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Namikata

瀬戸内の小さな港町、波方

 

 

The entrance of the Shimanami Kaido, the small village Namikata.
The shipping and shipbuilding industry has been prosperous since ancient times in this village.

 

 

"Minato = Ferry Port"  It was the entrance of Shikoku Island

In 1963, the "Chugoku-Shikoku Ferry" connecting Namikata Port and Takehara Port (Hiroshima pref.) started operation. It became one of the extremely popular routes  in 1996, and then the number of vehicles used reaches 220,000. The Namikata Port was exactly the entrance of Shikoku. However after the Shimanami Kaido was built, the situation has changed. In 2009 the route was abolished and only the terminal building was left.

 

波方・中四国フェリー乗り場のかつての様子

 

 

Namikata Ferry Terminal reborn as the base of the Shimanami Kaido Touring

CYCLONOIE's staff renovated this Ferry Port Office as the guesthouse "NAMITO MINATO". It has an adjoining cafe  "Cyclo Cafe", which provides some original drinks, curry and pizza with the local ingredients. We started making the base of the Shimanami Kaido bicycle trip as "Cycle Oasis".

 

波方海の交流センター

 

Several times a year, we hold events such as the fun-races of mini-bikes for children, the guided sea kayaking touring in magnificent Seto Inland Sea and the guided cycling rour to explore local places from here. The NAMITO MINATO is not only the base of the Shimanami Kaido cycling but also the base of outdoor activities and tasting the local atmosphere.

 

ランニングバイクやシーカヤック、ヨガ風景

※The Information of events is here

 

 

The place to connest the Shimanami Kaido and the Hamakaze Kaido

The Namito Minato is located in the place connected the Shimanami Kaido with the Hamakaze Kaido; from Imabari to Dogo Onsen. The Shimanami Kaido is the most famous bikeway in Japan and it  consists of 6 islands and 6 bridges. And the Hamakaze Kaido is also good cycling route aling the coast line to Matsuyama city. You can enjoy cycling more longer.

 

shimanami kaido and Hamakaze kaido

 

Shimanami Kaido CYCLING Trip

 

The beauty of a flaming sunset is indescribable, and the breathtaking twilight gradation...... There are a lot of beautiful sunset locations, the cape Osuminohana, Kamoike Beach and Shimegaura Beach in Namikata Peninsula. And the sunrise is also picturesque. The hazy scenery the boundary between the island and the sea is almost like a Japanese painting.

 

Sunrise and sunset of Shimanami Kaido

 

Please stay our hostel and explore local places not generally known, but very beautiful places.

 

 Map of Namikata Peninsula > 

 

 

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