Nbufuru Observatory (Scenic spot)

Nbufuru observatory is located in the central area of Taketomi-jima Island, and it is built on the roof of a private house with the iron frame assembled. The meaning of“Nbfuru” is the name of hill in Taketomi-jima Island. They say that a long time ago, cattle made the hill in one night while howling “Nubfuru, Nbufuru”. The name was applied from this legend. This observatory is the place of an unparalleled view, which can command a whole view of the Yaeyama Islands.