Built in an old merchant house and situated right on the main merchant street, this cafe is the perfect place to take a break during your wanders around Ushimado. With its artful décor, wooden structure and soft lighting, the atmosphere invites you to sit back, relax and enjoy the moment.

The cafe almost exclusively uses local veggies, freshly caught seafood from the surrounding bay and the famous setouchi lemons for its delicious homemade honey lemonade, making it an all round tasty local experience. The menu itself often changes, but you can be sure that you will be treated to something delectable and fresh! Although there is no English menu, it does come accompanied by pictures, so don’t you worry! The cafe owner, a local youth working hard for the revitalisation of the area, is always happy to help and up for a chat!

Make sure to take the time to check out all the bits and bobs that are placed around the cafe, as well as to check out the small art shop upstairs! The floor used to be a dentist’s office, but it was turned into a place where one of the local artists sell and expose some of his craft!

Opening Hours

Open from 11:00 to 17:00
Closed from Monday to Wednesday


Ushimado Cafe

3069-1 Ushimadocho 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. Make your way by foot towards the main merchant street of Ushimado (around 5 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 near the marina.