Akinada Tobishima Kaido

Spanning five islands, the Akinada Tobishima Kaido is a scenic driving route that’s also incredibly popular with cyclists.

After crossing the Akinada Bridge to the east of Nigata Station in Kure, this picturesque route takes you to Shimo-kamagari, Kami-kamagari, Toyoshima, Osaki-Shimojima and Okamura islands where you can stop and soak up the sights.

There are spectacular views across the sea with every bridge crossing, all of which are free of charge (except the Akinada Bridge, but free for only bicycle).

There are bicycle rentals available on JR Nigata Station if you want to begin there, with the entire route about 30 kilometers in length.