The scenery of Matsushima from the observation deck in Kamiamakusa is a superb view you cannot see anywhere else. You can enjoy differing views from two observation decks in the popular spots of Mt. Sengan and Mt. Takabuto. You will never forget that scenery which changes depending on the time - morning, evening and night - once you have seen it. Incidentally, the sights that appear in the video are all places that are okay to enter. (However, it is really dangerous, so you will have do so at your own responsibility!)
There is a parking lot near the summit of Mt. Sengan. It then takes approximately 10 minutes on foot to reach the summit if you walk along the road from there. Alternatively, it takes approximately 15 minutes along the mountain path lined with strangely shaped rocks. There is a rocky area with a superb view ahead of the rocks as you descend down a little from the arbor. If you stand here, you can feel like Amakusa Shiro! (Please check out the video if you are unsure what this means!) If you have the time, we recommend climbing the mountain path lined with rocks while clambering over those rocks and being surprised at their shapes. You can then take the easy route down alongside the road when you return.
You can also go up to the near the summit of Mt. Takabuto by car. You can then reach the observation deck with an approximately 5-minute walk from there. You can view all the five bridges of Amakusa from the observation deck. A landscape will unfold before you that cannot be captured in a photograph. This area makes for particularly good photographs at night and with the setting sun. If time permits, this is a place you will want to visit many times to see various superb views during the day, at night and with the setting sun.
|Shop or Facility Name||Mt. Sengan Observatory|
|Address||Aitsu, Matsushima-machi, Kamiamakusa-shi, Kumamoto|
(Tourism Division, Economic Development Department, City of Kamiamakusa)
|Shop or Facility Name||Mt. Takabuto Observatory|
|Address||Amura, Matsushima-machi, Kamiamakusa-shi, Kumamoto (You can climb to the top from the Takabuto Park Trailhead.|
|Tel||0964-26-5512 (Tourism Division, Economic Development Department, City of Kamiamakusa)|
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