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Hop on to the Ferry.

As you leave the station you see a few unusual sculptures in the parking area, right across the... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
London, United Kingdom

Great spot at the end of train line at the ocean and near the ferry and boat to visit the Art... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
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1-chome Chikko, Tamano 706-0002, Okayama Prefecture
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

As you leave the station you see a few unusual sculptures in the parking area, right across the road there is the ferry building, you can hop on to a ferry or a boat going out to the Art Island of Naoshima.If you explore some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Uno port is the end of the train from Okaya where you go take the ferry to Naoshima. They have some nice sculptures along the short walk from train station to the ferry pier. I like the narwal sculpture.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank gzau
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Great spot at the end of train line at the ocean and near the ferry and boat to visit the Art Islands of Naoshima and Teshima. An assortment of places to eat and rather quaint in itself. Definitely worth a visit and stay for at...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank enegise
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Not much here really apart from the access point for the art islands of Naoshima Island and Inujima Island. Some small hostels and ryokan, and local restaurants only. They have tried to 'art' up the place with a couple of sculptures and painting railway stations...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank StuartinFiji
Reviewed June 24, 2017

This is not only a fantastic place to visit the islands with all the comfort you need but it is also a fantastic place to stay. The owner and the staff are extremely nice, make you feel at home, take the time to welcome you...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Ernesto-Johan
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Not a lot to see or do here. We stopped for the day on a cruise. Some artworks and signage pointing out local attractions. Close to the ferrys and the small town of tamano. Right nearby the railway station too

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank rod g
Reviewed February 16, 2017

As there were many art works around the port during the Setouchi Triennale so the trip was so happy and enjoy. The timetable is accurated and reliable.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Punthee
Reviewed November 7, 2016

This port does not have as much ferries as the Takamatsu Port, but it does feature the bigger islands. I went to Naoshima, Teshima and Shodoshima from this port. The Teshima and Shodoshima line I took were smaller boats, which I was advised to go...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Vera C
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Uno is a great base for exploring Naoshima. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would suggest you would need three nights at least to properly enjoy Naoshima and Teshima. The onsen in Uno is also excellent.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank 554dibee
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Came here for the setouchi triennale 2016. The staff here are friendly and can help you with queries about luggage and ticketing. They may speak limited English but you will be able to figure out the info. Quite a well equipped port given the rural...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Fatlittlepear
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Parking lot at Uno Port to go to Naoshima Island (1 Replies)
We will be two couples travelling through Japan by car instead of train at the end of March. We want to take the ferry from Uno Port to Naoshima and spend the night there but we aren't sure what to do with our car. I need advice as I have searched the web to no avail for an answer. I figure our options are to leave the car overnight at the port in a hopefully secure parking facility OR to take the car with us on the ferry to Naoshima. I read on line that the ferry takes cars, but am not sure...More
December 11, 2013|
1 week or 2 week JR Rail pass (4 Replies)
HI So this is our itinerary below.... I am trying to work out if its worth getting the 1 week or 2 week JR Rail pass. Any suggestions?! •For the first 3/4 days we are doing a bike ride so won't be on a train aside from getting from Narita to Nozawa. ITINERARY: Sat 8-Oct Depart Jetstar 0115am arrive 905am, go to Nozawa Sleep Nozawa Sun 9-Oct Bike ride tour Mon 10-Oct Bike ride tour Tue 11-Oct Bike ride.. Depart late afternoon to Kanazawa Stay Kanazawa Wed 12-Oct Spend most of day...More
September 12, 2016|
Response fromShibuyakko|
It's best to buy the 14 day pass and activate it on arrival so you can cover the trip from NRT to Nozawa which is 11,000yen+ than activating it on the 12th and covering Tokyo-NRT which is only 3,000yen. Get the 14 day pass and activate it on arrival.
Naoshima to Teshima and staying on or off the island etc. (2 Replies)
HI We are heading to Japan in Oct. We are planning to visit Naoshima and possibly stay on the island at one of the small guesthouses. I have a few questions: We are coming from Hiroshima where we will spend a good part of the day and thought it would be best to travel at the end of the day to Uno port and stay somewhere there so that we can get an early ferry to Naoshima in the morning. This way we make use of the day time and travel late arvo / early eve. We were then planning to spend...More
September 03, 2016|
Response fromWilliam512|
If you don’t want to pack/unpack and change hotel it should be fine to do Naoshima as a day trip from Uno. Even with a longer ferry crossing we managed to do it as a day trip from Takamatsu and it too was during the popular Setouchi Triennale period when there were lots of visitors on the island. A friend spent a night in Naoshima and did say it was a unique experience but he was spending the night in Benesse House.