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|
|Opening hours||April to October: 10:00～22:00 (Last up-train 21:20)|
November to March: 10:00～20:00 (Last up-train 19:20)
|Closed days||On Tuesdays in principle (excluding national holidays, July and August and event dates)|
And 5 days from the 1st Monday to Friday of June (for annual inspection)
|Fare||Round-trip ticket （cable car & slope car)|
Adult JPY 1230.
Children JPY 630.
|Access||5min by taxi from JR Yahata Station|