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Sairo Observatory

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Address: Naruka, Abuta-gun, Toyako-cho 049-5832, Hokkaido
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Phone Number: +81 142-87-2221
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Helicopter ride

We have taken a helicopter ride, it was nice and good value for money. The view of the lake is very beautiful but there's not much to do except a very small shop. The restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
KG8840
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Hong Kong
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Good view of the lake as it is on a hill top. There's good scenery and shopping for souvenirs. The yogurt drink is delicious!

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Bangkok
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

This place is nothing but a rest area (or Parking in Japan) along the Lake Toya route. Panoramic view of the lake and souvenirs. There was a seaweed booth for those who enjoy the taste of Japan.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

The observatory is just a small souvenir shop on an elevated ground. It does provide a good view of Lake Toya, but if you stay in a hotel besides it, I believe you have view the lake more than enough. I personally believe this location is just a main tourist attraction to make you buy more goods than anything else.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have taken a helicopter ride, it was nice and good value for money. The view of the lake is very beautiful but there's not much to do except a very small shop. The restaurant is located on 2/F above the shop without a lift, so not a wheelchair friendly place. The location is between the lake and Otaru, so... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Excellent view of Lake Toya. There is also a large souvenir shop and toilets, so definitely worth a stop when passing by. Lots of kids playing with the photo op moments (stuffed bears and such).

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is a wonderful place to view Lake Toya. I took several photos there and most of them are awesome.

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Guri, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

CYC ( 2013.2 ) + G There was good place enjoying view of lake and landscape. but, nothing to do to see . It's certain that there was good place to see about 30 minutes.

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