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A Bayside Numazu Landmark with a 360-degree Observatory
Built in 2004, View-O is both a popular Numazu sightseeing spot and a gigantic gate designed to protect the city from tsunamis. At 40 m wide and 9.3 m tall and weighing 406 tons, it is one of the largest water gates in Japan and is designed to automatically shut within five minutes of a large earthquake occurring.

Above the gate, 30 m off the ground, is an observatory that offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding landscape, including Mt. Fuji, the Hakone mountains, the Numazu Alps, Suruga Bay and Osezaki Cape. View-O is also lit up beautifully at night and makes for a popular dating spot where couples can take in the breathtaking nightscape together after a fresh seafood dinner in nearby Numazu Port.

Numazu Port and View-O in the Evening

Address 〒410-0867 静岡県沼津市千本1905-27
Telephone Number 055-964-1300(Numazu Tourist Association)
Open 10:00-20:00 (10:00-14:00 on Thursdays)
Closures None (with occasional exceptions for maintenance work)
Price 100 yen for adults, 50 yen for elementary school students
Access Approx. 10 minutes by bus from JR Numazu Station. Get off at Numazu Port.
Approx. 25 minutes' drive from the Numazu IC on the Tomei Expressway.
Car Park Available (reservations required for large buses)