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Mt. Kiro Observatory Park

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A challenging ride to spectacular views!

My amazing AirBnB Superhosts in Imabari recommended I visit here on my first day cycling the... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Good views of Imabari city in Shikoku Island the smallest of Japan’s 4 islands. You also see the Kurushima the smallest

30 minutes from Imabari this high point offers great views. Over 100 steps but comfortable and good... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Samosababa
Reviewed December 6, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Kwakaku
Reviewed March 21, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank g y
Reviewed November 2, 2016

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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

しまなみ海道サイクリングの途中で行きました。8段変速で登るのはなかなかツライが、頑張って行く価値はあります。駐車場だけでなく、上の展望台をお忘れなく。360度のパノラマが観れます。 Visited on the way of Shimanami Sea Routes. Hard to climb by bicycle, but worth to do hard job. Try ! Takes more than 30 minutes to go from R137, just 10 minutes to get down. Sun set would be the best. 英語は文字にカウントしないのはおかしいともう。

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 759u1
Reviewed July 10, 2016

We drove across the Shimanami expressway and the first stop was at this Observation Point on Oshima Island. It was quite a winding drive up the hill, and we noticed many brave cyclists along the way. At the top, simply beautiful and absolutely fantastic, the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank sunnyMuguet
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Access is a little bit tough because winding road but not be far from the main route. Nature and magnificent bridge are very impressive. One of the best place to visit this area.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank iyopom
Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

One would need a set of wheels to get here. An easy drive just off the highway and it well worth the while. Majestic views of the bridges and looking back at Imabari, Shikoku. We have seen the views at Mt Inasa in Nagasaki, Mt...More

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