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.
Some paths also available for mountain climbing, for which the area is also loved by city residents.
◯Eight Views from Mt. Sarakura → https://www.gururich-kitaq.com/en/feature/eight-views-from-mt-sarakura
|Address||1481-1 Ogura, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu City|
|Opening hours||April to October: 10:00～22:00 (Last cable car up is at 21:20) November to March: 10:00～20:00 (Last cable car up is at 19:20) *Subject to change, depending on the season. See the website for details. *The above refers to the cable car schedule. *The slope car is linked to the arrival/departure of the cable car.|
|Closed days||On Tuesdays in principle (excluding national holidays, July and August and event dates)|
|Phone number||+81-93-671-4761 (Sarakura Mountain railway Cable Co., Ltd.)|
|Fare||Cable car & Slope car: Adults 1,230,Children 620 Observation Deck:Free|
|Access||Free shuttle bus: Operates between JR Yahata Sta.⇔Mt. Sarakura Cable Car Sanroku Sta. 25 min. on foot or 5 min. by taxi from JR Yahata Sta. Get off at the highway bus Kosoku Sarakurayama Cable Bus Stop, walk 5 min. to Sanroku Sta. Car: Approx. 5 min. from Kitakyushu Urban Expy. Otani Ramp|