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ishigaki island kannonzaki viewpoint

After an excellent lunch at the restaurant of Fusaki Resort Village Fusaki Resort Village, I went for a walk to the Kannonzaki viewpoint. The viewpoint is positioned on the south west coast of Ishigaki island, just across the road from the Toujin grave. The observation point is set in a small park equipped with shaded picnic tables which provide a welcome escape from Yaeyama’s fierce sunlight. Although the location itself isn’t of special interest the view which it offers is impressive, and is a great place to watch the sun setting over the East China Sea. It also does provide a vantage point for enjoying views of the surrounding islands. Taketomi island can be clearly viewed on the other side of the narrow stretch of water which separates it from Ishigaki. To the west the imposing silhouette of Iriomote can be seen in the distance.

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