Ushimado Olive Garden in Okayama

Ushimado Olive Garden in Okayama

Hello world! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to show you around Ushimado Olive Garden in Okayama.

Ushimado Olive Garden in Okayama

Ushimado Olive Garden is in the beautiful Ushimado area facing the Setouchi Sea where it has been featured as “Okayama’s Aegean Sea”. Well, Japanese like this kind of catch and you may be thinking what’s the point of seeing European stuff in Japan. Anyway, the point is Ushimado is a neat place. (^v^)

It’s admission-free. Go up the hill with a bunch of olive trees on the side. Olive products made from these are available at a store called Olive Store at the top.

View from the top
Olive trees.

Gallery

Roman temple
Jump!
Paragliding.
Bell of happiness
Olive soft ice-cream. Yum.

Annual Olive Festival

Every October it holds an olive festival to celebrate the harvest season. Free bus rides are available from a temporary parking below the mountain. It offers stuff like free tasting of fresh olive oil, experiencing harvesting olives, and some free food as well (paella)! There are many food stands as well.

From above.
Giveaway! Check schedule of the official website.

Information

Name Ushimado Olive Garden
Access

412-1 Ushimado, Ushimado-cho, Setouchi-shi, Okayama

By bus
Catch a Tobi bus to Ushimado at JR Oku Station (Ako line) and get off at Olive Garden. (it takes about 20 minutes)

Business Hours Open everyday
*The store opens at 9:00
Admission FREE
Contact 0869-34-2370
Website http://nippon-olive.info/ (in JP)

Lastly

How do you find it? To be frank, with or without olives Ushimado Olive Garden is good to visit all year around because the beautiful views are always up there! If you drive, there are nice cafes near by like CAFE EASE. Please check them out as well.

See you around!

Cafe EASE in Ushimado, Okayama

cafe-ease-in-ushimado-seat

I would like to share a cafe we’ve visited called Cafe Ease.

Cafe EASE in Ushimado, Okayama

Cafe Ease is on a hilly spot in Ushimado area, Setouchi City (Okayama Prefecture). I’ve been following cool and funny photos on Instagram and finally we made it!

There’s free parking for customers nearby. Now let’s go down all the way to the cafe.

 

It is a log house cafe like Kiraku in Akaiwa City but a lot bigger.

 

As you enter the cafe, lots of stuff would be in your sight which they probably use for Instagram. Some looked familiar to me. Where the hell do they get all the stuff anyway….

 

Hm. So it’s like western diner. It seems to serve stuff like burgers. One specialty is pancakes. I shall get one and Mrs. Wada would like to try a matcha mousse.

 

We’d realized that we stayed quite long! Is it because the kitchen and our seats are distant (separated) that we don’t feel any pressure or we just had other customers staying long as well? Anyway it’s important to be able to enjoy time freely for our favorite places.(hehe)

 

Nice views of Ushimado out there with seats!

 

Information

Name Cafe EASE
Access

2637-11 Ushimadochō Kashino, Setouchi-shi, Okayama

Business Hours 10:00 – 16:00 (Tuesday – Friday)
10:00 – 17:00 (Saturday – Sunday)Closed: Mondays
Contact 090-6830-5556
Website https://cafe-1416.business.site/

 

Lastly

How do you find it? Bring your friends and chat. You will experience how time flies! Hehe.

See you around!