Tour of Japan Night View Heritage Model Course

Night View Heritage sites are screened and certified by the Japan Night View Heritage office through voting and on-site surveys by the office and night view meisters nationwide. There are seven certified night views in Kitakyushu. This is a tour of four of the night views that can be enjoyed through the year.
*Time required: around 4 hours by car using Kitakyushu Urban Expressway partway

Japan Night View Heritage in Kitakyushu Certified
2004: Mt. Sarakura, Mojiko Retro Observation Room
2012: Illumination in Kokura (only in winter)
2013: Mt. Takato Park
2014: Tobata Gion Matsuri (Festival), only three days over the 4th weekend every July
2017: Adachi Park
2020: Mekari Park Observation Deck No.2


  • START : JR Kokura Station

  • 車:約30分 30 minutes by car

  • 01. Mt. Takato Park

    You can reach Mt. Takato after passing through the illuminated Wakato Bridge.
    The night view from the observation deck at the top of the mountain is dubbed a "jewel box hidden by Kappa, the water imp". You can see a beautiful nightscape of not only iconic spots like Wakato Bridge, Hibikinada Sea, and Mt. Sarakura, but also a variety of factories in Kitakyushu. It is as beautiful as a star-studded sky.

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  • 車:約30分 30 minutes by car

  • 02. Mt. Sarakura

    The top of Mt. Sarakura and the night view of Mt. Sarakura was recognized as a sacred place for lovers in April 2015. There is a sky dome and a heart-shaped monument where couples might see Ainoshima (the Island of Love) when they hold hands.

    *Please check the official website for the operating hours of Mt. Sarakura Cable Car and Slope Car :

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  • 車:約30分 30 minutes by car

  • 03. Mojiko Retro Observation Room

    Operating hours from September 2020
    10:00-21:00 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays
    10:00-17:00 from Monday through Thursday

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  • 車:約10分 10 minutes by car

  • 04. Mekari Park Observation Deck No. 2

    This Observation Deck offers a magnificent view of the Kanmon Strait below, and is an excellent spot for photos of Kanmon Bridge.
    Certified as a Japan Night View Heritage site in July 2020, it boasts beautiful night views of Kanmon Bridge and cityscapes of both Kitakyushu and Shimonoseki.

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  • 車:約25分 25 minutes by car

  • GOAL : Kokura Station