Kochiyama Observatory

MAPCODE for car park : 476 293 784

Kochiyama Observatory is definitely the best observatory on Amami Oshima island. Customers can enjoy the amazing view of the Amami strait and Kakeroma island which has the Rias coast. Altitude is 415m, even though it is only 2km away from the sea. Therefore, The view from this observation deck on a steep walking path is definitely the best. From the magnificent observatory, you can enjoy a wonderful view below. It's worth the trip. It's a must-see spot in Amami Oshima.

There are two walking routes from the parking lot to the observatory.
Route from the front of the parking lot: It is a route that takes 7 to 8 minutes on foot due to the intense ups and downs.
Route from the back of the parking lot: It is a route that arrives in about 5 minutes with gentle ups and downs.
Therefore, if you hurry to the observatory, we recommend the route from the back of the parking lot, and if you want to take a walk in nature, we recommend the route from the front.

Only by rental car travelers can visit.

Required to walk 5 min from parking to observatory.

About 1 hour and 5 minutes by car or 43km from/to Nazeko Town in the center of Amami Oshima.
About 1 hour and 40 minutes by car or 72km from/to the Amami Airport.

Opening Hours
Average Staying Time
30 minutes
Parking fee
Admission fee
Monthly Recommend Rate

Drive Route which include this spot

2D1N Routes

If you have 2 days and 1 night, we invite you to explore the suburbs of Fukuoka. You have three main destinations suggested like Kitakyushu/Shionoseki, Takeo/Ureshino and very famous Onsen towns such as Yufuin/Beppu which are worth checking out. It is recommended for travelers who do not dispose of much time but who would not only want to visit Fukuoka City but also other places. However, 2 Days and 1 Night is very limited and we highly recommend to at least choose route with 3 days and 2 nights, or longer if you can. Additionally, it is risky to take a flight or bullet train after returning your car as external environment concerns can happen and can't be predicted. This is why we would advise to stay one night at Fukuoka.

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
4609AmamiAmamireturn_tripbusy280 km¥ 0check

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