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Updated: April 2, 2018
Sitting on the side of Miyakejima’s Mt. Oyama is the Shichito Observatory. It’s from here you can see why the island of Miyakejima is often referred to as “the museum of volcanoes.” Formed by a history of eruptions, the land below is dotted with craters, and lined with lava-crafted grooves created from past eruptions.
The platform offers you unforgettable panoramic views of the surrounding neighboring islands such as Kouzushima, Shikinejima, Niijima and the Izu Peninsula. Mt. Oyama is still an active volcano that erupts roughly every 20 years; so if you plan to visit it pays to do your research and be prepared.
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