Let’s go to ONOMICHI U2, a multiple facility specialized on “bicycles” and “design.”
Onomichi City of Hiroshima is a popular spot among Japanese as well, as a place where there are steep slopes and houses with a remnant of the good old days. Their picturesque ocean and townscape have often appeared in movies and literature. Recently, the city was chosen by America’s CNN TV as one of “7 best bike routes in the world,” and has been garnering popularity among travelers from abroad. Now let us introduce you to the hot spot of Onomichi, ONOMICHI U2.
A fascinating hotel, winning the hearts of cyclists
Onomichi is the starting point of Shimanami Kaido Expressway on the Honshu side. ONOMICHI U2 is a multi-complex facility located about 5 minutes walk from JR Onomichi Station, where you can have the view of boats come and go on the Onomichisuido of Seto Inland Sea all to yourself.
The building was a marine warehouse originally built in 1943, and has been stylishly remodeled using local materials. Within ONOMICHI U2, HOTEL CYCLE allows you to check in with your bicycle at your side. There is a bike hanger in the rooms, so you can sleep in the same room as your favorite bicycle.
Shop around with your favourite bicycle at your side, or just by yourself
In order to enjoy a pleasant ride, you can borrow tools at the front desk and do your maintenance at a space set up especially for that purpose. You can also go to GIANT STORE Onomichi, which is established right by ONOMICHI U2, and rent just the right size bike for yourself. Also, if you are a guest staying at the hotel, you can go on a short cruise in the Seto Inland Sea, so check it out! You’ll enjoy cruising around Okunoshima, a.k.a. “Rabbit Island,” a somewhat different view from what you will see on the bike roads.
All the great food and souvenirs of the Onomichi area gather here
Aside from a hotel and bicycle shop, ONOMICHI U2 is a multi-complex facility that has a restaurant, bar, café, bakery, and more that abundantly use local ingredients. It is like a base camp where you can take your time and relax. In the variety shop, you’ll find ONOMICHI U2’s original T-shirts and messenger bags and backpacks made from Onomichi Hanpu Canvas and Bingo Denim. They are highly recommended for use when you go cycling on the Shimanami Kaido, or to buy as a souvenir.
●5-11, Nishi-Gosho-cho, Onomichi-shi Hiroshima Prefecture
Check in：15:00 / Check out 11:00
●All shops open year-round
●Standard Twin room (2 people sharing 1 room) starting from 18,200 yen.
*The above information was last updated June 19, 2017. For further information, please contact the facilities directly.