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Kikuseidai Platform is an observation platform located near the top of Mt. Maya in Rokko Mountains, Kobe. The night view from Kikuseidai Platform is known as one of the three greatest night views in Japan. You can see a magnificent panoramic night view with the sparkling lights of Kobe. This superb view is so beautiful as if you were looking into a jewelry box that it is called “ten million dollar night view.” It is a recommended spot for a couple to have a date.
- Mayasan-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
- Contact No.
- From Sannomiya station on any line, take a city bus on route 18. Get off at the bus station Maya Cable-shita. Take Maya view line (cable car, ropeway) and get off at the station Hoshino-eki. Walk for a few min.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Kikuseidai: open all day (Maya View Line: 10:00-20:50)
Open all year round (closed on Tuesday (Maya View Line))
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 minutes
- Admission fee
- Kikuseidai is free *fare for Maya View Line: adult single 860 yen, return 1500 yen
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One of the Three Greatest Night Views in Japan
The night view from Kikuseidai Platform is considered to be one of the three greatest night views in Japan. Kikuseidai is located at 700 m which is higher than Mt. Hakodate and Mt. Inasa, the other two places for the three greatest night views in Japan. This advantage might give you an even greater panoramic night view.
Maya Kira Kira Komichi (Glittering Path)
There is a path called “Maya Kira Kira Komichi” which glitters in blue. It glitters in blue and presents a whimsical view at night because it is made with luminous materials. This romantic path is worth visiting.
Enjoy the Scenery While Taking a Break at “Maya View Terrace 702”
Maya View Terrace 702 is a space that has an information corner and a casual cafe. The superb panoramic view can be seen from the café or outside terrace where you can have snacks and barbecues. It is a great space to take a break.
Cable Car and Ropeway
“Maya View Line” is a funicular line that operates a cable car and a ropeway between the top and base of Mt. Maya. The cable car climbing up the steep slope of Mt. Maya is spectacular, while an aerial walk from the ropeway is also amazing.