Natural Beauty and the Background of Tamano City.
Tamano is located by the Seto Inland Sea. The climate is mild and the natural landscape is superb.
This area was once an island off coast called “Kibino-Anami” formed with sediment from the Takahashi, Asahi and Yoshii Rivers.
The land was reclaimed in Edo era(ca. 1830). Tamano has one of the major trade ports in Japan, Uno Port. Main industry in Tamano is shipbuilding.
The Origin of Uno Port
The major industries of this village were salt making and fishing.
It is said that this port was established around 1583, and when Hideyoshi Toyotomi
built Osaka Castle, a great deal of stone was carried from Uno Port.
This port was completed as a railway ferry terminal between Honshyu and Shikoku
It opened as the first trading port in Okayama in 1930 and was designated as one of the important ports in the country in 1951.
Now, it has been refurbished as a major port for passenger boats.