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Ishidake Observatory

石岳展望台

Southern Kujukushima

An observatory where you can get the whole panoramic view of Kujukushima. The view of the islands from above is absolutely spectacular!!

It is an observation deck which has a great view of Kujukushima located at the top of Mt.Ishidake with an altitude of 191 meters. For the view of 360 degrees, many photographers, both professionals and amateurs, visit here to capture the grand spectacule of the islands below their eyes. The scenery of islands that appear in the beginning of the Hollywood movie "Last Samurai" was shot from here.

Address
〒857-1231
2277 Funakoshi-cho, Sasebo, Nagasaki pref.
Parking
30 cars
Directions
By car/ Approx. 15 min. from Sasebo Station
By bus/ Take the bus bound for "Shimofunakoshi" or "Tenkaiho" via "Doshokubutsuen"(Zoological & Botanical Garden), get off at "Doshokubutsuen mae", approx. 15 min. on foot.