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Lookouts in Japan

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  • 笑文
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates41 contributions
    A great way to see Sapporo from above. The cable car ride is very much enjoy by the children. Up in the top, it is very cold even with jacket on
    Written January 29, 2022
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  • Thomas N
    Tokushima, Japan134 contributions
    We went here with my folks who were visiting and it really dies have some great views. My parents are really into painting so did some of the landscapes. They’re currently building another place so I guess there’ll be even more reason to go in the future
    Written October 26, 2019
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  • shinya4649
    95 contributions
    Aso-san, the symbol of Kumamoto Prefecture, is the largest compound volcano in Japan, situated in the central part of Aso Kuju National Park. The central cone group consists of five peaks, the highest 1592-meter Taka-dake, still active – – Naka-dake, Neko-dake, Eboshi-dake, and Kishima-dake. This mountain boasts arguably the largest caldera in the world, extending 25 kilometers in the north-south direction and 18 kilometers in the east-west direction.

    (阿蘇山は阿蘇くじゅう国立公園の中央部に位置する日本最大の複式活火山で、熊本県のシ ンボルである。中央火口丘群の5つの峰、標高1,592mの最高峰・高岳、現在も活動中の中岳、根子岳、烏帽子岳、杵島岳から成る。東西約18km・南北約25kmに及ぶ世界最大の力ルデラを誇ると言えよう)
    Written August 20, 2020
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  • Lorna N
    2 contributions
    I enjoyed the dunes on a mild winter day. So it was easy and comfortable to hike up and take in the beautiful scenery that includes the sea. Simply breathtaking
    Written March 9, 2020
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  • toshikim103
    Setagaya, Japan19 contributions
    Easy to climbing to the top from the nearest parking. We can enjoy it's view like Kirigamine Prairie and Lake Shilakaba.
    Written July 17, 2018
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  • 555SD
    3 contributions
    Drove over to Oyama, just a 22km jaunt for myself, but was a 43min drive. There is some free parking located here (35.4372723, 139.2545558), it’s for a campground, but wide open to whomever, want to say probably enough parking for at least 50 cars.

    It’s a 4.3km (+/- depending where you park) hike with an elevation gain of 880m to the 1252m summit. This was my first ever hike, not counting a run (literally) up Fuji from station 5 on the south side to about half way between 7 and 8 once when I was on a drive, people coming down thought I was crazy as I was just in shorts/t-shirt with some basketball shoes and zero gear whatsoever.

    Anyways this route is not at all easy, steep steps(natural or manmade) with plenty of open roots and rock. Twisted my ankle about half way up, but kept on going though my pace was quite slowed due to it. Legs completely cramped up with about 150m still to climb, powered on through the pain. We started late as it was an impromptu decision so got underway right before 1PM, got back to the parking area in complete agony at about 5:45. Using our phones as flashlights as it got completely dark once back down into the forest.

    If you’re looking for a nice little leg burn, I can easily suggest this hike. Not sure if the normal route from the cable car stations that most take is easier or harder, but if harder, all I can say is damn that. :)
    Written January 2, 2019
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  • Wander & Wonder
    Singapore, Singapore1,643 contributions
    Visited the Kokonoe Yume suspension bridge which spans over a valley with two small waterfalls on one side of valley. Lovely views with trees turning color on both sides of bridge.
    Written November 24, 2019
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  • Shannon Lefebvre
    Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan137 contributions
    When people talk about Itoshima, a small and relaxing place where the city folk like to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life for a day or even just a half a day considering its close proximity, ultimately the one place everyone wants to visit and get the obligatory photo is Couples Rock.
    Couples Rock is a beautiful sunset scenic spot right on the Genkai Sea. This place has been selected as one of Japan’s 100 most scenic places and during summer when the days are at their longest, the final view of the sunset between the 2 rocks will leave a strong and lasting impression on even the least romantic people in this world.

    Couples Rock is connected by a large Shimenawa (rope) which is 30 metres in length and weighs 1 tonne. The male rock is 11.8 metres high and the female rock is 11.2 metres in height. Shimenawa is a thick, twisted, straw rope that in ancient times, was believed to have the power to ward off evil sprits or was used to cordon off sacred area as a talisman and as a result many objects connected with Shinto Shrines are decorated with these types of ropes.

