The Greek windmill at Shodoshima Olive Park

Olive cultivation started on the island over a century ago in 1908, since then it has been Japan’s top producer of olives and olive oil. The olive industry on Shodoshima has also spawned some major tourist attractions along the way, the best example being the Shodoshima Olive Park, which offers visitors winding walking paths through the olive groves, a museum on the history of Shodoshime olive cultivation, public hot-spring bathing facilities, a restaurant and even a Greek style windmill - which has become somewhat of a popular photo spot on social media.