Mt. Kiro Observatory Park

Mt. Kiro Observatory Park, Imabari: Hours, Address, Mt. Kiro Observatory Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Mt. Kiro Observatory Park
4.5
Observation Decks & Towers
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Paul Walsh
Hiroshima, Japan230 contributions
Awesome views
Jul 2019
If you are biking, be prepared for a lung-busting climb but it's worth it! The views of the Kursushima Straits and the bridge are incredible.
Written March 8, 2020
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shunimada
Yokohama, Japan68 contributions
unforgettable sunset at Shimanami Kaidou
Feb 2020
small mountain like a hill, faced for one of hte biggest bridge among Shimanami Kaidou

you can enjoy to watch panorama view especially at sun set time
this is the place you must visit if you love sunset !
Written February 24, 2020
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dhgold
Vallejo, CA13 contributions
Great views but steep climb
Oct 2019
The 360 degree views are awe inspiring. There are numerous viewing areas at different levels. The approach road seems to go on forever and is very, very steep. I saw one cyclist at the top (friends had driven me up) and I asked him in wonder about the climb and he admitted that he was "crazy." We had given a ride up to a hiker but he decided to walk down so he was only "half crazy." Other friends went at night but they said it was very spooky, they couldn't see in the fog and they beat a hasty retreat.
Written November 6, 2019
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Sharon C
Melbourne, Australia264 contributions
Great view
Apr 2019 • Couples
This area you do need to climb up quite a few steps to get the advantage of the overall view. The steps and pathways are excellent plus they do have a public toilet facility here.
It is extremely popular for photographers as the sun is setting.
Written May 28, 2019
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Hasty58
9 contributions
A challenging ride to spectacular views!
Oct 2018 • Solo
My amazing AirBnB Superhosts in Imabari recommended I visit here on my first day cycling the Shimanami Kaido - and I'm so glad they did! The ride up Mount Kiro was very challenging with several stops to catch my breath and to take photos. The sides of the 100+ steps to the observatory were thoughtfully covered with a rubber matting - presumably to accommodate cycling shoes (nice touch!)
The views of Imabari, the Seto Inland Sea and Kurushima-Kaiyo Bridge were breathtakingly spectacular and the delicious ice-cream and drink at the kiosk a much deserved treat!
Written October 29, 2018
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Samosababa
San Francisco, CA2,665 contributions
Good views of Imabari city in Shikoku Island the smallest of Japan’s 4 islands. You also see the Kurushima the smallest
Apr 2018 • Couples
30 minutes from Imabari this high point offers great views. Over 100 steps but comfortable and good views of Imabari on the Shikoku island one of the smallest of the 4 islands making up Japan. Also views of Kurushima bridge
Written April 15, 2018
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bkpkwok
Hong Kong351 contributions
Great sunset view
Nov 2017 • Couples
Great location for view of Seto Inland Sea and Kurushima-Kaiyo Bridge, especially at sunset. The drive up to Mt. Kiro was single lane for both directions, so drive slowly and with great care. Limited parking space up there (less than 20) so be prepared to wait for your spot.

Dressed warm (thick coat with hood and gloves, etc.) and expect blowing strong wind as the viewing platform was quite exposed for panoramic view of its surrounding.

We did not wait for the "lights up" view as it was cold and driving downhill in the dark was a bit risky.
Written December 7, 2017
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Kwakaku
Sakai, Japan1,706 contributions
You can look over the past and future of your trip along Shimanami Kaido Highway.
Aug 2017 • Couples
I took a Shinkansen train from Osaka to Fukuyama, and rented a car there to make a trip along Shimanami Kaido Highway. From Onomichi, I had drove through Mukojima, Innoshima, Ikuchijima, Omishima, Hakatajima, and Oshima Islands, and was going to "land" Shikoku Island. I could overlook much of the route on the top of the observatory. But the road to there was a narrow one, and, for my surprise, I had to pass a big tour coach on the way. So, please be careful when you drive or cycle.
Written August 19, 2017
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gyw
Beaverton, OR1,678 contributions
awesome views
Mar 2017 • Friends
of the vast expanse of the Kurushima Kaikyo Suspension bridge, the Seto inland seas and other islands, and even the strong currents between the islands creating the swirls of water.
Too early to also enjoy the numerous sakura trees just below the observation decks. must be truly beautiful on a clear day.
Written March 21, 2017
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iamface
East Sussex, UK1,337 contributions
good view and must visit if you go Shikoku
Sep 2016 • Friends
good view and must visit if you go Shikoku but seem not so many people go here as the ground getting some moss. so slippery. overall view is stunning. the view could see so many islands and bridges. love it.
Written November 2, 2016
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