Getting there & away
Onomichi is at the Honshū end of the island-hopping Shimanami-kaidō bridge system to Shikoku. As such it’s a gateway to Inno-shima, Ikuchi-jima and Ōmi-shima. The islands can be reached by bus or ferry from Onomichi. The tourist information office has a Shimanami Kaido Guide Map in Japanese and a multilingual I Love Onomichi brochure.
The Shin-Onomichi shinkansen station is 3km north of the JR San-yō line station. Buses connect the two stations, but it’s easier to reach Onomichi on the JR San-yō line and change to the shinkansen line either at Fukuyama or Mihara.