Manabe-shima Hometown Village
Retaining the appearance of when it was prospering as a fishing village. the townscape makes many Japanese feel nostalgic.
Prospering since the Meiji Period as a fishing village, Manabe-shima Island rows of houses particular to fishing villages of that time. The idyllic setting was officially recognized in 1978 when it was designated by the prefecture as a “Hometown Village.” Houses made from ship planks, stone breakwaters, and other reflections from the past impart that “fishing village” look and feeling.
Manabe-shima, Kasaoka City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan 714-0037
From the Sumiyoshi Boarding Dock at Kasaoka Port, take the regular passenger vessel (Sanyo Kisen) and travel 44 minutes (high-speed ship) to Manabe-shima Port (Honura Port).