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USHIMADO

Ushimado is a town facing the Seto Inland Sea and is considered one of the 100 best places in Japan to see a beautiful sunset.

The Seto Inland Sea, sandwiched between Honshu (mainland) and Shikoku, is calm and its color changes by gradation in the daytime. You can see a ""moon road"" on nights with a full moon - a long reflection of the moonlight on the surface of the sea. Dozens of islands from large ones like Shodo-shima Island to small uninhabited ones float on the sea. The climate is similar to that of the Aegean Sea and the number of clear days throughout the year is high. Olive production is extensive.

European-style buildings including resort hotels, houses with Japanese-style lattice windows and white walls, and wealthy merchant houses and establishments such as a sake brewery are seen in the town, which retains some of the atmosphere of an old fishing town. Renting a bicycle and cycling from the coast to the mountains through olive fields is fun. You should try shabu-shabu using fresh octopus just caught in the sea in front of you as well as Western-style dishes using tasty seafood and olive oil.

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