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Kyushu Travel Guide

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, comercial 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 and Sumitomo Metal / 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. 



 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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