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Mt Sarakura, Kitakyushu

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Mt Sarakura is a 622.2m mountain in Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka, Japan. This mountain is a part of Kitakyūshū Quasi-National Park.OutlineMount Sarakura is one of the major peaks of the Hobashira Mountains, and the most popular peak for visitors on the mountains. The Sarakurayama Cable Car and Sarakurayama Slope Car allow visitors to travel to the top from Yahata. A short walk from the slope car station are several buildings that house transmitters for TV and radio stations that serve Kitakyushu and the surrounding area.There is an observation platform that is popular with tourists as it provides spectacular views of Kitakyushu's "10 Million Dollar Night View". The mountain is selected as one of the New Three Major Night Views of Japan (新日本三大夜景) in 2003.
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  • We have visited Mt Sarakura in Dec 2008 during JICA training . It was our holiday i.e. on sunday. It was a chilly day. Temperature was around 2 DEG C . Cable car was fantastic almost vertical steep cl...  more »
  • Winter season in Japan,Sunset time is coming early,about PM 17:30. If you want to enjoy sunset view & night view,I recommend to you will get on cable about PM4:20. It was strong wind at top of Mt.Sara...  more »
  • We took different routes up and down -both made for pleasant hikes. The night view is amazing, so definitely stay for that if you can. The cable cars stop coming down at 6pm on weekdays, so you'll hav...  more »