Shodoshima Olive Park Roadside Station
Take a ride on a magic broomstick!
This park is located on a hillside overlooking the Seto Inland Sea.
Around 2,000 olive trees and over 130 different varieties of herbs are grown throughout the spacious grounds.
Shodoshima Olive Park is also famous as the setting of the animated movie, "Kiki's Delivery Service". You can borrow a magic broomstick for free from the Olive Memorial Hall, and the park is full of people having fun taking pictures of themselves riding broomsticks just like Kiki. The area around the Greek style white windmill is a popular photo spot.
Also, within the park you can learn to make your own herbal sachet or potpourri. You can also search for a heart-shaped olive leaf, which is said to bring happiness to whoever finds one. You can even turn your leaf into a bookmark and take it home with you!
If you get hungry after all your adventures, try out the park's original olive-flavored soft-serve ice cream.
|Open||8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.|
|Closed||Open all year round|
|Parking||Free (accommodates large buses)|