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Ushimado-cho Ushimado Part 1
Wishing to forget about your daily life and hoping to spend a relaxing time,
Ushimado in Setouchi city, Okayama prefecture is the best place to visit. In this article, I would like to introduce you to the appeals of Ushimado, as well as recommended sightseeing spots. It would be great if this helps your trip there.
How to get to Ushimado
Take the Ako line from Okayama Train Station to “Oku(邑久)” Train Station, which takes about 30 minutes. From the station, take the Ryobi(両備) bus line and get off at a bus stop of “Ushimado”. This is about a 20 minutes ride.
Adults: 330 yen / Children: 160 yen
Adults: 460 yen / Children: 230 yen
*Children aged 12 years and over must pay the adult fare
When using the bus, just remember there aren’t many buses.
As soon as you exit Ushimado Station, you might be able to see fisher people there.
Entering the back alley from the coastal road, you will see an area called “Shiomachi Karakoto-dori” where you can feel as if you have traveled back in time to the Edo period*.
*The Edo period (1603-1867):
The final period of traditional Japan governed by Tokugawa shogunate.
“Shiomachi Karakoto-dori” is a street retaining the retro appearance from the Edo to the Showa* 30s. Walking down this retro street in Ushimado, you will be able to feel a traditional Japanese vibe.
（To be continued to Ushimado-cho Ushimado Part 2）