    Itoshima is also loaded with cafes, restaurants and places of nature, so you can see why it is becoming the stamping ground for the Fukuoka community as a place to recharge and refresh and in many cases retire from the rat race or live out a more peaceful existence.
    Written November 13, 2019
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  • KenS
    Singapore, Singapore60 contributions
    Amazing cruise looking at the rocky cliffs around the coast and of course going into the cave and looking up the hole
    Try to get a good seat!
    Written July 16, 2018
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  • chriscyl
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia134 contributions
    Apart from temples, Japan has many other beautiful places to visit and this is definitely one of them. This place is big and it offered visitors a gorgeous view of surrounding area and Mount Fuji, all blend beautifully with its impressive modern architecture. And it is free for the public. It was cloudy when we went there, so we did not see Mount Fuji. Nevertheless, we were still awed by the scenery.

    After visiting the place, we walked to the nearby ropeway (require purchase tickets) to Kunozan Toshogu Shrine.

    Recommended to plan a trip to this dream terrace. We took a direct bus from Shizuoka station and it takes about a 50 min ride.
    Written October 24, 2020
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  • Payangan 1969
    Okinawa City, Japan2,207 contributions
    very nice to visit a cliff with good vibes, apparently the beach which is below is a place where turtles will lay their eggs during a full moon, was rather windy but refreshing, salt factory is worth a visit for those who have a interest. small tour available inside. The salt brand is quite famous so items are not cheap.
    Written October 19, 2020
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  • Taro M
    Toyonaka, Japan14 contributions
    At this spot, you can watch airplanes approaching and landing on the runway of Osaka-Itami airport. The airplanes fly just above you and it's thrilling. Many photographers are there to take nice photographs of landing airplanes. Join us there!
    Written December 12, 2018
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  • Tokugawa_Ieyasu
    Fujieda, Japan103 contributions
    Those who know about Japanese history things may understand that many of the castles were built as bases for battle. The Yamanaka Castle was also built for the sake of defending Odawara castle where was the headquarters of Hojo Clan. It is located at the mountain area of Tokaido which was the main path to Sagami area.
    When Toyotomi Clan tried to concquer Hojo Clan, Yamanaka castle was the critical base, however, Hojo army could not endure even a day.
    As it was the first time for me to visit there, the whole site was very huge and was more than my expectation.
    You should prepare sneekers and backpacks because walking around in this ruins is just like hiking. Brief visit takes 1 hour, and if you want to see details you need more than 2 hours.
    This ruins of Yamanaka Castle is one of the most impressive mountain castles I've ever visited.
    Just imagine the battles were taken place there when you visit.
    Written December 11, 2019
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  • Alan C
    Hong Kong, China366 contributions
    We caught the Route 8 bus (Y570 pp one way) to the Aso Volcano Museum and decided not to go any further as notices that access to the crater was prohibited because of Level 2 activity. The ropeway remains closed on both sides and later cycled to the East Side at Sensuikyo Gorge and can't see that re-opening any time soon as in a complete state of dis-repair. Nevertheless, Kusasenri was very pleasant and provides the best view of the volcano smoke from Mt. Nakadake whilst access to the crater is prohibited. Also trails leading to the other surrounding mountains, but not enough time on this occasion. Visit the first floor of the Volcano museum for details of walks around Kusasenri and beyond bHorse rides available, but they did nt seem to go too far and not our thing.
    Written October 22, 2019
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  • 219kensf
    161 contributions
    Almost 70 years ago, a man hiked up Mt.Kano and painted a picture. His name is Kaii Higashiyama. The title of the painting was "残照" which means "Afterglow". After that, this work brought him the special prize at the largest competition art exhibition in Japan. He became one of the most famous land-scape painters in Japan.

    You can see a magnificent view of "Kujuuku-tani" which means 99 valleys from here.
    If it's possible, early morning in winter may be the best view for taking a picture.
    You may see the sea of clouds.
    It was the second trip for me to visit here. I drove here before noon. Though it was still cold and a bit cloudy, I found the buds of the cherry trees were swelling. That eased me a lot.

    東山魁夷の出世作「残照」ゆかりの地である鹿野山の九十九谷公園に再訪しました。同じ冬場とはいえ時間帯が昼前だったせいか、夕映えや朝靄といった視覚効果は得られませんでした。

    絵に描かれた遥か遠方の山並みが無いなど、実際の景色との微妙な違いが気になったのですが、画家が過去に訪問した様々な山々のイメージを重ねたものであったと後に知りました。九十九谷をもとに、こころの中の風景を描いたのですね。
    膨らみかけた桜のつぼみが、寒さを和らげてくれたようでした。

    Written February 13, 2016
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