Built right on a cliff and hidden away in the middle of olive trees, the international villa is a quiet and quaint accommodation directly overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. With its handful of double rooms and impressive bay windows, this peaceful haven is the perfect getaway for anyone looking for a place to enjoy the beauty of the Seto Inland Sea and its Mediterranean climate. Every room comes with its own gigantic bay windows allowing you to admire the splendor of the sun setting and rising over the Ushimado bay, a truly must-see-it-for-yourself-to believe-it view.

The Villa is situated only a 15 minute walk away from the Olive garden and a 2 minute taxi ride to the old town of Ushimado (or a 25 minute walk downhill for those who would rather walk) making it a great place to stay to truly soak in the charm of its surroundings. There is no restaurant in the accommodation, however there is a built in kitchen with everything you need to prepare a good meal. The closest convenient shop is 7 Eleven and is situated near the Limani hotel. For those who want to go local, Ushimado is filled with hidden gems where you can be sure that you’ll enjoy a good hearty and fresh meal! 

The Villa is managed by the Olive Garden shop so the check-in and check-out are done there. For more information please click on the following link (English available): http://nippon-olive.info/mall/villa/

Small tip: Enjoy a delicious morning coffee or fresh juice in the cafe above the Olive Garden shop! Or grab an olive ice cream at Copio, the Greek looking house right behind the villa!

Price Range

¥3,888-¥4,320 per person/night


Ushimado Area, Setouchi City, Okayama Prefecture

496 Ushimadochō Ushimado, Setouchi, Okayama 701-4302


By public transport:

Board the train on the Ako line from Okayama station and get off at Oku station (25 min). Spot the bus stop located in front of the station and hop on the bus heading to Ushimado (20 min). Get off at the Olive garden stop. Be careful though! Even if the stop is named after the garden, you are not there yet! You can either hike up the hill for around 30 minutes, or grab a taxi ( around 5 minutes).

Another option is to simply grab a taxi at Oku station (around 20 min and 2500 to 3000 yen)

By car :

53 minutes by a car from Okayama station.

Free parking available.