Mitoyo is located in the heart of the Seto Inland Sea, which is often called the most beautiful sea in the world.
The Shonai Peninsula of Mitoyo has an interesting shape and juts out into the sea, making it perfect for cycling and marine leisure activities.
Adventure on the Seto Inland Sea
Free Cloud offers sea kayaking and SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding) packages, ranging from 1/2 day to full day and sunset courses.
Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance.
303 Ie-no-ura, Nio-cho, Mitoyo, Kagawa
Shonai Peninsula Loop Course
Mt. Shiude Course
Take a mid-ride break
and gaze at the ocean from
Café de flots
Once you see this view,
you're almost finished!
Mitoyo Tourism Association Rental Bicycle Information
All 8-speed rental cycles come equipped with electronic assistance units, making hills easy to climb!
- ●Cost：4 hours - ￥1000; 1 day - ￥1500
- ●Hours of Operation: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- ●Closed Tuesdays
(subject to change during National Holidays)
- ●Must be at least 148cm
and of junior high school age or older
- ●Info: Mitoyo Tourism Association
(inside Marine Wave)
- ●6 cycles available
Try Making Real Sanuki Udon with
Friendly Local Experts
- ・Cost: ￥3500 per person (including event insurance)
- ・Available Monday, Friday, or Saturday
- ・Hours of Operation: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
- ・Place: Marine Wave (subject to change)
- ・Minimum 8 people required
The giant dragon is 35m in length and weighs over 3 tons.
Every year, about 150 people carry it.
As the dragon goes through the town, people throw water at it and the people carrying it as a way to pray for rain.
It's the perfect festival for a hot summer night.
Accessible by a 15 minute ferry ride from Suda Port,
Awashima is an island famous for impressive works
of art and dazzling sea fireflies.
Sea Fireflies and Their Fantastic Seaside World
Sea fireflies are tiny nocturnal beings that have the ability to glow. The sea fireflies are a famous part of Awashima summers. Between June and September when ocean temperatures rise, they are the most active. There are so many of them that the sea looks like the starry night sky.
Sea firefly tours are included with stays at Le Port Awashima
Buoy Buoy Garden
There are many little statues of people and animals peeking their faces through the flowers in these gardens. The statues were made by Awashima residents using recycled fishing buoys.
This is the highest mountain on Awashima with an elevation of 222 m.
From the summit there is a panoramic view of the Seto Inland Sea. It takes about 1 hour to climb.
Island Bicycle Rentals
On Awashima, there are rental cycles available for the low price of ￥500 per day. The rental system is self-service, so rent and return as you please. There is no staff to pay, so just deposit the money into Ms. Shimako Okuchi's mouth!
Watched Over by Okusu
Okusu: the 1200 Year Old Symbol of Shishijima
This giant camphor tree is 14m around and 40m tall. It has been designated by the prefecture as a natural monument.
The goats on Shishijima are local celebrities!
Watanabe Handmade Udon
The unforgettable Tempura Udon at Watanabe features an enormous, crunchy piece of tempura.
This self-serve udon restaurant is a local favorite.
This restaurant is run by women only, and is located in front of JR Takuma Station.
Ono Handmade Udon
This udon restaurant has been running since it opened in 1910.
Himuro Shaved Ice Café
This café features fluffy shaved ice topped with decidant sauces made using fruits locally grown in Mitoyo. It also has beautiful views of the ocean.
Café de flots
The perfect café for relaxing while taking in beautiful ocean views.
Sun Resort Nio
This restaurant uses many local ingredients and has delicious brick oven pizza.
Al Dente Pasta House
This Italian restaurant has been loved by local people for many years.
This fried pork cutlet restaurant is well-loved by locals.
This Japanese restaurant serves lunch, sushi, and rice dishes featuring many ingredients from the Seto Inland Sea. The restaurant itself is a refurbished home that was built over 100 years ago. It is about a 2 minute walk from JR Takuma Station.
Takoban is a snack similar to takoyaki octopus balls, but is much larger. It is said that Komae was the first place to begin making takoban.
The inside of Shimizu always smells delicious as the sweet scent of freshly baked cakes fills the air. They have many different types of baked goods, ranging from pound cake, to cookies, to Japanese sweets.
Mitoyo has some of the longest daylight hours of anywhere in Japan, and is sometimes called The Sunshine Town. The olives used in Akatsuki Extra Virgin Olive Oil are grown and hand picked right here in sunny Mitoyo. The fruity notes in this oil make it popular among women.
Miyake Seika Jam
These handmade jams are free of preservatives and are made from fresh fruits and vegetables locally grown in Mitoyo.
This uniquely fragrant tea is the perfect balance of sweet and bitter.
Fureai Park Mino Rest Area
Iyadani Natural Hot Springs Daishi-no-Yu
This hotel features a natural hot spring, sauna, and warm water pool. The hotel rooms are Japanese style with private toilets, and guests are free to use the main hot spring bath on the 1st floor. Guests who book in advance can make arrangements for transportation to and from JR Takuma Station.
Mitoyo Tourism Association, The City of Mitoyo, Yu Fujioka
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