The Shimanami Kaidō is a chain of islands across the Seto Inland Sea, joined by a series of bridges which carry an expressway and cycle paths.
Onomichi is a fascinating town built largely on a hillside overlooking a saltwater channel that looks like a river.
Kosan-ji is a temple on the island of Ikuchijima. It belongs to the Hongan-ji school of Jodo Shinshu. It houses over two thousand items, including nineteen Important Cultural Properties.
Innoshima Island is an island on the Shimanami Kaido. It has a fine beach and a Suigun castle.