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Updated: April 2, 2018

Weather Station Observatory ウェザーステーション展望台

Mikazukiyama, Chichijima, Ogasawara-mura, Tokyo

Whale watching and some of the best sunset viewing on Chichijima

Only accessible by a 24-hour ferry ride from Tokyo, Chichijima isn’t one of the easiest places in Japan to get to. Those who visit, however, say it’s worth the journey. To get a better view of the area, head to the Weather Station Observatory located on the northwestern corner of the island.

Chichijima offers a network of observation points and trails you can explore, but this observatory, located about a 30-minute walk from Futami Port, is one of the highlights. One of the best places on the island to watch the setting sun, make sure to bring your binoculars if you’re visiting between February and April when humpback whales frequent the island waters.

How to Get There

  • 10 mins on foot from Mikazukiyama Iriguchi Bus Stop

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms |

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