6 Spots to Enjoy Night Views in Kansai Area

Big cities in Osaka and Kobe emit beautiful lights like jewels at night. Let me introduce 6 night view spots in Kansai area, where you can enjoy the beauty of artifacts which is different from natural beauty.


Things to Do

1. Sightseeing Flight in a Kobe Cessna Helicopter




Kobe is known as a port city in Kansai area, and it has many beautiful night view spots. Chartered tour of seeing night view in a helicopter and Cessna plane is gaining popularity. Hotel Okura has a set plan of Cessna flight with room reservation, which is recommended.

Other courses: Kobe 12 minutes flight course 16,500 yen, Himeji Castle 53 minutes flight course 67,500 yen, etc. 

HP: www.aerohirata.co.jp/yuuran/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 8, Kobe Airport, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo Prefecture (Google Map)


PIER 34 NORTH in Taisho area of Osaka is a restaurant of nostalgic Old American style. This restaurant is located along the river, and there are also cruise tours. You can make a tour of seeing skyscrapers in the big city by ship.

Open: 18:00-25:00
Closed: Sunday and National holiday  

Time: 10:00-20:00, every 2 hours 
Charter price: 21,600 yen (Tax included) Busy period: +5,400 yen (Tax included)

HP: pier34north.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 1-7-18, Sangen'ya Nishi, Taisho-ku, Osaka-shi (Google Map)


Abeno Harukas is 300 meters tall. It is the tallest building in Japan. You can overlook the skyscrapers in Osaka. It is a During the daytime of sunny days, you can see the superb views of Kyoto, Kansai Airport, and even Awaji Island. Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel is also in the building. You can stay in the suit room, which is 258 meters high.

Open: 9:00-22:00,  7 days a week  

Price: Day ticket for adult  1,500 yen  

HP: www.abenoharukas-300.jp/en/

HP: www.abenoharukas-300.jp/tc/ (Chinese)

HP: www.abenoharukas-300.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 1-1-43, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi (Google Map)

4. Mt. Maya

Mt. Maya in Kobe is called one of Japan's three beautiful night view spots. You can stay at hotel de maya, which is a-10-minute distance from the mountaintop. You can go up to the mountain top by ropeway, Maya View Line. The last one leaves at 20:50 on Saturday, Sunday and national holidays, so you can enjoy the beautiful night view.

HP: koberope.jp/en/

HP: www.mayasan.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Mayasan-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe-shi (Google Map)

5. Universal Studios Japan

Osaka theme park, Universal Studios Japan has totally different atmosphere at night. The lit-up park is full of futuristic beauty. The night view of Osaka seen from the roller coaster, Hollywood Dream Ride is very beautiful and impressive.

Open: 9:00-20:00,  7 days a week  

Price for adut: 7,200 yen

HP: www.usj.co.jp/e/

HP: www.usj.co.jp/tw/ (Chinese)

HP: www.usj.co.jp/ (Japanese)

Address: 2-1-33, Sakurajima, Konohana-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Prefecture (Google Map)

6. