Mt. Kiro

Located at the southern tip of Oshima, this observatory park on top of Mt. Kiro was selected by Travel Lovers as number 2 on TripAdvisor's Observatory Spots in Japan 2017".
The view is said to be the best of the Shimanami Kaido. The building itself, designed by architect Kengo Kuma, is placed underground. It's complicated design is highly evaluated by the architectural world. From here you view enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Panorama observatory bridge

From the observatory, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the Seto Inland Sea and it's islands. On sunny days, you can also see Mt. Ishizuchi, with the highest peak in western Japan.

Spreading the beauty of the small islands in Seto Island Sea

The world's first triple suspension bridge the "Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge" and the tidal currents of "Kurushima-Kaikyo". One of Japan's three major rapid tides. Ships coming and going from the islands of the Seto Inland Sea set out before your eyes.

Observatory designed by Kengo Kuma

In 1994 at the summit of Oshima island in the Seto Inland Sea an attempt was made to "erase architecture". An "invisible architecture" was proposed using concave hole-like shapes in contrast to object-type and convex architecture.

View of the Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge and the beautiful sunset

Mt.Kiro Observation Park, with an altitude of 307.8m, is located at the southern tip of Oshima and is designated as Setonaikai National Park. From the Panorama Observatory Bridge designed by Kengo Kuma, you can see the world's first triple suspension bridge the "Kurushima Kaikyo Bridge". You can also see the tidal currents of "Kurushima Kaikyo" which is one of the three major rapid tides in Japan. On clear sunny days, you can see Mt. Ishizuchi, with the highest peak in western Japan. In addition, the Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge and the night view of Imabari City are also must-sees. In 2017, "Kurushima-Kaikyo'' as seen from the summit of Mt. Kiro was selected as one of the 88 views of Shikoku. The view ranked 2nd on Trip Advisor's "Japan's Best Observation Spots chosen by Travel Lovers.

Mt. Kiro
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The Mystery of Kirosan Observation Park

The Kurushima-Kaikyo Bridge can be seen from the Mt. Kiro Observatory. How many cultural properties of the Japanese Heritage ""Murakami Kaizoku"" or Murakami Kaizoku can be seen around it?
A. 6 properties B. 7 properties C. 9 properties

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User guide of Mt. Kiro observatory park

Address 487-4 Minamiura, Yoshiumi-cho, Imabari city, Ehime Prefecture
Telephone 0897-84-2111(Imabari City Hall, Resident Service Division)
Business hours Free admission, open 24 hours
Closing day Open all year round
Price Admission is free
Parking Available (18 ordinary cars, 6 large cars), free