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Tamatorizaki Observatory

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Address: Ibaruma, Ishigaki 907-0332, Okinawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 9074084205
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Easily accessible great views

Probably the best views on Ishigaki are from the top of Mount Nosoko and at cape Hirakubozaki, however both are not easy to reach. This lookout is much more accessible, but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Probably the best views on Ishigaki are from the top of Mount Nosoko and at cape Hirakubozaki, however both are not easy to reach. This lookout is much more accessible, but the views are still stunning! So, if you don't have time or physical ability to visit those, come here and you'll not lose much, it's almost as good, and... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place gave you a beautiful view of the island and it is very easily accessible by car. Very pleasant and also not crowded. Bring lots of insect repellent.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

What a dreamy spot to go view gazillions of *stars*. Have the app on your phone to read the names of stars, planets and constellations. It was just magical and came upon this spot by chance after having gone to Sunset beach. I'm so glad to have been to Tamatorizaki point !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It is on the way to Sunset beach and would be nice to stop by before going to the sunset beach and do some Panoramic Photography from this point and then head to the sunset beach for the sunset viewing.

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Kitakyushu, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Fantastic views of the coast on both sides of Ishigaki island, well worth a visit, although you would need to have a rental car to get here quickly and easily.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I stopped by here on my way to Hirakubo as this was about mid way from Hirakubo and the city centre. I found the view to be quite nice but I personally like Hirakubo better. In Tamatorizaki you see more of the island and the landscape around you. From the parking to the little pavillion is a short walk. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The observation point is perched above a bus stop offering easy access. However, bus services are not frequent. The view on the observation point is spectacular beyond words. The pavilion offers 360 degrees of unobstructed panorama of the turquoise water and beaches. On a fine day, the emerald mountain inland, the turquoise water and the azure sky complement one another.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Personally, I felt a view from there is better than that of Hirakubozaki. Although you have to walk a bit from the parking lot to the lookout, the way is well maintained and hibiscus on the way is in the bloom all year around.

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