Enjoy the beauty of the Seto Inland Sea from a bird’s eye view

Tamano Paragliding Experience

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Photographer | Takuma Kimura


Take flight in the scenic Ojigatake Bluff district of Tamano City and enjoy the beauty of the Seto Inland Sea from a bird’s eye view. At 235 meters in height, the mountain commands a view of the entire coastline, from east to west, with the expanse of the Seto Inland Sea to the south.

The are many ways to enjoy Mt. Ojigatake, including hiking, nature walks and paragliding. Yes, paragliding! The sport has been a mainstay throughout Okayama Prefecture for decades so there are many qualified and experienced instructors available.

The Okayama Prefecture Paragliding Flight Association offers tandem and solo rides with advanced reservation. The meeting place and landing area are decided on the date of the experience.

Consultation and instruction are available in English.


About the Area

Tamano City is an independent municipality situated on the coast of southern Okayama Prefecture. An extremely livable city, it is filled with a multitude of places where you can enjoy the nature. There is the ever-popular Shibukawa Beach and the timeless Miyama Park and Miyama English Garden. You can enjoy hiking along the trails of the Ojigatake Bluffs, which provide an all-encompassing view of the coast line from east to west, including Kojima Bay.

Sightseeing spots include the Tamano Marine Museum, which is popularly known as the Shibukawa Marine Aquarium and the many art installations that radiate out from Uno Station and on to Uno Port. Famed artists from around the world have contributed to the city’s development as a gateway to the world of art found on Seto Inland Sea islands such as Naoshima and Shodoshima.


Access: Take the the Uno Line from JR Okayama Station to JR Uno Station. Take the bus from JR Uno Station to the Umekibashi bus stop. The meeting place is about a one minute walk from the Umekibashi bus stop.

Cancellation Policy

1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).

Cancellation Date Up to 21 days prior 20-8 days prior 7-2 days prior Day prior to start of tour Day of tour After start of tour/non-participation with no contact
Cancellation Fee No charge 20% of tour fee 30% of tour fee 40% of tour fee 50% of tour fee 100% of tour fee