At a height of 513 meters, Kunimigaoka is famous for its "sea of clouds." The best time to see of this sea of clouds from the Kunimigaoka Observation deck is from autumn through early winter in the early morning of chilly days when there's no wind and a bit of dampness in the air. Mist covers the Takachiho Basin and the surrounding mountains, resulting in a scene that looks like an ink painting. During autumn the observation deck bustles with people, even in the early morning. The allure of the Kunimigaoka Observation Deck doesn't end at the sea of clouds, though: on sunny days, the Chiho mountains and calm scenery of terraced rice fields can be seen in the east, and a figure that looks like a Buddha lying down and the Mt. Aso peaks can be seen to the west. Well worth the early rise, stop by to see the breathtaking beauty.
〒882-1102 Oshikata, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki District, Miyazaki Get directions