A cafe with a sweeping panoramic view of Setouchi that can't be conveyed in photos

Enjoy a special time in a refined atmosphere while gazing at the beautiful seascape

Mt. Ojigatake is one of the famous scenic spots in Setouchi, a place attracting global attention. From this glass-paned cafe located on the summit of the mountain, you can get a panoramic view of the breathtakingly beautiful Seto Inland Sea. Take a seat by the window, and forget the passage of time while basking in the sublime beauty.
The cafe menu features aromatic “hand drip” coffee made using beans from Kinoshita Shoten, a coffee roaster that provides carefully-selected beans, and bread and sweets from Hoho, which provides bread made with finely selected ingredients including homemade yeast and domestic wheat.
In addition to the daytime scenery, the evening scenery with the sun setting in the west is mystical. The sight of the almost transparent blue of the sky and the deeply glistening ocean blue turning to red is astoundingly beautiful.
Although it is a little challenging to access the cafe, the superb view makes it worthwhile. (This information is as of February 2020)

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Located on the summit of Mount Ojigatake facing the Seto Inland Sea.

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The owner, Kitamura, also plays the didgeridoo, a wind instrument of indigenous Aboriginal Australians.

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Because the ocean-facing wall is made of glass-paned windows, you can enjoy the superb view from any seat.

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The popular Honey Butter Toast (440 yen)

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Banana Chiffon Cake (528 yen) from Hoho, and Drip Coffee (from 500 yen)

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About a 10 minute walk from belk. You can enjoy a stroll to the Niko Niko Rock (Smiling Rock), which has a unique shape that looks like a smiling face.

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Address
Mt. Ojigatake Park Center, 7 Kojima Karakoto-cho, Kurashiki City, Okayama [Map]
Open
10:00 to Sunset
Closed
None
Seats
28
Parking
200 (parking shared with other facilities)
Credit card
Not Accept
URL
Website
Access methods
Train & Taxi
Time required: 1 hour 25 minutes, Cost: about 4,090 yen
From JR Okayama Station, take the JR Uno Minato Line for about one hour to Uno Station, and then take a taxi for about 25 minutes to the belk cafe.
[Cost] Train: 590 yen for one-way train fare from Okayama Station to Uno Station, about 3,500 yen for taxi fare (cost for about 11.5 km)
Train & Bus & Walking
Time required: about 2 hours 20 minutes, Cost: about 980 yen
From JR Okayama Station, take the JR Uno Minato Line for about one hour to Uno Station, change to the Tamano-Shibukawa Limited Express Bus (bound for the Marine Hotel) at the No. 3 bus stop, get off after about 20 minutes at the “Shibukawa/Marine Hotel” bus stop, and then walk for about one hour to the belk cafe.
[Cost] 590 yen for one-way train fare from Okayama Station to Uno Station, 390 yen for one-way bus fare from Uno Station to Diamond Setouchi Marine Hotel.
*You’ll climb Mt. Ojigatake while walking, and you cannot see the sea. Please be careful of cars and wild boars.
Bus & Taxi
Time required: About 1 hour 40 minutes, Cost: about 2,470 yen
From JR Okayama Station, change to the Tamano-Shibukawa Limited Express Bus (bound for the Marine Hotel) at the No. 3 bus stop, get off after about 1.5 hours at the “Shibukawa/Marine Hotel” bus stop, and then take a taxi for about 10 minutes to the belk cafe.
[Cost] 970 yen for one-way bus fare from Okayama Station to Diamond Setouchi Marine Hotel, about 1,500 yen for taxi fare (cost for about 4.5 km)
*Note that taxi’s must be called by telephone, but there is no English language service.
Train & Bus & Taxi
Time required: about 1 hour 30 minutes, Cost: about 2,480 yen
From JR Okayama Station, take the JR Uno Minato Line for about one hour to Uno Station, change to the Tamano-Shibukawa Limited Express Bus (bound for the Marine Hotel) at the No. 3 bus stop, get off after about 20 minutes at the “Shibukawa/Marine Hotel” bus stop, and then take a taxi for about 10 minutes to the belk cafe.
[Cost] 590 yen for one-way train fare from Okayama Station to Uno Station, 390 yen for one-way bus fare from Uno Station to Diamond Setouchi Marine Hotel, about 1,500 yen for taxi fare (cost for about 4.5 km)
*Note that taxi’s must be called by telephone, but there is no English language service.
Train & Bicycle
Time required: about 2 hours 20 minutes, Cost: about 2,090 yen
From JR Okayama Station, take the JR Uno Minato Line for about one hour to Uno Station, rent an electric cross bike at the Tamano Tourist Information Center within Uno Station, and ride it for about 1 hour 20 minutes to the belk cafe.(Advance booking is required for bicycle rental)
[Cost] 590 yen for one-way train fare from Okayama Station to Uno Station, 1,500 yen for one day bicycle rental (9:00-20:00)
– Bicycle return: Setouchi Onsen Tamanoyu (1-1-11 Chikko, Tamano City, Okayama 706-0002) *Tamanoyu plan (onsen set) is also available.(Admission is discounted by 500 yen)
Rental Car
Time required: about one hour to 1 hour 15 minutes
From a rental car outlet near Okayama Station, take National Route 30 toward Tamano for about one hour.
From a rental car outlet near Okayama Airport, take National Route 180 and National Route 30 for about 1 hour 15 minutes.

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