but please be careful as it is always uphill.

As I turn backwards, it is said that from Imabari to Oshima direction all the way down. Therefore &deco(b,magenta,,16) {'Going is good but returning is bad'}; (Japanese saying "Iki-ha-yoiyoi-kaeri-ha-kowai")

In the evening, thinking "Let's go home" and get on the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge from the Oshima side, there may be people who are stunned by the gradual climb that continues for the time being. So, it is recommended for beginners to set time for returning to the time with a margin on the way home.

Depending on the season, if it is autumn, I think that it is better to leave Oshima and go home on the way home for beginners in the afternoon.

It finally crosses the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge.

If you enjoy the panoramic view from Itoyama Park, go down the Itoyama Park and go down to the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge to the approach road.


A little down the observation deck, there is an arrow to the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, so we will enter the approach road from there.

I often see people saying "The approach road to the bridge is hard," but for beginners it may be somewhat tight.

However, since it is a loop-like uphill, the scenery changes rapidly, I think that I do not feel so tight.

If you climb the approach road for about 5 minutes, you can see the majestic appearance of the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge in front.



By the way, the crown on the head of Mr. Imabari's loose character "Bari"
Using this Kurushima Kai Bridge as a motif
It seems to have been designed.

From the Kurushima Kaikyo Ohashi you can see various facial expressions of the sea.

Flow of fast Kurushima Straits, even from the bridge
You can see how sea is flowing.

The sea flew like a river.

There is a whirlpool around the island.

The cycling road dotted a small resting place

There are small rest areas in various places in well-maintained cycling road.
There is a guide board for cycling at the resting place, there is a vending machine and it is convenient.

Many of the resting spots are made in places with good views
A break spot just across the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge is
Unfortunately the view was not very good.
Cycling road where you started crossing the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge
It is in good condition.

The resting place is beautiful, but unfortunately it's a place I can not overlook the view.


The setting sun of the Kurushima Strait on the way is a great viewpoint

When entering Shimanami-Kaido from the Shikoku side, I think that it will come back to Sunrise-Itoyama in the evening, but the Kurushima Ohashi Bridge in the evening is a great viewpoint where you can see the sunset.


This picture was taken from the approach road to the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge, the Kurushima Kai Gorge Ohashi side when returning from Hakatajima to the Oimachi Kaikyo Bridge. It is a picture of October 3rd at 3:30 pm. From here it gradually gathers in a madder color of dusk。






Depending on the season, you can see the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge that was lighted up.


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