A lemon island floating on the Seto Inland Sea
On Ikuchi Island, the town of Setoda marks the midpoint of the Shimanami Kaido.
Around half of the island’s terrain is gently sloped and thus receives consistent sun. Setouchi’s relatively low annual rainfall and mild climate make the area prime for raising citrus. Setoda in particular is known as the number one producer of lemons in Japan. The atmosphere is defined by the inland sea’s calm winds and still waters, with the addition of various citrus scents that occur at different stages of each season.
The port of Shiomachi
From its inception, the port of Setoda served as a key stopping point along the channel. It was frequented particularly often in the Edo Period by ships traveling the east-west route between Hokkaido and Osaka.
Ships at the time took advantage of tidal currents, thus making Setoda an ideal place to time the desirable tide shifts; it became known as ‘the port of waiting tides’. By way of the sea, people and goods from various regions around Japan made their way to Setoda, causing it to quickly become a bustling port town.
Warm and Welcoming Shopping Street
The Shiomachi shopping street has prospered as a pilgrimage route connecting Kousanji Temple and Setoda Port for a long while. SOIL Setoda is located at the entrance of this port side.
The town's good old atmosphere and the warmth of its people welcome those who visit. Once you step into the shopping street, pleasant conversations begin with greetings like, "What brings you here?"
Eat & Drink
“Setoda’s portside diner”
Not quite luncheonette but not quite izakaya, the one constant at Minatoya is the flow of fresh ingredients from local farmers and fishermen, and the crackling of wood in the hearth fire on which they are cooked. Given the region’s abundance of sunlight throughout the year and nutrient rich Seto Inland Sea, it is only natural to highlight produce from the famed citrus farmers in combination with the wide variety of fresh seafood.
In spirit with Setoda’s history as a place of exchange for new goods and information, Minatoya regularly invites chefs and producers who tread the line between traditional and innovative in a way that is natural and harmonious with the environment and community. Each collaboration event with these special guests at Minatoya becomes a special occasion to discover and experience new perspectives on food, agriculture and community.
We look forward to welcoming locals and visitors alike from morning until night.
Breakfast / 8:00~
Lunch / 12:00~
*Dinner / 18:00~
*Closed on Wednesdays.
Dinner reservations are not required but can be made by calling0845-25-6511.
*Please check our social media for regular updates and details.
Bringing the joy of food to everyday life in Setoda.
Hifumi is a curated shop that offers goodies, deli,bento, and food-related items. Our housemade delies and bentos are made using fresh ingredients sourced directly from local farmers and fishermen.
We have also curated items that establish a relationship with the craftsmen and locals, maintaining a perfect balance of proximity and careful attention.
Hifumi embodies the spirit of SOIL, serving as a staple in daily life and a place where memories of Setoda can be taken home.
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“Moving forward with regenerative agriculture”
Rooted in regenerative organic practices, Overview Coffee focuses on how humans can interact with the planet in a more natural, harmonious way. Coffee is sourced from farms that prioritize environmental stewardship through a long-term approach to soil health, biodiversity and community stability, working with what exists in nature to grow crops instead of in opposition to it.
Overview Coffee Japan’s roaster lives inside of the Soil Setoda Kura, along with a coffee bar where visitors can participate in coffee tasting and cupping sessions (reservation required).
Work & Stay
Every private room is equipped with a desk well fit for quiet productivity, conducive to a workation or study retreat. In addition, guests are welcome to use our shared office "SOIL Work", located just a 3-minute walk from SOIL Setoda.
Explore & Stay
Soil Setoda is a prime base for visiting Setoda or traversing the Shimanami Kaido.
Custom tours can be provided to help visitors explore the island and the Shimanami Kaido.
Soil’s role as a community center for locals and visitors alike makes it an ideal place to connect with and experience the local flavors and ways.
Start and finish the day on a glowing note
After completing a day on the island, visitors and locals wash away the salt, sweat, and any stress in the waters of the yubune bathhouse, a close partner of Soil just across the way.
Coffee is procured from the neighboring roaster; fresh roasts will prepare you for whatever the day may bring.
Simple rooms look out over the calm waters of the Setoda channel. Private rooms are equipped with a desk and chair well fit for quiet productivity, conducive to a workation or study retreat.
Nagi View Double
Shared bathroom  14,000yen~
Terrace Studio
Tatami Studio
Box 4
Shared bathroom  14,000yen~
Rates & Reservations
Check-in : 16:00 – 20:00
Check-out : 11:00
Bathrooms: shared
Other shared facilities: laundry, refrigerator, wi-fi
It is an activity that allows you to fully experience the fun of the island.
Let’s join our tour to discover and more of the charm of this island .
257 Setoda, Setoda-Cho,
Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan
Free parking lot is available.
*5 minute walk from Soil Setoda
Hiroshima Airport Approx. 60 min.
Fukuyama Station Approx. 60 min.
Onomichi and Mihara Station Approx. 40 min.
Imabari Station Approx. 50 min.
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