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Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory

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Address: Akiyoshidai, Shuhocho Akiyoshi, Mine 754-0511, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Free of charge, but 20min (by car) away from nearest train station (Mine Station). Either go by car or by bus. Bus schedule and fares can be found here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2014
Lennoxville, Canada
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Kunitachi, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

we got here around 3 pm in Oct,spreading just over the hill, filled with green grass and limestone rocks. Being able to see 360degrees,limestones are like sheep are eating grasses.fittable for a prety woman standing and taking pictures.

Lennoxville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Free of charge, but 20min (by car) away from nearest train station (Mine Station). Either go by car or by bus. Bus schedule and fares can be found here: http://english.karusuto.com/html/access/ The observatory gives a beautiful view of the Akiyoshidai. The mountain range seems to go on and on. And depending on the time of year, it will have a different... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you are going to the caves take some time to go up top to the observatory and look over the Karst Landscape. Very dramatic and affecting

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

This observation deck provides a panoramic view of the Karst Plateau, with a map pinpointing what you are viewing.

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