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Ishidake Observatory

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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This is definitely one of the best observatories in the Sasebo area. You can see the entire area... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2018
Joan O
Sasebo, Japan
One of the best view for 99 islands. Worth the time and effort

A little bit far and difficult to find. You need some hiking to get to the top of observation deck... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2018
George Town, Malaysia
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Dec 31, 2018
“Panorama views”
Dec 2, 2018
“One of the best view for 99 islands. Worth the time and effort”
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2277 Funakoshicho, Sasebo 857-1231, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

This is definitely one of the best observatories in the Sasebo area. You can see the entire area that surrounds Sasebo including Saikai, 99 islands, and the surrounding mountains.. Amazing vista and well worth the drive up to the parking area.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Joan O
Reviewed December 2, 2018

A little bit far and difficult to find. You need some hiking to get to the top of observation deck. No restroom facilities. But you will get good view of 99 islands

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank SY9087
Reviewed May 15, 2018

We drove to this attraction on a rainy day. Visibility was not good for pictures, but you definitely got a sense of the magnitude of the 99 islands. After a short walk through the forest canopy, we came upon the observation deck and platform, but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michelle C
Reviewed April 9, 2018

The View is just a View. they put this place right on the corner of a sharp turn and a hill with little to no parking. the place it just full of dirty cats. good luck! great view with a bad smell

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mikemW3704LK
Reviewed November 6, 2017

This is a great location for taking stunning pictures. The road going up is single line which can get interesting when meeting cars. The walking paths are rocks and dirt and is not handicap accessible.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank fiensiferum
Reviewed August 15, 2017

As mentioned in my other reivew for Tenkaiho, Sasebo is well known for Kujukushima, known as 99 islands. After visiting Tenkaiho, our guide book also listed Ishidake Observatory as a good view point of Kujukushima. I agree that this is also a great place to...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank jeni_hk
Reviewed June 4, 2017

It's worth it to go here if you are passing through Nagasaki. There's a 300m walk to get up to the look out point on an uneven path with some large rock steps (for those who have trouble walking) but you can take it slowly....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Tanya M
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Stunning view of the Kujukushima Islands. There is not much parking space, and the Sasebo Sightseeing Cruise Bus does not stop there, so plan accordingly. If you take the bus up to Kujukushima Pearl Resort, sit on the left side of the bus and you...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank John J
Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Take the boat trip before you come to overlook the 99 islands. If you drive, prepare 3-4 hours to visit the kujukushima ( 99 islands). There are altogether 4 overlook stops of kujukushima. Visit 2 overlooks which serves different angles.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank ChungkaiSin
Reviewed May 20, 2015

this is one of the best place to view kukuju islands. I suggest you to arrive before evening to take a good photo of sunset. When I arrived there on 5 April 2015, the weather is not really good but I still can still a...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Alexander_WOO
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