Shiosai restaurant has everything an international traveler would be looking for in Japan: a very welcoming and warm staff, tasty Japanese dishes made with local and regional products, a restaurant built in a Meiji era (1868-1912) traditional home, some lip-licking Japanese desserts and so much more! Like many restaurants in the countryside, there is no English menu, but do not fret! The picture-menu makes the entire experience quite hassle-free. Also, if it happens to be a sunny and warm day, go and enjoy your lunch outside in the secluded garden. Before you go though, don’t forget to have a peak upstairs where they sell at a very low price a wide variety of Japanese items, from tea bowls to elegant chopsticks.

Opening Hours

Closed on Thursday

Only open for lunch between 11:00 and 15:00


Shiosai Restaurant and Tea House

2448 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 last stop and walk towards Ushimado shrine (around 13 min)

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

By car :

53 minutes by car from Okayama station.

Useful information

Free parking available