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Sagiridai Observatory

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Address: Yufuincho Kawakami, Yufu 879-5102, Oita Prefecture
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Free attraction but closed off

Closed off but we an aged to get some photos of the mountain and valley. The late afternoon sun was not great for the photos of the valley but nonetheless a great view of the... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Closed off but we an aged to get some photos of the mountain and valley. The late afternoon sun was not great for the photos of the valley but nonetheless a great view of the surrounds. Spend under 10 mins if that. We left Yufuin en route to Beppu.

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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

On the way to Beppu we came across this observatory and was attracted by the views it offers. Yufuin area and Mount Yufu can been seen from here. There is a shop that sell local snack available if you feel the need to compliment the great views.

1 Thank EddieLeungHK
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

It was one of my favorite place in Japan. Seeing the valey, surrounded by hills of yufu mount with grasses that changes color each season. breezy afternoon. silent sunset. nice ice cream. Just perfect for creating memories. Need to go back!

1 Thank Arif F
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 27 November 2015

It is located between Yufudake and Yufu city. Could drop by if you're on the way. There's a small shop and washroom.

1 Thank gnowkeenz
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

After you drive for an hour, this is a great stop to have a stretch. Fantastic panoramic view there. There are a small shop. Remember to try the sesame soft ice cream. The taste is so great. If you are not full, you can try the soy bean hard ice cream too.

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Reviewed 22 December 2014

Past by here on the way to Yufuin and glad that we made the stop. Can see the whole town from where, and the majestic mountain as background. Great photography stop!

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