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Around Okayama : Ushimado Olive Garden

Date Published: Last Update:2015/05/25 Travel & View point , ,

I have never been a fan of olives. If there is olive on my food, I patiently remove and set them aside. But when my friend invited me to go to an olive orchard, I immediately assented because I was curious about it and maybe they have some olive variant to my liking.

etrance to Ushimado Olive Garden

Ushimado Olive Garden in Setouchi City

Ushimado Olive Garden is located in Ushimado, Setouchi City in Okayama Prefecture. It is owned and operated by the Hattori family’s Nippon Olive Company.

olive up close

Like most of Japan’s fruit orchard/garden that are open to the public, they also allow visitors to pick olives right from the tree (of course for a limited time and a few selected areas) . However , it wasn’t harvest time when we visited so we just walked around the garden seeing the olive trees up close and enjoying the the view of the Seto Inland Sea.

olive trees

The garden has a couple of sculptures scattered around including  The Three Graces Square in Roman Hill.

The Three Graces Square @ Roman Hill

It also has a shop where you can buy souvenirs and olive related items from kitchen staples such as the olive oil to cosmetic and health products.  You can also buy olive trees here. Price depends on the size of the tree. But the best-selling item is the olive ice cream.

On the upper floors of the shop one can see magnificent view of the Seto Island sea and all those small islands that dot it such as Maejima and Shodoshima Islands.

a map indicating the the islands viewed from the top of the shop

a map indicating the the islands viewed from the top of the shop

Apparently the garden isn’t only for anything concerning olives because some visitors come here to paint. Others come here to para glide.

a paraglider waiting for the right wind condition

a paraglider waiting for the right wind condition

How to Get There

Here is some information from their site:

Address   〒701-4302412-1 Ushimado, Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture
Tel No. 0869-34-2370
Access JR Akō Line, from Oku Station Ride the東備 Bus going to Ushimado. The ride will be about 20 minutes. When you arrive, you will walk about 30 minutes to reach the Ushimado Olive Garden
JR Akō Line, from Oku Station Taxi ride to Ushimado Olive Garden in about 20 minutes

For more information about Ushimado Olive Garden, go to Ushimado Olive Garden official site.

And if you would ask if I changed my mind about olives, naaah, I still don’t like it.

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