From Onomichi to Hiroshima

8 days on the west of the sea of Seto

By arnaud In Itineraries

Itinerary of the 8-day cruise in the Western Sea of Seto

Departure from Onomichi:

  • Saturday, September 10th 2016 – Special offer : 20% off for this departure
  • Saturday, October 8th 2016

Departure from Hiroshima (reverse cruise):

  • Saturday, September 17th 2016
  • Saturday, October 15th 2016

Day 1



Onomichi – Tomono-ura – Tashima,fisharina

  • Welcoming and boarding at noon in Onomichi SeaStation. Presentation of the boat and its crew
  • Lunch on the boat, cruise to Tomono-ura (about 2 hours)
  • Promenade on Tomono-ura
  • Cruise in the late afternoon to Tashima (about 30 min)
  • Arrival at Tashima at the end of the day and mooring
  • Visit of Tashima, Crescent Beach

Day 2




Tomono-ura Tomono-ura



Tashima – Yugeshima – Hakatajima – Ôshima

  • Breakfast, set sail to Yugeshima (about 2 hours)
  • Visit of Yugeshima
  • Possibility of shopping in a supermarket
  • Cruise to Hakatajima (about 1 hours)
  • Meals in Hakatajima-Sushi-Lunch at sushi restaurant on the top of mountain
  • Cruise to Ôshima (about 15 min)
  • Approach of the whirlpool by speed boat (tidal watching ride)
  • Visit Murakami Suigun museum – optional
  • Mooring at Ôshima


Day 3


© photos “KAZI Magazine”

© photos “KAZI Magazine”


Ôshima –Ikuchijima – Ôkunoshima – Ômishima

  • Breakfast, Cruise to Ikuchijima (about 1.5 hours)
  • Promenade on land , Free visit Buddhist temple, Kojoji temple and Kosanji temple, arts museum on foot.
  • After lunch, cruise to Ôkunoshima (about 1 hour)
  • Free time or visit of the island of Ôkunoshima
  • Trekking course available
  • Arrival at Ômishima at the end of the day and mooring

Day 4

© photos "KAZI Magazine"

© photos “KAZI Magazine”

Le temple Choseizan Kosanji

The Choseizan Kosanji temple

© photos "KAZI Magazine"

© photos “KAZI Magazine”

Ômishima – Ôsakikamishima

  • Breakfast. Free morning
  • Possibility of shopping in a supermarket
  • Visit of the Ôyamazumi-jinja (a shinto sanctuary located on Ômishima island)
  • Visit of the Hômotsuden (museum of “samurai” armors)
  • After lunch, cruise to Ôsakikamishima
  • View on the island of Chigirijima (island filled with factories) further
  • Mooring at Ôsakikamishima
  • Swimming, trekking to Kannomine mountain., cycling ,Kayaking tour ,visit of old traditional houses

Le temple Choseizan Kosanji

Day 5


Shôtôen in Shimokamagarijima

photos "KAZI Magazine"

photos “KAZI Magazine”



Ôsakikamijima – Ôsakishimojima– Shimokamagarijima – Kurahashijima

  • Breakfast, cruise to Ôsakishimojima (about 1.5 hours).
  • Anchoring in Mitarai and disembarking, free time or promenade of Mitarai old town
  • After lunch, cruise to Shimokamagarijima (about 1.5 hour)
  • Visit of the Shôtôen (Japanese Garden and 4 old houses)
  • Rantôkaku Museum optional
  • Cruise to Kurahashijima (about 1 hour)
  • Visiting the Ondo-no-Seto channel
  • Arrival at Kurahashijima at the end of the day and anchoring.


© photos "KAZI Magazine"

© photos “KAZI Magazine”

Day 6


Mt. KannoMineYama Ôsakishimojima

Mt. KannoMineYama Ôsakishimojima



  • Breakfast , Cruise to south of Karahashijima (about 2 hour)
  • Beachcombing at isolated beautiful beaches
  • Anchoring at calm bay.


Day 7

Yamato Museum Kure

Yamato Museum Kure


Military boats at Kure


Channel Ondo no Seto

Kurahashijima – Miyajima

  • Set sail to Miyajima (about 3 hours)
  • Miyajima. Promenade and free visit in Itsukushima-jinja: Shinto sanctuary registered in the Unesco World Heritage since 1996) with guide, creative workshops to make your own Momiji Manjû (small cookies with a maple leaf) and Shakushi (rice spatulas) .
  • Trekking to the mountain.
  • Docking overnight at Miyajima jetty. Free landing through the night.
Kurahashijima plage de Katsurahama

Kurahashijima beach of Katsurahama

Day 8

Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima

Grand Prince Hôtel Hiroshima

Aki-no-KoFuji (mini-Mt.Fuji à Hiroshima)

Aki-no-KoFuji (mini-Mt.Fuji in Hiroshima)



Miyajima – Hiroshima


Momiji Manjû


Price of the cruise:

8 days & 7 nights on « Cara », a Lagoon 400S2

  • cabin large bed : 1,900  €
  • cabin suite : 2,700  €

* Payment on the spot for all additional activity, for example: optional museum or kayak

Before and after your stay:

We recommend that you stay before and after the Cruise:

  • Hiroshima: Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima starting at 11,000 yen per person for one night with breakfast Included
  • Onomichi: Onomichi Royal Hotel starting at 7,000 yen per person for one night with breakfast included

*Prices before taxes service included

Interactive map of the 8-day Cruise in the western Sea of Seto

Click on the itineraries of the stopovers to get details, or open the map separately

Click on the itineraries of the stopovers to get details, or open the map separately

(Itineraries and excursions may be modified without advanced notice due to unforeseen circumstances of the weather or for technical reasons beyond our control)