Tamatorizaki Observatory, Ishigaki

4.4
#1 of 71 in Museums in Okinawa Prefecture
See the meeting point of the East China Sea and the Pacific Ocean from Tamatorizaki Observatory, a spectacular vantage point surrounded by blossoming hibiscus. Soak up grandstand views of the island's most northerly points, stretching from the Hirakubo Peninsula to the magnificent Hanna Peak, which stands 239 m (785 ft) above sea level. Turn to the south and your eyes will see as far as Noburo Point, with glittering coral-filled waters lining the coastline. Take a look at our Ishigaki tour planner to schedule your visit to Tamatorizaki Observatory and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Okinawa Observatory there are many sunny days without nothing is beautiful. There are contrast when sea is sunny pretty indescribable. I'd go Ishigaki Island from 20 8, and color of each feature, because the view just fine, so must be coming in revenge of the fallen.
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  • August 14, 2017
    See if they are on a sunny day a beautiful blue sea. Go cloudy and color of the sea is not so good! Please come and visit!
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  • August 10, 2017
    The observatory is well indicated by signs in English on the main road on the west of the island. The access and parking are easy and after enjoying the hibiscus flowers you will reach the shaded plat...  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    A nice view over the island and the sea.
  • September 10, 2016
    Must go place if you visit Ishigaki! Amazing view!!
  • July 2, 2017
    Nice view.
  • December 31, 2016
    Even when we visited in December.l, the view from this place was awesome!!
  • September 19, 2016
    Fantastic views of the sea from this vantage point.

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