Shimanami Kaido - which direction?

okyeron

Cruising
Apr 9, 2015
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#1
I'm planning my trip to ride the Shimanami Kaido in a few weeks (around May 26th) and I was wondering about the headwinds.

How are the winds on the Shimanami Kaido?

Is one direction better than the other this time of year? Onomichi->Imbari or Imbari->Onomichi?

From some reading here and there, I am under the impression it should be less windy going from Imbari to Onomichi.

Thoughts?

Bonus Question (closer to Tokyo) - How are the winds (which direction) along the coast between Kamakura/Enoshima and Odowara?
 

stanc

Maximum Pace
Sep 4, 2011
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Brighton
#5
it should be less windy going from Imabari to Onomichi.
I concur with Mike. Every time I have been in Onomichi the wind has been coming from the sea. When I rode the Shimanami Kaido I came from Imabari & remember feeling really sorry for all those plowing into the wind the other way.