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Mount Sarakura


Mount Sarakura is the best scenic spot in Kitakyushu-city.

The height of the mountain is 622 meters from sea level. At the top you are presented with a

magnificent and spectacular view of Kitakyushu. ​In 10 minutes, you can reach the summit 

from the Cable Car Station using the Cable car and the Slope car. 


We offer the most dynamic night view in the World.

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. 




Day time view  


We offer you the magnificent and spectacular view.


   Summit of the mountain

        Observatory area

     Top of the mountain


 Munakata and Ashiya

    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. 




General information  


Yahata-higashi-ku, 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-higashi-ku, Kitakyushu-city

Operate from 10:00 to 18:00

No closing days

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



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