Setouchi, City in Japan
General Information about Setouchi
Setouchi (Setouchi) is a middle town within Okayama prefecture in the ChÅ«goku region.
There is a fishing port in the city. You can easily reach the suburbs of Setouchi by local rail services in 3 stations.
Famous persons connected with Setouchi are Yumeji Takehisa (1884 - 1934), Yoichi Midorikawa (1915 - 2001) and Kinosuke Takeda (1923 - 1979).
Travel tips for Setouchi
Top Setouchi destinations for your sightseeing are the Ushimado olive garden (ç‰›çª“ã‚ªãƒªãƒ¼ãƒ–åœ’) throughout the year, the Bizen Osafune swords village Bizen Osafune swords museum (å‚™å‰ãŠã•ãµãåˆ€å‰£ã®é‡Œã€€å‚™å‰é•·èˆ¹åˆ€å‰£åšç‰©é¤¨) throughout the year and the Yumeji birthplace - Youth mountain cottage (å¤¢äºŒç”Ÿå®¶ãƒ»å°‘å¹´å±±è˜) throughout the year.
The Toishi castle, nowadays in ruins, was built in the year 1480.
The Ushimado-town Ushimado-district (ç‰›çª“ç”ºç‰›çª“åœ°åŒº), another great attraction where you can experience the Ushimado autumn festival (ç‰›çª“ç§‹ç¥ã‚Š). Another experience is the Ushimado-town public hall (ç‰›çª“ç”ºå…¬æ°‘é¤¨). Of interest here is the Ushimado international exchange festa (ç‰›çª“å›½éš›äº¤æµãƒ•ã‚§ã‚¹ã‚¿).
Culture and History
The oldest building in the city was constructed in the year 1492 and is named Honren temple (æœ¬è“®å¯º).
Do you want to see fireworks in Setouchi? The Suigo Itako fireworks (æ°´éƒ·æ½®æ¥èŠ±ç«å¤§ä¼š) with 3.500 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Suigo Hokusai park. Another fireworks is the Ushimado fireworks (ç‰›çª“èŠ±ç«å¤§ä¼š) with 2.000 rockets. Have a good view from the Ushimado port.
If you want to take a hot bath in Setouchi, the spa Osafune Onsen (é•·èˆ¹æ¸©æ³‰) brings you relaxation and is also good for beautiful skin. The address: Osafune-cho Osafune 1133-2 (é•·èˆ¹ç”ºé•·èˆ¹1133-2).
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Setouchi? The Dodomese (rice bowl) (ã©ã©ã‚ã›) is recommended by locals.Ichimonji Udon (ä¸€æ–‡å—ã†ã©ã‚“) in Osafune-cho Fukuoka 1588-1 (é•·èˆ¹ç”ºç¦å²¡1588-1) is popular. Another recommendation for gourmets: The Oysters (ç‰¡è £).
Do you already own a souvenir from Setouchi? You could buy for example Mushiakeyaki.
Flowers and Foliage
Discover the cherry blossom in Setouchi from 04/01 to 04/10, best in the Okayama relaxation village (å²¡å±±ã„ã“ã„ã®æ‘). To mention in Setouchi is the Azalea in flower, which you can see in the Kameyama park (äº€å±±å…¬åœ’) from 04/11 to 04/20.