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Skypark Mt. Kanpu Panorama Observation Deck
Oga Peninsula sticks out into the Sea of Japan on the west side of Akita. Skypark Mt. Kanpu Panorama Observation Deck is located on top of the grass-covered mountain Mt. Kanpu on this Oga Peninsula. From this observation deck, there is nothing that blocks your view in any given direction. The observation deck rotates a full round in 13 minutes and you can view the Sea of Japan and the surrounding scenery all at once while rotating 360 degrees. There is also a restaurant where you can dine while looking at this marvelous view.
- 62 Wakimoto Tominaga Kanpuzan, Oga-shi, Akita
- Contact No.
- 10-min taxi ride from JR Wakimoto Station
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 8:30-17:00 (may change depending on season)
Open throughout the season (closed from mid-Dec to early Mar)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Admission fee
- Entry 540 yen
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Great Scenery from the Observation Deck
The altitude of Mt. Kanpu is 355 meters. The observation deck on the top of this mountain is a four-story building and its top floor is a rotating observation room. This is an amazing view and on a clear day, you can see the horizon on the ocean, mountains and even villages and lakes in the distance all at once. Sometimes you will spot paragliders flying elegantly.
Eat Local Akita Cuisine with a View
The first floor of the observation building is a big restaurant where you can enjoy the local cuisine of Akita or typical foods of Oga Peninsula. It's a special experience to savor the local flavors while looking at the beautiful view of the ocean and the mountains.
Ice Cream Made with Ogan Peninsula's Sea Water
Oga-shio soft cream is a dessert of Oga Peninsula that you can only get here at this observatory. This vanilla ice cream contains salt taken from Oga Peninsula and a seaweed called hondawara and is very popular in recent years.