Best Night Views in Japan

When you go to Japan, visiting tourist spots and eating authentic Japanese foods are surely a must.   

As a foreigner who’s living in this wonderful country for more than a decade now, I would highly suggest you also visit the famous night view spots where you can almost see the whole beautiful city of Japan with neon building lights and starry sky! 

Here I have listed the 10 must-visit Best Night Views in Japan that will indeed complete your vacation in this beautiful city!

10 Famous Night View Spots in Japan

Minoyama Park

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Location: Minano, Minano-cho, Chichibu-gun, Saitama, Japan

At an altitude of 586m, Minoyama Park is a mountain that boasts a sufficient altitude difference of about 460m from the city where you can enjoy the night view. In spring, many people visit a cherry blossom spot, and it is also used as a driving course for local driving schools. 

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Fukuoka Tower

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Location: 2-3-26 Momochihama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka City, Japan

Fukuoka Tower is a modern building covered with half-mirrors. The observatory has a three-story structure, and the place where you go up by elevator is the observatory on the fifth floor.

The 4th floor is an observatory café, with counter seats on the window side, where you can enjoy your meal while enjoying the night view. The atmosphere is good and the prices are reasonable. The 3rd floor is an observation room like the 5th floor, but it has a red carpet and a pair of seats.

Tengu Mountain

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Location: Otaru City, Japan

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Hokkaido “Tenguyama” is one of the three major night views in Hokkaido. Surrounded by harbors and mountains, Otaru offers a night view with ever-changing city lights. There are four observatories on the summit, and the rooftop observatory offers the widest view.

Goryokaku Tower

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Location: Hakodate City, Hokkaido, Japan

Goryokaku Tower is a tower with a height of 107m in Hakodate. From the observatory, you can see the night view of the city from the opposite side of Mt. Hakodate. The biggest highlight is the panoramic view of the entire Goryokaku. Especially in winter, Goryokaku is lit up and is worth seeing.

Hachimanzaka

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Location: Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan

The night view from Hachimanzaka, which is known as the filming location for a Lion commercial with the phrase “When you use Charmy Green, you want to hold hands”, is by no means a large scale, but Hakodate shines at the bottom of the slope.

 When you look at the townscape, you can say that it is scenery that makes you feel at peace.

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Mount Moiwa

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Location: Sapporo City, Hokkaido, Japan

The night view is often associated with couples, but Mt. Moiwa has also been selected as a “sacred place for lovers.” 

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A wonderful place to create special memories for lovers. In 2011, after a major renovation of the facility, the entire building is barrier-free, and there are plenty of souvenir shops and dining facilities. The “360-degree panorama!” that overlooks the city of Sapporo is a masterpiece.

Mount Wakakusa

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Location: Nara City, Japan

Mt. Wakakusa, which is one of the three best night views in Japan, is connected by the Mt. Wakakusa Driveway. From the northern part of Nara, if the air is clear, you can see as far as Kyoto Tower with the naked eye, and you can enjoy a wide range of night views.

Maya Mountain

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Location: 2-2 Mayasan-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo, Japan

Kikuseidai is an observatory located near Hoshino Station. From the observatory, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Kobe city and Osaka. The night view is particularly beautiful and has been selected as one of Japan’s top three night

Mount Inasa

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Location: 364 Inasa-cho, Nagasaki, Japan

Mount Inasa’s $10 million night view spot, Inasayama Observation Deck, which has been certified as one of the world’s new top three night views, is a very popular spot for viewing the night view.

The light space created by the lighting scattered on the floor creates a romantic atmosphere. In the daytime on a clear day, you can see not only the city of Nagasaki, but also Unzen, Amakusa, and the Goto Islands.

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Mount Hakodate

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Location: Hakodate City, Hokkaido Hakodateyama, Japan

Observatory is known as a night view spot representing Japan. The unusual topography woven by the townscape of Hakodate and the beauty of its night view fascinates everyone. 

Not only is it recognized as one of Japan’s top three night views, but it is also recognized as one of the world’s top three night views along with the night views of Naples and Hong Kong. 

It has also received a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide Japan, making it a world-famous tourist destination. There is also a legend that if you find a heart floating in the night view of the city, you will be happy.

Must-Visit Night Views in Japan

While there are a lot of beautiful places to visit while strolling through the city of Japan during the day, experiencing some of its famous night view lookouts is a different escapade that you shouldn’t miss! 

Make your travel more memorable by visiting the famous night views in Japan. 

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