We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Kagamiyama Observatory

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Kagamiyama, Karatsu 847-0022, Saga Prefecture
Name/address in local language

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 55 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
What a view...

We ride bikes, and this small mountain is a lovely summit to visit, the observatory offers an amazing view of Karatsu, Karatsu Castle and the sea. At the top there is a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
ChrisMisa
,
Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
Add Photo Write a Review

55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 2: English reviews
Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
Level Contributor
40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We ride bikes, and this small mountain is a lovely summit to visit, the observatory offers an amazing view of Karatsu, Karatsu Castle and the sea. At the top there is a small shop, where last time we visited, we we offered tea, there is a gift shop, a noodle shop and a lovely pottery shop, for which Karatsu is... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank ChrisMisa
Honolulu
Level Contributor
578 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Sitting on top of a hill, it has a nice garden, a temple with torii gates and a nice observations deck with a nice view of Niji No Matsubara (“Rainbow Pine Grove”). This place was named after a local legend about a princess and a mirror (KAGAMI) by her lover. A statue of her is located by the observation deck.

Helpful?
1 Thank DYA717

Travelers who viewed Kagamiyama Observatory also viewed

Karatsu, Saga Prefecture
Karatsu, Saga Prefecture
 
Karatsu, Saga Prefecture
Karatsu, Saga Prefecture
 

Been to Kagamiyama Observatory? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kagamiyama Observatory staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?