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Toyohashi Station 

[Mt. Zao Observation Platform]

Enjoy Tahara City's beautiful nature and night view

Located at the top of Mt. Zao, the Observation Platform offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Mikawa Bay, Chita Peninsula, Cape Irago, and the Pacific Ocean. The facility includes a floor where visitors can learn about the seasonal changes and culture of Tahara City through hands-on experiences. There is also a hiking course up to the observation deck on the 4th floor, 250 meters above ground. It takes about 50 minutes to get all the way up. At night, the Observation Platform is lit up with illuminations that change with the seasons. The magical atmosphere is like walking among the stars. Zao Panorama Café serves a wide variety of dishes using local Tahara ingredients.
Posted photos Main You can see a beautiful night view from the slopes.
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Upper left: There is a huge map of Atsumi Peninsula's tourist spots on the floor of the observation deck on the 4th floor. Upper right: The Observation Platform is illuminated at night, creating a magical atmosphere. Bottom: The 3rd floor introduces highlights of Tahara City with motion graphics.
 
Address Zao 1-46, Uracho, Tahara City, Aichi
Phone +81-531-22-0426 (Japanese only)
Opening hours Observation deck floor: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Hands-on experience floor: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Zao Panorama Café: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
* The Observation Platform illuminations are from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Holidays Open every day (Panorama Café and the hands-on experience floor are closed on Tuesdays.)
Admission fee Free
Access Alight at "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, and go to "Shin-Toyohashi Station" of Toyohashi Railroad. Take the Toyohashi Railroad Atsumi Line for approx. 35 minutes, and alight at "Mikawa Tahara Station". Take the Tahara City Gururin Bus Shigaichi Nishi Line for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Gongen no Mori", and walk for approx. 40 minutes. Alternatively, take a taxi from "Mikawa Tahara Station" for approx. 15 minutes.
URL Atsumi Hantou Visitors Bureau
https://www.taharakankou.gr.jp/eng/see/single.php?cat=see&id=006
* Depending on the weather, natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / articles above.

updated on Sep 30, 2019

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