Mt. Washu

Mt. Washu, Kurashiki: Address, Phone Number, Mt. Washu Reviews: 4.5/5


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Yuan_MY
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia128 contributions
Absolutely beautiful
Feb 2019 • Solo
The hourly loop bus from JR Kojima Station bus stop no. 4 to Washuzan Second Observatory runs from 08:30 to 17:30 and costs ¥260.

After getting off the bus at Washuzan Second Observatory, there is a useful information board highlighting the six lookout points showing different angles of the magnificent Seto Ohashi Bridge. This served as my walking map.

Too bad it was not a day for sunset views but the varying picturesque views of the great bridge spanning to Shikoku over Seto Inland Sea and the surrounding islands really made up for it.
Written March 7, 2019
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kaywai
Singapore, Singapore192 contributions
Beautiful view of Seto Inland Sea
Jun 2018 • Family
Drive all the way up to the Washuzan Observatory Post. The Seto Inland Sea, as well as the Seto Ohashi Bridge, is beautiful.
Written June 9, 2018
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Kalleus
Finland130 contributions
Nice view of the Great Seto Bridge
Jun 2017 • Family
I visited this area back in 2013. At the time, the weather wasn't too good as it was December. However, the surroundings were really cool, you get a nice view of the Seto-Ohashi if you climb to the top the mountain. You can see very far into the horizon if the weather is good. It's a pretty easy climb and doesn't require you to be in a peak physical condition. Would recommend visiting this place during sunrise or sunset hours for the best views.
Written May 1, 2018
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jameshuang
Taipei, Taiwan2,007 contributions
Amazing Sunset @ Mount Washu
May 2017 • Couples
Mount Washu (鷲羽山, Washuzan) is located in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan. It is also part of the Setonaikai National Park, Japan's first national park. The name of the 133 m (436 ft) Mount Washu came from the shape of the mountain which looks like an eagle (washi in Japanese) with the wings spreading. Viewing the sunset from Mount Washu is so astonishing that it has been chosen as one of the "100 Best Sunsets in Japan" and a special place of scenic beauty by the Japanese government.

We stayed at the Wasyuzan Shimoden Hotel right at the foot of Mount Washu. We learned there is a trail on the opposite side of the hotel that could lead us to the hilltop Washuzan Observation Deck. We needed to grab this opportunity of going up to the observation deck before the nighttime came. It was less than 1.5 hours before sunset. My wife and I left our luggage, climbed up to the hilltop, and passed a large parking lot before we arrived the observation deck (later we learned it was the # 1 observatory). The view from the summit was stunning. We could spot the Shiwaku Islands (塩飽諸島) spreading across the Seto Inland Sea (瀬戸内海) and the Seto Ohashi Bridge (瀬戸大橋) which connects Okayama prefecture and Kagawa prefecture. The highlight at the observatory is the 9.37 km ( 5.82 mi) Seto Ohashi Bridge, opened in 1988, which is composed of six separate bridges including suspension, cable-stayed and truss bridges. It is also the world's longest double-decker bridge that accommodates both road and rail traffic across the Seto Inland Sea. Since we were here in the late afternoon, we could enjoy the pre-sunset scene and took lots of photos. The nearby observatory’s rest house also offers a scenic dinning and gift shop but they closed quite early.

It is better to visit Washuzan Observation Deck in the late afternoon to enjoy the sunset. The view from here is fantastic, and we can understand why it received one of the “100 Best Sunsets in Japan”. Washuzan has two lookout points. The one we visited is #1. The #2 is not so far away just follow the road around the parking lot at the other end of the parking lot. You will need comfortable shoes if you use the trail. There are other ways to visit here such as by taking the bus from Kojima station for about 25 minutes.
Written September 2, 2017
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Filippo N
Udine, Italy45 contributions
great view of the seto bridge
Jun 2017 • Business
Nice place for a walk in the nature and to take nice pictures of the seto bridge, especially at sunset. Kojima hotel is not far from there.
Written July 26, 2017
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Asn
2 contributions
Great view of Great Seto bridge
Mar 2017
How to go !
1) take a train to Kojima sta.
2) take a bus at terminal 4 to Washuzan mt. take 20 min , you can ask the tourist information at the train station for the bus schedule.
3) enjoy your trip ;)
Written March 16, 2017
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Ruckdee
Bangkok, Thailand881 contributions
Think of it as a viewpoint
Jun 2016 • Couples
I would not classify this as an attraction in the sense of a place with things to see inside. Rather, you are there to have a clear view of the Great Seto Bridges that connect the islands ahead. There is no need to hike up to the top as the view from outside the souvenir shop is the same. The only extra at the top is a round stone with map and compass engravings on it.

Be careful where you park. Try to bring your car to the top level. From what I understand, the big parking lot at the second level from top has an automated system to block entrance and exit after a certain hour in the evening (like 18:00). Signage is in Japanese so I could not understand. This is what I gathered from an elderly gentleman with a bicycle who tried to give a warning in Japanese plus hand gestures.
Written December 25, 2016
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GAIDA2014
Tokyo, Japan612 contributions
Good view,better visiting by car
Aug 2016 • Family
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.
Written August 18, 2016
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Greg V
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia61 contributions
Stunning view
Sep 2015
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.
Written May 1, 2016
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LoveTravel620110
3 contributions
I love this place
Jul 2015 • Family
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 the top, but it's absolutely breathtaking. The Seto Bridge is a long bridge that connects Okayama and Kagawa prefectures across five island in the Seto Inland Sea. On a hazy day, the bridge appears to disappear in a cloud of fog. On a clear day, the bridge appears to go on forever, extending beyond the horizon. Either way, it's gorgeous. On certain night, the bridge will light up, and is on the southwest side of the mountain. The north side of the mountain is beautiful too, and so is the west side, where the Washuzan Highland amusement park can be seen. It's really gorgeous and if you are looking to go to a mellow, very "Japanese" part of Japan, I recommend going to Okyama prefecture (although I'm biased because I go often) and seeking out non-touristy places such as this. (There are a few signs here and there, none of them have English by the way).
Written January 13, 2016
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