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Mount Nesugatayama Observatory, Shimoda

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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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  • In the aerial tramway to the Observatory. In a journey time of about 3 minutes, and high adult 1,000 yen per person. Views from the observation deck is clean, plants flowers had been well tended. Views other than just "it's gone! "It is not. To increase return on that.
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  • Down at the station of Shimoda, have you ever come across the entrance to the Loop-way that you will take to the top of that mountain. Very nice location, well maintained and quiet. Several observation points. Very fast ride, but worth it!
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  • We enjoyed good seeing from Mt Nesugatayama. It's really scenic and reminds me of Admiral Perry coming to Shimoda.  more »

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You can choose from a wide range of accommodation options when staying in Shimoda, most notably situated along its famous coastline and around the bus station. A number of hot spring resorts offer lodgings, often with a sea view and private bathhouses. For the budget-conscious, traditional Japanese ryokans present a good option, as does renting a cottage near the beach.
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