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Yokoyama Observatory横山展望台

Observatory / Outlook

This 203-meter high observatory is located in the southern part of the Shima Peninsula. It is situated on the ria coastline of Ago Bay. There are about 60 small islands in the bay, and the observatory gives you a commanding view of their beauty. It offers three decks that give you a view in all directions of the Shima area. Halfway up Yokoyama to the observatory is the Sozo-no-Mori Yokoyama rest house. There is a promenade leading to the observatory that takes 30 minutes. The area is also famous as a cherry blossom viewing spot, with the “Yokoyama Sakura Festival” held in the early spring.


Mie Pref. Shimashi Agochougata 875-20

phone 0599440567

Free visit

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Mie Pref. Shimashi Agochougata 875-20 [map]



Free visit
open everyday
Parking Lot
* 20179Monday-20187Monday end (Scheduled), vehicle maintenance is not possible due to maintenance work. * View from hypothesis observatory during maintenance

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          Spread across the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula, Mie prefecture boasts hundreds of kilometers of pretty coastline comprising the oyster-rich Toba city and Shima National Park all the way down to Kumano, a city that marks the beginning of part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, which runs into neighboring Wakayama prefecture. However, Mie is best known for the Ise Jingu Shinto shrine inland, one of the oldest and largest shrines in the country.

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