After you check out of your hotel, pick up your car from Nippon rent-a-car office near Hiroshima station and it's time to hit the road, your driving holiday begins here!
First, you will be visiting Imabari, a city known for its beautiful castle and also, its Towel Museum, for which it is locally famous.
Take the Shimanami Kaido Highway from Onomichi, and cross the Seto Inland Sea heading towards the island of Shikoku!
Please stop by some observation points on the way to Imabari to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Seto Inland Sea and the small islands.
After you have finished exploring the Imabari area, head to Matsuyama.
Matsuyama is best known for Dogo Onsen, a magnificent building in the heart of the city that truly looks like something out of a Japanese fairytale, you can see how it inspired a film! You're welcome to pay to enter Dogo Onsen itself, but your hotel has its own hot springs, which we highly recommend you try out.