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Kirosan Observation Park亀老山展望公園

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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

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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...
Reviewed:2019/05/28 Great view
This area you do need to climb up quite a few steps to get the advantage of the overall view. The steps and pathways are excellent plus they do have a public toilet facility here.
It is extremely...
Reviewed:2018/10/29 A challenging ride to spectacular views!
My amazing AirBnB Superhosts in Imabari recommended I visit here on my first day cycling the Shimanami Kaido - and Im so glad they did! The ride up Mount Kiro was very challenging with several stops...

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Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Yoshiumichouminamiura 487-4 [ map ]
Imabari / Shimanami KaidoArea
Open 24 hours
open everyday
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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.

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