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What to Do in Setouchi

What to Do in Setouchi

Index

  • Stroll Through a Preserved Edo Period Street

  • Learn How Katana Are Made

  • Go Cycling On Maejima

  • Ride a Sea Kayak or One Man Yacht

  • Take a Romantic Walk Along a Secret Ocean Road

  • Stroll Through a Preserved Edo Period Street

    Shiomachi Karakoto Street still retains the atmosphere of a traditional Japanese port town, some of the structures dating back to the Edo Period. The name Shiomachi means something like “waiting for favorable tides” and describes the town’s function as a port of call for feudal lords and their retinues when making regular trips from their domains to their residences in Edo, the shogun’s capital. Also, between 1607 and 1811, Korea sent twelve diplomatic missions to meet with the Tokugawa shogunate in Edo. The route they took brought them to Shiomachi and so their sojourn is commemorated at the Ushimado Kaiyu Cultural Museum.

    Stroll Through a Preserved Edo Period Street

    Stroll Through a Preserved Edo Period Street

  • Learn How Katana Are Made

    In the Kamakura Period, the Setouchi area was renowned for its master swordsmiths. Today, the Bizen Osafune Sword Museum showcases an assortment of samurai swords and demonstrates the entire process of making Japanese swords from starting with raw tamahagane (a kind of steel) to decorating the hilt and sheath.

    Learn How Katana Are Made

    Learn How Katana Are Made

  • Go Cycling On Maejima

    If you take a ferry over to the island of Maejima, you can rent bikes at the ferry office when you disembark. Ride to the top of the biggest hill where you can find the Maejima Observation Deck for a stunning view of the Seto Inland Sea and the Japanese mainland.

    Go Cycling On Maejima

    Go Cycling On Maejima

  • Ride a Sea Kayak or One Man Yacht

    Also available for rent on Maejima are sea kayaks that you can use to explore the waters around the island. You can relax on the beach or barbecue and camp overnight, all with a view of the beautiful clean water of the Inland Sea.

    Ride a Sea Kayak or One Man Yacht

    Ride a Sea Kayak or One Man Yacht

  • Take a Romantic Walk Along a Secret Ocean Road

    At low tide, a land bridge known as Kuroshima Venus Road emerges and links three islands. Couples enjoy strolling from island to island looking at the sea life and search for the a mysterious pair of breast-like stones jutting out of a stony hill known as the Oppai Iwa, where – believe it or not – women pray for more beautiful breasts.

    Take a Romantic Walk Along a Secret Ocean Road

    Take a Romantic Walk Along a Secret Ocean Road

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    Shiomachitokindori
    Address
    Okayama Pref. Setouchishi Ushimadochoushimado
    Phone
    0869345250
    Ushimadokaiyubunkakan
    Address
    Okayama Pref. Setouchishi Ushimadochoushimado 3056
    Phone
    0869345505
    Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum
    Address
    Okayama Pref. Setouchishi Osafunechouosafune 966
    Phone
    0869667767
    前島・大阪城築城残石群の展望台
    Address
    岡山県瀬戸内市牛窓町牛窓
    Phone
    0869-34-9500
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