Experience the ten-million-dollar night views from one of the Three Major Night Viewpoints in Japan.


Mt. Maya Kikuseidai Observation Platform
Experience the ten-million-dollar night views
from one of the Three Major Night Viewpoints in Japan.

Mt. Maya Kikuseidai
Observation Platform

Along with Mt. Hakodate in Hokkaido and Mt. Inasa in Nagasaki,

Kikuseidai is a greatly appreciated night view spot in Japan.

We will show you the breathtakingly beautiful scenery,

known as the ten-million-dollar night view!

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Sightseeing Attractions

From the Kikuseidai Observation Platform, located at an altitude of 700m, you can enjoy the night views of Kobe and Osaka and the Kii Peninsula and Awaji Island on the other side.

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The name Kikuseidai means a place where the beautiful night sky is close enough to grab a fistful of stars. The night view decorated with the starry sky is absolutely stunning.

Maya Kirakira Komachi1
Maya Kirakira Komachi2

The Maya Twinkle Little Road (Maya Kirakira Komachi) is about a 40m walking path paved with fluorescent materials that emit blue light, creating a surreal atmosphere. Its motif is the milky way, and therefore the constellations appear on it. “Maya Stone,” a fluorescent material used to build the road, is available to purchase at Hoshino Eki Station.


The window and terrace seats at CAFE 702, located on the 2nd floor of Hoshinoeki station, are the best seats for appreciating the night view.
In winter, CAFE 702 specially prepares “Kotatsu,” a Japanese heated table. Indulge yourself with an incredibly beautiful night view in a warm Kotatsu!
(Service available from September to March / The time varies depending on the temperature.)


Locals’ information

In 2008, the city of Kobe selected Kikuseidai Observation Platform as one of the "10 Best Viewpoints of Kobe" by soliciting spots with the charm of Kobe from Kobe residents. It is a scenic spot in Kobe that locals love.

Facility information

Mt. Maya Kikuseidai Observation Platform


2-2 Mayasan-cho Nada-ku, Kobe
“Maya Twinkle Little Road” (Maya Kirakira Komachi) is lit up until 23:00.

CAFE 702


2nd floor of Maya Ropeway, Hoshino Eki Station


Maya Viewline, Hoshino Eki Station


The time for the last train from Hoshino Eki station (round trip) varies depending on the season.
Check out the link below (official website) for more details!

Parking lot

A 10-minute walk from the nearest Tenjoji-mae parking lot to Kikuseidai.

Parking fee: 500 yen (each time you park)

* There may be no vacancy at night on weekends (waiting time can be up to an hour or longer).
We highly recommend using public transportation (Maya Viewline) as it can be more convenient.
* Cars are not allowed on the roads around Kikuseidai, and motorcycles are not allowed on the Okumaya Driveway (after Rokkosan Pasture).