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Kyushu Travel Guide in Japan

Mount Sarakura


Mount Sarakura is the best scenic spot in Kitakyushu-city

The dynamic city where one million people are living and working, is creating the

beautiful Night view which you have never seen before.

The night view from the mount Sarakura is chosen the three major Night View in Japan

along with Nagasaki from mount Inasa.

The area of Night view is the largest in the World ; about 40km east to west and 10km south to north 

And also the number of lighting to create the night view is the largest in the World. 




At the summit, 622 meter from the sea level, you are presented with a magnificent and spectacular

view of all over Kitakyushu-city. Almost all the industrial, commercial and residential areas in

Kitakyushu-city can be seen from the top of the mountain.


     Top area of the mountain

        Observatory area

     Summit of the mountain


Day time view  

We offer you the magnificent and spectacular view.


  Munakata, Asiya and Yahata

    Yahata and Wakamatsu

    Tobata, Kokura and Moji


      From the Cable car

       From the Cable car 




            Wakato Bridge

        Kanmonkyo Bridge


Nippon Steel / Yawata Works


          Yahata area

             Tobata area

               Kokura area


Access to the summit  

Easy access to the summit by using the Cable Car and Slope Car.



Cable car station


Cable car


Slope car

Cable car

The longest cable car in Kyushu, the total length is 1,100 metre from the Moutain-foot Station to 

the Summit Station, connecting the elevation difference 440 metre in 5 minutes

Slope Car
The self-drived monorail, the inclination angle of the rail changes while running, but the floor is

always kept horizontally by the hydraulic control system. connecting the the total length of

159 metre rail in 3 minutes from the Cable Car Top Station to the Summit.




You can also enjoy a Trekking instead of using Cable car and Slope car.

It takes about one and half hours on foot to top of the mountain from the Cable Car Station. 



 Location of Kitakyushu-city





General information  


Yahata-higasiku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture

Access to

Cable car Station

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kokura Station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Beppu

Access to


10 minutes by Cable car and Slope car from Cable car station to the Summit

90 minutes on foot from Cable car station to the Summit

Sarakura yama

Cable car

Address of Cable car Station : 1481-1 Ogura, Yahata-higashiku, Kitakyushu-city

Operate from 10:00 to 18:00

No closng days

Round trip fare : JPY 1,200 (Cable car and Slope car are utilized) 


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