The “Kikuseidai Observation Platform” in the Rokko Mountains is one of the “three major night views in Japan”. This name was given as a place where you can enjoy the beautiful starry sky that you can scoop up with as if you reach out. Today, it is a night view spot where you can enjoy artificial stars sparkling on the ground. The observation plaza of the Kikuseidai Observation Platform has a path with constellations drawn, and at night, the phosphorescent material sparkles and you can enjoy a fantasy atmosphere.
This Kikuseidai Observation Platform is near the top of Mount Maya at an altitude of 702 meters. It is also popular with tourists because it can be reached quickly from the city center of Kobe using a cable car and a ropeway.
The night view of Kobe is at a higher altitude than Mt. Hakodate (334 meters) in Hakodate, which is counted as one of the “three major night views in Japan”, and Mt. Inasa (333 meters) in Nagasaki. That is one of the attractions of Kobe’s night view. Taking advantage of the altitude, the panoramic view of Osaka from the west to Akashi in the east is one of the best places in Kansai. The gorgeous night view that shines overflowing from sight attracts visitors gorgeously.
Looking down from the Rokko Mountains, the city of Kobe is decorated with colorful illuminations and is as beautiful as the sparkling stars. Why do not you enjoy the shine of both the heavens and the earth in a place between the stars shining on the heavens and the shining lights on the ground.
Mt. Rokko spread out behind the city of Kobe and is a popular tourist spot where you can enjoy beautiful nature and night views. The view toward the sea can be seen from Osaka in the east to the Akashi Strait in the west.
On a clear day, the panoramic view of the Shikoku region is popular as a viewpoint where you can enjoy one of the major views in Japan. The spectacular night view of Kobe that can’t be seen from the end to the end of the field of view is called the night view of “10 million dollars”. Many tourists come from Japan and abroad to see the beautiful stars on the earth that shine throughout the year.
Introducing access to “Kikuseidai Observation Platform”. First, let’s aim for “Shin-Kobe Station” of Japan Railway Sanyo Shinkansen. From there, you can reach the cable car “Maya Cable Sta.” In about 20 minutes by taxi. From there, transfer to the cable car and ropeway, and it will take about 20 minutes to “Hoshi no Eki Sta.”.
The round trip from the city center of Kobe to the observatory is just under 4 hours. You can enjoy the feeling of a mountain resort, a barbecue at a restaurant on the mountain, and a night view. The famous “Kikuseidai Observation Platform” is a date spot, but it’s definitely a memory of a fun trip, not only for lovers but also for families.
Enjoy nature and the night view
“Kikuseidai” is an observation deck established in Mt. Maya in Nada Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. It is located at an altitude of about 700 meters, but you can climb easily by connecting Maya Cable car and Maya Ropeway. From the top of the mountain, you can see Port Island, Rokko Island, Osaka Bay and Wakayama on the opposite bank, as well as the Keihanshin Metropolitan area. In the evening you can enjoy the night view of Kobe which can be mentioned as one of Japan’s three major night views.
The sightseeing spots of the Mt. Rokko spreading out behind Kobe city are the popular famous tourist places where you can enjoy nature and the night view. From this place, you can have a distant view from Osaka in the east and to the straits of Akashi in the west.
The large panorama to be able to look around to the Shikoku on a clear day is popular as a view point where you can fully enjoy the night view which is one of Japan’s leading scale. The night view of splendid Kobe as extremely large to be captured within your sight is named “a night view of 10 million dollars”.
The Japan’s three major night view
A night view of Kobe counted in one of “the Japan’s three major night view” along with Hakodate, Nagasaki. The town of Kobe from the Rokko Mountains is colored by colorful illuminations and is beautiful as sparkling stars. At a place caught in stars shining on the sky and the light glittering on the ground, you can enjoy the sky and the ground brightness.
The illuminated Kobe Port Tower
In the bay area in the harbor land or the mosaic garden, you can enjoy a gorgeous night view based on orange light. The illuminated Kobe Port Tower is very famous as beautiful appearance from the outside, but the 360-degree scenery from the inside is the best part, too.
The cityscape filled with an air of exoticism
Kobe, that were surrounded by light. This beauty that was given by the nature enveloped the sea and the mountain, and the cityscape filled with an air of exoticism is a thing only in Kobe. Well, to look for your night view spot, would you like to go to night Kobe?
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||A night view of 10 million dollars of Kobe|
|Adresse:||Mt. Maya Kikuseidai Observation Platform|
Mayasancho 2-2 Kobe Nada-ku, Hyogo 657-0105 Japan
|Access:||Hankyu Dentetsu Railway Kobe-sen Line “Ojikoen-eki Station” (21 minute walk to the “Maya Cable Station” of Maya Viewline)|
|Tel:||(+81) 78-861-2998 (Maya Viewline “Hoshi No Eki” Station)|
|Price/Charge:||*Admission to the observation deck is free.|
Cable line & Ropeway line (from Maya Cable Sta. to Hoshi no Eki Sta.)
900 yen (Adult)
450 yen (Child)
1560 yen (Adult)
Adult fare will be charged for passengers aged 12 and above, and child fare will be charged for passengers aged 6 years or older and younger than 12.
Please refer the official web page.
|Official site:||Maya Viewline (Ropeway)|