Ushimado Travel Guide

  • Ushimado
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  • Ushimado's rocky shoreline
    Ushimado's rocky shoreline
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  • Yumeji Seika
    Yumeji Seika
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Ushimado Things to Do

  • Yumeji Seika and Shonen Sanso

    The Yumeji Seika is the birthplace and childhood home of Yumeji Takehisa, a famous early 20th century Japanese artist known for his paintings of beautiful women although he actually has a much wider range of works. His childhood home is small and modest but interesting. You can enter his bedroom which is quite interesting.The Shonen Sanso is near...

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  • Bizen Osafune Sword Museum

    The former Bizen Province spanned the area of southern Okayama Prefecture from Bizen to Okayama City and the area that is now Setouchi was where the famous Bizen swords were produced. Back in the days of the samurai, Bizen swords were considered to be among the best quality in the country. The Bizen Osafune Sword Museum was built in order to...

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  • Yokeiji Temple

    Yokeiji Temple is a historic temple dating back to 1570. It's built atop Ueterasan (Mt. Uetera) The main hall is small, but the temple complex is larger with many buildings, including the pagoda which was built in 1815 and has been designated an Okayama Prefecture Important Cultural Property. Yokeiji is the 2nd temple of the Chugoku 33 Temple...

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  • Joenji Temple

    Joenji Temple is the temple on Mt. Yokoo. The others that you'll find on the mountain are subtemples of Joenji. Joenji is a historic temple dating back to the 17th century. The pagoda has been designated an Important Cultural Property by Okayama Prefecture. The temple building itself is built in an interesting architectural style, reminding me a...

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  • Komyo-in Temple

    Komyo-in is a subtemple of Joenji Temple. It was built in 1829. The temple grounds contain scattered small statues, a pond, and a statue of Kannon. The Kannon Statue is part of a the Bokefuji 33 Kannon Temple Pilgrimage. Komyo-in is the 16th temple. This pilgrimage seems to be relatively unknown and it would seem difficult to complete, since it...

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  • Yukie Shrine

    Yukie Shrine is said to be the shrine of local swordsmiths. It is also dedicated to Ashikaga Takauji (the first shogun of the Muromachi Period). He stopped to pray here after suffering a defeat and his prayers and donation to the shrine are said to have revitalized him.The shrine is very close to the Osafune Bizen Token Village, so it's another of...

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Ushimado Transportation

  • Getting to Setouchi

    There are 3 stations in Setouchi. All of them are located on the JR Ako Line, reachable from Okayama to the west and Banshu Ako Station to the east. Each of these stations provides access to different sites (Oku Station's are not all within walking distance of the station, but they have buses to the sites as well as taxis. Taxis are also the most...

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  • How To Get To Ushimado Villa

    ACCESS * JR RAILWAY SERVICE From Okayama Station, proceed on JR Ako Line to Oku Station (25min.). From Oku, proceed by bus or taxi (see below).FROM OSAKA : 3hoursSanyo Expressway (Exit at Bizen I.C.) => Okayama Blue Line (Exit at Oku I.C.) => Take Route 39 for Ushimado FROM HIROSHIMA : 2.5hoursSeto Chuo Expressway (Exit at Hayashima I.C.)...

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Ushimado Off The Beaten Path

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    One of the spots we found

    by tigerjapan Written Oct 20, 2004

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    When we stayed at the Ushimado Villa we had a car. The first day we went to the beach and it was fine, but after lunch we decided to take a drive. There are a lot of places to take a walk etc and we parked the car at a car park in the national park (am thinking it was a national park??) and set off to find our own stretch of beach. A little walk thru some bushes, along a path led us to a beautiful spot... no sand, but rocks to bake on and swim off. No-one was around and we could enjoy the rest of the day there.
    We did the same on the next day, rather than heading to the beach we drove to a different spot and found a new rock and swam, ate and were merry!

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