Hotel Cycle, Janpan

Hotel Cycle
Hotel Cycle

Building on the popularity of bike touring in the Onomichi area, roughly 50 miles east of Hiroshima on the Seto Inland Sea, the new 28-room Hotel Cycle offers bike-friendly check-in, bike racks in most guest rooms and an adjacent bicycle service and rental shop.

Room's Hotel Cycle
Room’s Hotel Cycle


The industrial-chic inn is part of Onomichi U2, a former warehouse converted by a local entrepreneur to house the hotel, as well as a seafood restaurant, a bar overlooking the harbor, a cafe with a “cycle-up” takeout window, a bakery, a Giant Bicycle store and a gift shop selling locally made clothing, food products and housewares. The complex overlooks the shipping channel and surrounding islands linked by bridges with bike lanes that comprise the 37-mile Shimanami Kaido cycle path. Rooms from 17,000 yen ($145 at 117 yen to the dollar)