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Beautiful tower

Unfortunately they close the tower so we cannot go up and see the whole place otherwise it will be... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2017
Hong Kong, China
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Weird attraction worth a visit

Well, it is worth visiting for the sheer weirdness of it. A strangely shaped and rather ugly... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2015
Sydney, Australia
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Jan 6, 2019
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359 Taketomi, Taketomi-jima, Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun 907-1101, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A singular lookout tower in the middle of an old village. You can't get up to the top of the tower but there are many places to take a good photo given how tall the structure is amongst the village houses.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank zacc353
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The tower, which is nothing special, was closed so, so long for the view. Moreover, while descending from the base of the tower we were greeted by some random bar worker claiming that we owe him 100 yen each for climbing there, thing that was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sinnerpoetry
Reviewed November 29, 2018

Good views of the surrounding area. Unfortunately the closed of the small tower so you can't climb it to see the views. Worth a quick stop when in town to see the sites.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately they close the tower so we cannot go up and see the whole place otherwise it will be great to see the whole island. But it was worth going there as it was very peaceful.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank janet-janet18
Reviewed May 23, 2017

The tower is very old and you are not allowed to climb it any more. The elevatred base offers good views and the surrounding garden is very nice as well. Would benefit from a bit of restoration.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Endre1234
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

You can't go up on the tower as of May 2017, but the base of the tower is still high enough to give a good vantage point of Taketomi

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank thelonious22
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

If you find yourself in Taketomijima you will probably pass by this monument. It is free and you can get a good view of the surrounding buildings. I couldn't find any English explanation about the history and purpose. Worth stopping to have a look but...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Haris42
Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you're considering it, go to Taketomi, it is great. If you go to Taketomi, you'll pass this tower, the villiage is small so you can't miss it. You can decide if you want to climb or not. You don't get a great view, the...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Jason-ASDF
Reviewed August 21, 2015

People queue up in the sun for this free attraction and clearly can t understand why. The view from above is not spectacular I d rather take pictures from the nearby first floor cafe where you get a similar sport with AC and nice juice

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank marcdegueurce2013
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Well, it is worth visiting for the sheer weirdness of it. A strangely shaped and rather ugly viewing platform fit for two people at most, with super-narrow stairs, in the middle of historical Taketomi village? Why not... There is not that much to see from...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank sashkello
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