Horizon Observatory

Panoramic views of Choshi! You may even see Mt.Fuji!

The observatory is located on Mt.Atago, the highest spot in Choshi, and offers a 360 degrees view of the surrounding area.
Looking at the view from here we can truly appreciate the fact that the earth is round!
On a fine day, we can see all the way from Kashima Bay and Mt.Tsukuba in the north, across the vast stretch of Pacific Ocean to the Byoubugaura cliffs and Kujukuri Bay in the west. If we are lucky, we can even catch a glimpse of Mt.Fuji.
And if the views aren't enough... there is a well-stocked souvenir shop!


Hommage to Japanese artists.

Choshi's natural beauty has inspired generations of Japanese writers and painters.
In the exhibition space you will find replicas of the commemorative tablets which are dotted around the city, paying hommage to these great artists.


By train

Take the "Choshi Dentetsu Line" from "Choshi Stn". and get off at "Inubo Stn".
Approx.15 mins walk uphill from "Inubo Stn".

Time Required Approx.32 mins
Cost Approx.340 yen
  1. From Inubo station

    Turn right out of the station and cross the railroad tracks. Cross over the road and keep going straight.
    On the left you will see Manganji temple. Enter the grounds and follow the small path on the left hand side up the side of the hill.
    At the end, turn right and follow the road up to the top of the hill.

By bus

Take the bus bound for "Nagasaki" from "bus stop #5" at "Choshi Stn". and get off at "Tokaijinja bus stop".
Approx.7 mins walk from the "Tokaijinja bus stop".
※Misaki Meguri shuttle bus runs only on Saturdays ,Sundays,National holidays,7/21-8/31,1/1-1/3.

Time Required Approx.27 mins
Cost Approx.320 yen
  1. From Tokaijima bus stop

    Take the road leading to the direction of Inubosaki.
    Turn left after about 50m and follow the winding path up the hill. The Observatory is at the top.

By Bus

Take the "Misaki Meguri shuttle bus" from "bus stop #4" at "Choshi Station" and get off at "Tikyutenbokan bus stop".
Approx.1 min walk from "Tikyutenbokan bus stop".

Time Required Approx.30 mins
Cost One day pass 500 yen
Two day pass 700 yen
(Half fare for children under 12)
By taxi

Ask the driver to take you to "Chikyu no Marukumieru Oka Tenbodai".

Time Required Approx.10 mins
Cost Approx.1,360 yen


Address 1421-1 Tenboudai,Choshi
Opening hours April - September
9:00-18:30 (Last admission 18:00)
9:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Closed Open all year round
Admission charges Adults: 380 yen
Children under 15: 200 yen,
Over65:  330 yen
Car parking available
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