Sarakura, Kawachi-Higashida area Nature / Scenic spots / See / Play

Sarakurayama (Mount Sarakura) is said to be the foremost of Kitakyushu nightscapes.

Transfer from the cable car to the slope car (a kind of monorail) to arrive at the mountain’s summit of 622 meters, where an observation deck affords you an unbroken view of the city.

The scenery spread out beneath your eyes is called “the 10-billion-dollar nightscape,” and is recognized as one of the New Three Major Night Views of Japan.

The observation deck’s restaurant allows you to enjoy a panorama with a field of view of over 200 degrees while dining.

The Tenku Dome (Sky Dome) on the summit is illuminated with holiday lighting on the weekend, making it a popular destination for couples on a romantic date.

A path is also available for mountain climbing, for which the area is also loved by city residents.


Street address1481-1 Ogura-Oaza, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu City 805-0057
business hoursCable car:
【Weekday】 10:00(Up first ) 18:00(Down final)
【Night operation (Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, special days)】
 21:20(Up final) 22:00(Down final)
Observation Deck: 10:00 a.m. to 30 minutes before the last trip of the cable car.
Regular holiday【Mt.Sarakura Cable car】
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month
※Suspended for maintenance from 17 February to 31 March 2020
phone number+81-93-671-4761 (Sarakura Mountain railway Cable Co., Ltd.)
FeeCable car & Slope car: Adults 1,200,Children 600
Observation Deck:Free
accessApprox. 5-minute taxi ride from JR Yahata Station. Free shuttle bus is available at the station.
*Operating on weekends and holidays. Please inquire about the schedule.




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