Hotel Alpha-One Onomichi
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This business hotel was great. My first choice for hotels in this town was full but turned out I was more than happy with this place. Just a 2 minute walk from the station. Very reasonably priced at about 5500yen. Huge, bright lobby, not much English spoken but very friendly front desk staff. They had my bag pre-delivered to my next destinatin/hotel as my plan was to cycle the 77km route: Shimanami Kaido to Imabari, Shikoku the next day. There were other cyclists there at the same time with bikes in bags so this hotel is very used to dealing with cyclists heading out to the Shimanami Kaido. The starting point for this route is 3 min. walk down the hill to the waterfront ferry. Rooms clean. There is a local supermarket about 5 min. walk away where I picked up delicious, cheap take out food for dinner.
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