Top 3 stunning night views in Japan
1. Inasayama Observatory Park Nagasaki
Nagasaki, surrounded by mountains, is one of Japan’s Top 3 Night View spots together with Hakodate and Kobe. In 2012, Nagasaki was recognised as among the World’s Top 3 Night View spots alongside Monaco and Hong Kong. Enjoy the romantic art of lights!
The most popular viewing spot is at an altitude of 333m. The lights of the houses on the mountain slopes and of the city at the mountainʼs foot, enable you to enjoy a 3-dimensional night view. At the observatory, there are stair-like chairs and 170 LEDs embedded at your feet, so you can enjoy 30 different light shows.
Bus + Nagasaki Cable Car
Free Loop Bus
2. Roppongi Hills Tokyo
Tokyo City View Mori Tower Level 52
Enjoy today’s Tokyo with a panoramic view
An observatory floor that occupies the upper levels of Mori Tower. You can overlook Tokyo Tower and the famous Toranomon Hills. It is also recommended to visit the observatory from early to late evening.
Admission ¥ 1,800
10 am – 10.30 pm Last admission (last admission is open up to 12am on a day before Friday, Saturday, and holiday)
Non-scheduled rest days.
Sky Deck Rooftop of Mori Tower
Tokyo’s best outdoor observatory That you can feel the sky
An observatory corridor located at 270m above sea level, the tallest outdoor observatory in Tokyo. You can enjoy the scenery as if you are a bird when you stand on top either one of the 2 observatory decks.
Admission ¥500 (Additional fee on top of the admission fee ¥1,800 for Tokyo City View)
11am – 7.30pm Last admission
Non-scheduled rest days.
The observatory hosts stellar observation event, using astronomical telescopes during Tanabata week (early July) and any period when you can observe some meteor stream (Reservation required, fees apply)
The piture shown here is from pre-renovation days
3. Mount Hakodate Hokkaido
Gazing upon the night scenery of Mount Hakodate from a height of 334m is one of the highlights of Hakodate. Named the most beautiful night scenery in Japan, this place has received high praises from tourists, and people who enjoy night-watching. Besides the night scenery, the newly renovated gondola, and dining and bar spots provide great entertainment.
The rope-way is usually taken to get to the mountaintop, but you can also get there by bus and taxi. However, during the winter, from mid Nov to end April, all roads are closed. If you’re traveling by bus or taxi, you will only reach the bottom/ foot of the mountain. Also, during the summer, from end April to mid October, ordinary vehicles are not allowed to travel from 5pm~10pm.
Mount Hakodate Ropeway
Mount Hakodate mountain climbing bus
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