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Address: Shimotsui Tanora, Kurashiki 711-0925, Okayama Prefecture
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Good view,better visiting by car

Very good view of Setonaikai(Sea) and Seto-Ohashi(bridge) but access by public transportation is not good.The bus runs every hour so it is not frequent.At the view point there are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
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Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Very good view of Setonaikai(Sea) and Seto-Ohashi(bridge) but access by public transportation is not good.The bus runs every hour so it is not frequent.At the view point there are visitor center and cafe , but nothing else.If you take a taxi from the railway station it will cost about 1800 yen one way.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This is a very impressive place to visit. Seto Ohashi (Seto Great Bridge) is an engineering marvel, as well as making a great photo. Not really accessible by public transport but if you are on a self-drive trip to the area, well worth the detour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

My grandparents live here, and my dad grew up here. It's so pretty and there aren't many people. I love watching the boats go under the bridge, it's so relaxing. The walk up to the top is tough for my grandmother because she is frail, but it's pretty easy for most people. There isn't much to do but walk to... More 

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

I guess I lucked out on the day I picked to check out Washuzan. It got cloudy as I was on the way the way there and it was a full on rain by the time I walked up. If you're hoping to get a good shot in such weather, forget it. A clear weather day is the best time... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

Some of the online information about how hard it is to reach the top by bus is not correct. We visited the top by bus from kojima station. Take bus 4 just outside the station, departure time is from 08.30 till 17.30 every hour. It takes 30 min to reach the top, from there you'll need to walk for another... More 

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Kurashiki, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

This is mountain to be reach by a hiking trail or to an abandoned hotel with your car. Nice view of the seto nankai bridge and sea; you can do some nice shots. Bring your grill and beers and make a BBQ, make sure one person doesn't drink to get you back in his car.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Washuzan is located in the place for 20 min by train from Okayama. If you go to an observatory and climb a hill 10 minutes from there, you can command a whole view of Setonaikai. Many small islands are located in Setonaikai and one bridge has connected those islands between Okayama and Kagawa. Since this bridge is lit up from... More 

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Osaka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

One of the best views of the Seto Inland Sea I've seen so far. Not a hike though, think a car park, some stairs and a paved road. Still, very much worth the short drive from Kurashiki.

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Okayama, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

there is an old theme park and you can also see the view of bridge. but kinda far from okayama city. if you wanna see the view of the bridge, this is the place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2010

We walked from the Kojima Train Station following street signs and the sight of the Ferris wheel on the top of the mountain, taking about an hour. Following the tunnel through the hill the Seto Ohashi bridge comes into sight. Following the trail up the hill leads to Mt. Washu (or Washuzan). The peak provides a great vantage point for... More 

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