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Mt.Maya (Kikusei Dai)
Mt.Maya (Kikusei Dai)
Mt.Maya (Kikusei Dai)
Mt.Maya (Kikusei Dai)
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AccessNormal (Car, Bus and Cable)
SafetyNo problem
Visit date December 2016 / Updated date March 2016


“Mayasan” is one of the Three Major Night Views of Japan, and and it is the greatest night view spot in Mount Rokko, Hyogo prefecture. The observation space was named “Kikuseidai,” because you could see a night view with a skyful of stars, so may that you could almost scoop them.

Getting here by public transportation from Sannomiya, requires transferring on the bus, cable line, and ropeway, but it is worth it. There are many foreigners who who visit this observatory as well.


It is very cold during winter, and the temperature is usually below zero degrees. Don’t forget your scarf, beanie, and gloves.

Opening Times

24 hours

Ticket Prices


Equipment used

Nikon D810
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/25
Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/50


Address: Nada-ku Kobe city, Japan.

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