Japan is not short of beautiful cycling routes. The first one that caught my eye was the Shimanami Kaido in western Japan because of its unobstructed view of the Seto Inland Sea. There are lots of yummy local food along the way, and it's a cycling course easy enough even for casual cyclists like myself. If you prefer taking it slow, or if you’re someone who cycles only occasionally, staying a night on one of the islands along the Shimanami Kaido route could be an option to consider.
ONOMICHI U2, located at the Onomichi end of the route, is a facility that houses a hotel, restaurant, cafe, bakery, lifestyle shop and bicycle store all in one place. Refurbished from what was previously a warehouse, the facility aims to contribute to the vibrancy of the city and to become a place for people in Onomichi to gather, relax and enjoy themselves — locals and travellers alike. Read on to know what awaits when you visit ONOMICHI U2.