The Nishiseto Expressway or Shimanami Kaidō is an expressway in Japan that connects Onomichi, Hiroshima and Imabari, Ehime. The expressway goes through nine different Islands, including Ōshima, Umashima and Innoshima.
My family visited Ehime prefecture a few weeks ago. We had two options to get to our destination, to travel by ship from Oita or to take a 7-8 hour drive through the expressway. We eventually chose the latter, and we enjoyed that trip so much. Crossing 9 different bridges were among the best experiences we’ve had on that trip.Below are the photos of the bridges that connect the Islands.