Nothing prepares you for the beauty of the view from the hilltop as you make your way through the numerous olive trees. It simply takes your breath away. From the hilltop, you can admire the many evergreen islands scattered about, the quiet port town of Ushimado lying below, the hand full of boats gliding by, and if you come at the right time, a mesmerising sunrise and sunset. The Seto Inland sea truly deserves its nickname ‘The Aegean Sea of the East’.
In line with this theme, you can find many Greek inspired monuments sprinkled around the olive garden. So don’t hesitate to go grab one of the shop’s famous olive ice cream and have a wander around the garden.
Aside from the breathtaking view, there is always something to admire all year round, whether it is the colourful plum flowers at the end of winter, the delicate cherry blossoms in spring, or even the deep blue of the hydrangea in June.
Hotel, Shop and Cafe
For those wishing to enjoy the garden for more than just a day and have the chance to get a glimpse of the fiery red of the setting sun over the glittering sea, you can always stay in a room of the international villa which sits only 15 minutes away by foot from the garden. The check-in and check-out is done directly at the Olive Garden shop. For more information, please click on the following link. The shop itself offers a wide range of high quality cosmetic products made with olive oil, as well as different variations of olive oils (some even have a nice distinct ginger taste to it!). There are always some sample to taste from, so go on and dip that piece of bread in there! And do not forget to pop by the modernly designed cafe on the second floor!