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Ishidake Observatory

2277 Funakoshicho, Sasebo 857-1231, Nagasaki Prefecture
+81 956-22-6630
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Great view of 99 Islands and sunset

This is a great location for taking stunning pictures. The road going up is single line which can... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Panama City, Florida
Another great view point for Kujukushima

As mentioned in my other reivew for Tenkaiho, Sasebo is well known for Kujukushima, known as 99... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Hong Kong, China
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6 Nov 2017
“Great view of 99 Islands and sunset”
15 Aug 2017
“Another great view point for Kujukushima”
2277 Funakoshicho, Sasebo 857-1231, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is a great location for taking stunning pictures. The road going up is single line which can get interesting when meeting cars. The walking paths are rocks and dirt and is not handicap accessible.

Thank fiensiferum
Reviewed 16 August 2017

As mentioned in my other reivew for Tenkaiho, Sasebo is well known for Kujukushima, known as 99 islands. After visiting Tenkaiho, our guide book also listed Ishidake Observatory as a good view point of Kujukushima. I agree that this is also a great place to...More

Thank jeni_hk
Reviewed 5 June 2017

It's worth it to go here if you are passing through Nagasaki. There's a 300m walk to get up to the look out point on an uneven path with some large rock steps (for those who have trouble walking) but you can take it slowly....More

Thank Tanya M
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Stunning view of the Kujukushima Islands. There is not much parking space, and the Sasebo Sightseeing Cruise Bus does not stop there, so plan accordingly. If you take the bus up to Kujukushima Pearl Resort, sit on the left side of the bus and you...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Take the boat trip before you come to overlook the 99 islands. If you drive, prepare 3-4 hours to visit the kujukushima ( 99 islands). There are altogether 4 overlook stops of kujukushima. Visit 2 overlooks which serves different angles.

1  Thank ChungkaiSin
Reviewed 20 May 2015

this is one of the best place to view kukuju islands. I suggest you to arrive before evening to take a good photo of sunset. When I arrived there on 5 April 2015, the weather is not really good but I still can still a...More

1  Thank alexchwoo
Reviewed 29 July 2014

I went there on the beginning of July and there's nobody but me who was walking up to the observatory. I took bus in front of Sasebo station to the bus stop in front of the road up to Ishidake observatory, and it took about...More

5  Thank SiawjernHuang
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Marvelous views from this platform high above the Zoo. You can see both the entire city and harbor as well as amazing views of the Kujûkushima Islands. Highly to be recommended!

2  Thank Stoic1948
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