Tamano is in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.
By trainTamano is served by the JR Uno Line (宇野線) originating from Okayama. There are four stations in Tamano; Tsuneyama Station, Hachihama Station, Bizen-Tai Station, and Uno Station. Most travelers will travel to Uno Station to visit the port, art sites, and take buses to other areas. It takes 45-60 minutes, some trains are direct from Okayama Station while others require a transfer at Chayamachi Station.
By busLocal express busses from JR Okayama station to Uno station available by RYOBI bus. Busses leave every 30 minutes and takes about 45-60 minutes. 650yen from Okayama station to Uno station.
By boatBoats depart and arrive at Uno Port. Schedules are available online.
By busSeveral local bus lines are available from JR Uno station to other areas such as Shibukawa or Toji.
By bicycleRental bicycles are available at the Tourist Information Center, inside JR Uno station (+81 863-21-3546) ¥400/day 09:00-17:30. ¥2,000 deposit required upon rental. Closed Dec 29-Jan 3.
Shibukawa BeachA calm white sand beach with pine trees, about 1 kilometer long. Excellent for windsurfing or sailing year-round. Free parking.
phone: +81 863-81-8111address: 2-6-1 ShibukawaIncludes 180 species, most of which are native to the nearby Seto Inland Sea.
phone: +81 863-32-0081address: 5-4-1 ChikkoA gallery/rental atelier for local artists. Open atelier held every first Sunday of the month.
phone: +81 863-32-0866A fine art gallery featuring local and international artists.
Art Setouchi public art
address: Uno PortA colorful sculpture created from recycled cans, bottles, and household items. Artwork No.182 of the Setouchi Triennale Art Festival.
address: JR Uno, Bizentai, Hachihama, and Tsuneyama stationsFour stations from the Uno Line are transformed into artwork by simple compositions of geometric lines done in black and white. Artwork No.187 of the Setouchi Triennale Art Festival
address: Uno PortA large metal sculpture incorporating an anchor from a former Japanese Imperial Navy vessel and the propeller of a Norwegian ship. Artwork No.184 of the Setouchi Triennale Art Festival.
address: Uno PortSea water is enclosed within a mirror-like titanium sculpture in the form of a boat. Artwork No.186 of the Setouchi Triennale Art Festival.
Miyama Parkphone: +81 863-21-2860address: 2-4490 TaiA 200-hectare park with over 300 species of trees, including cherry blossom, Japanese plum, camellia, azalea, and maple trees. Includes and English garden.
Ojigatake HillA scenic mountain trail within the Setonaikai National Park with unique-shaped rocks overlooking the ocean. Spectacular view of the Great Seto Bridge and scattered islands of the Seto inland sea. Hiking trail from the beach to the summit, and around the observatory. Other activities such as rock climbing and paragliding available.
phone: +81 863-71-4488address: 1640-1 TakiA small amusement park for young children.
phone: +81 80-6326-5375address: 5-4-1 ChikkoA futsal court available for rental. Local teams compete in tournaments held occasionally.
phone: +81 863-31-1526address: 1-1-11 ChikkoA natural hot spring spa with the widest variety of open-air baths in Okayama prefecture overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. Traditional Japanese building with baths, spas, lounges, and an authentic Japanese restaurant (vegetarian meals available). Free Wi-Fi, English speaking staff, accepts major credit cards.
phone: +81 80-4266-2885address: Chikko 3-4-3-2Most of the staff can communicate in both English and Japanese. Reservations by email, accepts major credit cards, free WiFi, bike, pickup/dropoff from Uno station/port, tips for local restaurants.
phone: +81 863-21-2729address: 1-4-4 ChikkoOffers both tatami mats and western-style beds. Online reservations via the website, accepts major credit cards, free WiFi, onsite cafe and bar.