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Mount Nesugatayama Observatory, Shimoda

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Lookout Tourist Spot
Take the ropeway high above the bay to gain spectacular views across the Pacific Ocean at Mount Nesugatayama Observatory. From Shimoda station, the cable car whisks you up to the mountain park, and lets you off just a short walk from the observation point. With the view worth the trip alone, the park also has plenty of other things to see, including gardens and a maze. Should you get peckish at the top, relax and grab a bite at the cafe. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the epic vista. A visit to Mount Nesugatayama Observatory represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Shimoda trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Going to Mount Nesugatayama is beyond my expectations. Riding the ropeway up high and looking down the town of Shimoda is so beautiful, strolling the well-maintained gardens and viewing the ocean/Izu ...  more »
  • For the price of 1080 yen per person I felt it was a bit expensive for what we got. There is a nice view of the Shimoda bay and general area from the top, a very tacky gift shop and what appeared to b...  more »
  • You can reach this mountain via the ropeway that departs right in front of Shimoda station. On the top there is a souvenir shop and restaurant, a nice garden that you can stroll through while having s...  more »