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
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
the Shimanami Art Museum and
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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|