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Kirosan Observation Park (亀老山展望公園)


Park / Green Space

A scenic observation park situated on top of Mt. Kiro in Yoshiumi Town, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture. The park is one of the best view spots on the Shimanami Kaido Expressway, and offers a sweeping view of the Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge, the world’s first three tower suspension bridge; the Kurushima Strait, one of Japan’s three most majestic rapid tides; and the city of Imabari. Another highlight of the park is that visitors can enjoy excitingly different scenery depending on the time of day—in addition to the invigorating scenery during daylight hours, there’s also the beauty of the sun setting into the sea as well as the impressive sight of the Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge lit up at night. The road leading to the park is steep and full of curves, so particular care needs to be taken by visitors seeking to reach it by bicycle.


Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Yoshiumichouminamiura 487-4 (Imabari / Shimanami KaidoArea)

phone 0897842111

Open 24 hours

Review of Mt. Kiro Observatory Park

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/03/08 Awesome views
If you are biking, be prepared for a lung-busting climb but its worth it! The views of the Kursushima Straits and the bridge are incredible.
Reviewed:2020/02/25 unforgettable sunset at Shimanami Kaidou
small mountain like a hill, faced for one of hte biggest bridge among Shimanami Kaidou

you can enjoy to watch panorama view especially at sun set time
this is the place you must visit if you love...
Reviewed:2019/11/07 Great views but steep climb
The 360 degree views are awe inspiring. There are numerous viewing areas at different levels. The approach road seems to go on forever and is very, very steep. I saw one cyclist at the top...

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Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Yoshiumichouminamiura 487-4 [map]
Imabari / Shimanami KaidoArea
Open 24 hours
open everyday
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Not available
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Pet friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Ehime Areas


          Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country's oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.