Planning your trip to SETOUCHI



[View the Seto Inland Sea From Takarasu-dai! (Kure)]

[View the Seto Inland Sea From Takarasu-dai! (Kure)]

Takarasu-dai is the highest point in Ondo Seto Park. From the observatory, you can enjoy the beauty of the shining Sea of Aki and the islands that dot the area.
In 1162, Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181), a preeminent military commander at the time, opened the Ondo Seto as a sea route for trade with the Song Dynasty in China. Wanting to complete the work as the construction neared completion, Taira no Kiyomori is said to have waved his fan at the setting sun, saying, “I can finish it with a few more rays of sunshine.”
It is said that he beckoned the sun to return so the construction could be completed.

The view of the mountains of Shikoku and the Seto Inland Sea will take your breath away when the weather is fine.

In addition to cherry blossoms and azaleas, the area is also planted with famous trees from all over Japan, making it a scenic spot famous for cherry blossoms in the spring.

Location: Kegoyacho, Kure

▼Recommended Tour

Kure Bay Ship Tour
Set sail on a cruise and get an up-close view of mighty ships (duration: about 30 minutes)! The evening cruise that departs at sunset is also highly recommended.
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Konnichiwa! My name is Anne.
I live in a port town called Kure City, 40 minutes by car from Hiroshima City.
We have many beautiful islands. There is an abundance of seafood and fruits.
The place is surrounded by sea and mountains. You can experience walking on narrow streets, hiking on mountains and even climbing stairs.
Strolling around the town is also enjoyable.
You will surely find your own Seto Inland Sea trip here!