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Mt. Sarakura Observatory & Slope-car

Bring family and friends to witness the over 180 degree panoramic view from atop Mt. Sarakura that has been voted one of Japan’s top 3 nightscapes!

Mt. Sarakura Observatory

panoramic view

Visitors can view the entire city and all the way to the Kanmon Channel from the mountaintop observatory.  The facility is wheelchair accessible and features a multipurpose space, toilets and elevators plus a restaurant on the 2nd floor.

   Weekdays 10:00~17:30
   Sat. Sun. Holidays & Summer Vacation 10:00~20:30

Sarakura Slope-car

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 The slope-car features 360 degrees of glass to view the entire city as one makes their way from the cable-car station to the mountaintop observatory!  The slope-car is also wheelchair accessible.

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  • Duration: 3min.
  • Cost (1-way): Adults 200yen, Children 100yen
  • Hours: (operates in sync with the cable car service)
      Weekdays 10:10 (up) ~ 17:50 (down) 
      Weekends & holidays 10:10 (up) ~ 20:50 (down)


Hobashira Cable Co.
Phone: (093) 671-4761


International Policy Division,
Planning and Coordination Bureau,
1-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-8501 JAPAN
Tel: 093-582-2146
(International Calling +81-93-582-2146)
Fax: 093-582-2176