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Tahara-City Mt. Zao Observation Platform (Zaosan Tenbodai)

  • Mt. Zao Observation Platform (Zaosan Tenbodai)
  • Mt. Zao Observation Platform (Zaosan Tenbodai)
  • Mt. Zao Observation Platform (Zaosan Tenbodai)
  • Mt. Zao Observation Platform (Zaosan Tenbodai)
  • Mt. Zao Observation Platform (Zaosan Tenbodai)

Mt. Zao Lookout

Atsumi Peninsula is full of great sights, but the Mt. Zao Observation Platform is holder of a special place among them. At 250 meters above sea level, it provides a 360-degree view of Tahara-City, Mikawa Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It features toilets, shop, restaurant, vending machines and other welcome amenities. Wind turbines placed atop the mountain produce some 300 kilowatts of clean, renewable energy and adds to the curiousness of the place. On the clearest days, even Mt. Fuji can be spotted from here. In the fall, thousands gather for the popular Mt. Zao Autumn Leaf Festival.

Perched on Mt. Zao and overlooking the calm of Mikawa Bay and tall waves of the Pacific Ocean, this observation deck offers gorgeous 360° panoramic views. It is even possible to see Mt. Fuji on fine, cloudless days. At night, with the warm, bright lights of the Atsumi Peninsula sprawling out below, and the sparkling blanket of moon and stars in the night sky, it's no wonder this spot was selected as one of the Best 100 Night Views of Japan.

Sand, Sun, Sea, Surf and Love on Atsumi Peninsula

Aichi Prefecture is said to look like a south-facing crab, with the Chita Peninsula as the left pincer and the Atsumi Peninsula on the right, enclosing Mikawa Bay. Most of the Atsumi Peninsula is part of the Mikawa-Wan Quasi National Park, with some of the most beautiful coastlines and ocean views in Aichi. It is also noted for its temperate climate, due to the warm Kuroshio Current just offshore, making it a popular summer retreat. Fascinating rock formations along the tip of the peninsula add to the breathtaking beauty of the area.


  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi
Location : 〒441-3401
1-46 Zao, Ura-cho, Tahara-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Admission free of charge
days / hours
: Outer facility and surrounding park always open.
Observation Platform Building: from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Café, Shop: from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Café and Shop only, Tuesdays closed)
Parking : Available, free of charge (4 parking lots, total cap. 110 cars)
Restrooms : Available
Holidays : Observation Platform open every day; Café and Shop closed on Tuesdays
Phone number : 0531-22-0426

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From JR Nagoya Station, ride to JR Toyohashi Station. From Shin-Toyohashi Station on the Toyotetsu Atsumi Line, alight at Mikawa-Tahara Station. Take the Tahara City Gururin Bus Downtown West Line (田原市ぐるりんバス 市街地西線) for 10 min. and get off at Gongen-no-Mori (権現の森). Walk northwards 30 min. by the uphill winding road west of the bus stop. (Reference:
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    •Approx. 90 min. from Hamamatsu I.C. on the Tomei Expressway
    •Approx. 60 min. from Otowa-Gamagori I.C. on the Tomei Expressway

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