The Ashigezaki Observatory is located on a cape in front of Samekado Lighthouse. At the end of the Edo era it was used to monitor foreign ships, and it was also used as a military facility by the Japanese Imperial Army near the end of World War II. However, now it is open to the public to be enjoyed as a general observation deck. This is a spot where visitors can fully bask in the superb view of the Pacific Ocean before them.
You can roam along the Tanesashi Coast walking trail, enjoying the flowers that bloom every season along the way, including rugosa roses.
|Address||Aza Hikagezawa, Same-machi, Hachinohe City|
|Access||By car: 35 minutes from Hachinohe Station, 25 minutes from downtown Hachinohe, 30 minutes from Hachinohe IC on Hachinohe Expressway
By train: 40-minute walk from Same Station on JR Hachinohe Line
By bus: Tanesashi Kaigan Sightseeing Bus Umineko - "Ashigezaki Tenbodai-mae" stop