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Banna Park

2241-1 Notoshiro, Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture 907-0004, Japan
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Ranked #7 of 45 attractions in Ishigaki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I recommend to take a walk from observatory to under the Banna park. Of cource, a driving along the park way is absolutely awesome.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

If you want amazing views of Ishigaki, this is the place to go. There are a number of observation platforms around the park that provide fantastic views that really are stunning. The walks through the park itself are also very pretty and if you like butterflies, it is an awesome place to see them. We went in December and the... More

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Draper, Utah
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22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Birds and butterflies, streams and lakes, flowering plants, woodlands and gardens, and playgrounds - this nature park has it all! One observation tower is bejeweled with "stained glass" and mosaics, another is fashioned like a giant egg. Pavilions overlook lakes and scenic vistas. My favorite bridge was designed like an immense tree trunk. Roads and paved paths make this park... More

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Ware, Hertfordshire
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50 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The weather was not good - rain in the air, but the feeling was wonderful. Definitely a place to see (preferably WITHOUT too many other people...)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

There are actually 2 sides to the park; Banna itself and then the hill where the Observatory is located. Both are worth a visit as the view is fantastic. The road up to the observatory is desolate and steep, but worth it. The panorama near the observatory (Koen-tenbodai) is also used as a launchspot for paragliders.

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