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Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory

Akiyoshidai, Shuhocho Akiyoshi, Mine 754-0511, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 837-62-0115
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Bizzare Ugly Sad place to visit, and I am being kind.

Burn down an entire forest, Kill all wildlife (birds frogs deer monkeys rodents), call it a... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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Recommend to visit in Spring or Fall

A wonderful view of a large karst plateau, but because it's a plateau, if you're not so interested... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
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“fall” (2 reviews)
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Akiyoshidai, Shuhocho Akiyoshi, Mine 754-0511, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 837-62-0115
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Burn down an entire forest, Kill all wildlife (birds frogs deer monkeys rodents), call it a beautiful park, sell it as a tour bus stop to see limestone rocks. This is scorched earth. Go figure. Never in a million years would I ever expect to...More

Thank Bradbailey
Reviewed 25 August 2016

A wonderful view of a large karst plateau, but because it's a plateau, if you're not so interested in topography, just passing through there by car may satisfy you. It seems hard to find a nice shade of a tree, I recommend to go there...More

Thank きょうとっこ
Reviewed 29 July 2016

If you're done with the cave and need something else to do, have a walk around the area and check out the karst formations. It was nice but I've seen more spectacular views elsewhere in Japan. I do think I saw a bear in the...More

Thank Earthstuff
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Interesting place to hike around. I probably wasn't supposed to, but I took my bicycle out and nobody stopped me. Granted, I didn't see any signs saying I couldn't do that either.

Thank whatsthishowdoieven
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Huge and amazing karst landscape in this area. There are actually hiking trails all the way across the landscape but be prepared to spend a few hours since the area is pretty big. Feels nice and quiet in the middle of the plateau, which also...More

Thank TimothySoh2015
Reviewed 23 October 2014

we got here around 3 pm in Oct,spreading just over the hill, filled with green grass and limestone rocks. Being able to see 360degrees,limestones are like sheep are eating grasses.fittable for a prety woman standing and taking pictures.

Reviewed 25 July 2014

Free of charge, but 20min (by car) away from nearest train station (Mine Station). Either go by car or by bus. Bus schedule and fares can be found here: http://english.karusuto.com/html/access/ The observatory gives a beautiful view of the Akiyoshidai. The mountain range seems to go...More

Thank lithiumbass
Reviewed 25 March 2014

If you are going to the caves take some time to go up top to the observatory and look over the Karst Landscape. Very dramatic and affecting

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 1 March 2012

This observation deck provides a panoramic view of the Karst Plateau, with a map pinpointing what you are viewing.

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