A Luxurious Day Out – The etSETOra Train and the SEA SPICA Cruise
Enjoy a memorable round trip from Kure by combining a journey on the lavish etSETOra train with the SEA SPICA cruise ship. You will travel overland along Kure’s enchanting coastline and back across the water, sailing past the beautiful islands of the Seto Inland Sea.
The train journey from Kure to Mihara lasts just under two hours – more than enough time to appreciate everything the train has to offer. As well as taking in the picture-perfect views of the Setouchi rolling past your window, the etSETOra also offers a range of beautifully crafted dessert sets created by famous confectioners from Kure and Hiroshima. Make sure to reserve one if you want to make your journey extra special. Pictured is the dessert set ‘Seto-no-Kobako (wa)’.
*You need to reserve the ‘Seto-no-Kobako (wa)’ at least three days before your journey. You can book the dessert set when you book your ticket for etSETOra.
Like the etSETOra, the SEA SPICA has an eastward route and a westward route. The westward route goes from Mihara to Hiroshima, stopping off at Rabbit Island (Okunoshima), Mitarai and Kure Port.
From its spacious seating on the upper deck to the comfortable airconditioned interior, the SEA SPICA has been designed from the bottom up to enrich your Setouchi cruise experience.
As soon as you disembark the boat, you’ll find a shop stand near the pier selling a variety of locally-made products. If you buy one thing on this day out, make sure it’s Atsuka’s Marmalade. This delicious marmalade is handmade by a delightful group of local octogenarians who use the island’s celebrated citrus fruit in their award-winning creations.