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Eboshidake Observatory

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Eboshidake Observatory

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Niit Toyotamamachi, Tsushima 817-1201 Nagasaki Prefecture
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kitsuko wrote a review Aug 2018
Chicago142 contributions117 helpful votes
Continuing up the hill past Watazumi Shrine, turn left at the T. If you turn right you'll go to the Shinwa no Sato Nature Park. Some tough bicyclists make it to the top of this road, but I would recommend driving. It's not too long but keep an eye out for descending buses as you'll have to back to a wide spot. Most of the way up is through forest without views and it's almost the end of the road before you can look out over Aso Bay, the main viewpoint objective. A small turnout on the left may be your only chance if the small parking lot is filled. The parking lot is on the right hand side and while I was there there were 8 buses somehow squeezed in, even blocking some cars. The view point is an easy walk from the parking lot. If you continue up the road, you only come to a small car turnaround and shelter at the end of the road where the buses that don't know better have to back down to the larger turn around area just before it. From the end of the road there are steps up to the top of Eboshi-dake. The overlook near the parking lot is easier to get to and the top of the mountain is a short hike up. If you park in the lot you have to walk up the road or trail alongside it to get to the top. On a clear day, you can see the ria coast of Aso Bay, with its many islands and peninsula (for some reason, Japanese call it "rias" both here and in Iwate). A ria coastline is a sunken coast where a rising sea filled river eroded valleys. The sea has risen about 130m since the glaciers retreated at the beginning of the Holocene (12,000 years or so ago). If it filled a glacial valley, it's known as a fjord, like in Norway, but if it's a river vally, its' a ria. If it's raining, don't bother coming up; you have to be lucky for views in the rain, but they can be good if the cloud base is high enough. I don't know if it's permissible, but since the parking lot was filled with buses, I parked at the end of the road by the shelter in the car turn-around area. No one said anything and I wasn't parked there that long.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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DS23091 wrote a review Aug 2018
Nagasaki, Japan28 contributions3 helpful votes
The stairs are steep, but the view is worth it. 360 degrees of Aso Bay can be seen from the top. A bit of a hint - if you drive up to the second parking lot, the stairs are only half as tall.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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kirakirati wrote a review Oct 2015
Tokyo, Japan311 contributions139 helpful votes
I could only say... So beautiful! This must be the top view point in this island. I don't know how others get here but the road up to this viewpoint is not easy to drive at all. It's steep and occasionally rock fell from the mountain. If you don't have your own car, it might not be easy (originally I was planning to get around by bicycle). If you are in Tsushima, you have to come here. Otherwise you are not really in Tsushima;)
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Date of experience: October 2015
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CanisHan wrote a review May 2013
Seoul, South Korea17,290 contributions34,139 helpful votes
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CYC(2013.05.05) The sea and the island had created a beautiful landscape. There had good scenery, good fragrance, cool air, sounds of nature. We went up to the observation deck, we felt that the treatment of heart. Though obervatory was very small, but I think there was good place where I appreciated good scenery.
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Date of experience: May 2013
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