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Hold on to your hat

As you walk from the parking lot to the observatory, check out the gorgeous plants and flowers that... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2016
VaAlleyCat
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Ashburn, VA
Greta View!

An interesting and beautiful view of Miyako from Irabejima. This area has botanical trails through... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2016
Joe G
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Okinawa-shi, Okinawa, Japan
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Jan 11, 2018
“Walk 75 Steps For A 360 View ”
Dec 21, 2016
“Hold on to your hat”
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Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

The payoff of climbing 75 steps is well worth the view of Ikemajima, Kurimajima, and mainland Miyakojima. The white sand colored Makiyama Observatory on Irabujima is designed to resemble the migratory bird, Grey-faced Buzzard. Although it reminded me of the Native American mythological thunderbird. From...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2016

As you walk from the parking lot to the observatory, check out the gorgeous plants and flowers that line the pathway. Unbelievable colors!! Once you get inside the observatory, hold onto your hat...the wind is fierce! Beautiful view of the bridge and Miyako coast.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank VaAlleyCat
Reviewed August 24, 2016

An interesting and beautiful view of Miyako from Irabejima. This area has botanical trails through the woods below the observation platform. A bit of a walk from parking lot to Observatory, but pleasant. Restroom available at base of Observatory.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Joe G
Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

The observatory is a quick 5 minute walk from the parking lot down a tree shaded paved road. There are clean bathrooms nearby and a few picnic tables within the observatory. There are some stairs to climb in order to reach the observatory but they...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Zutaloo
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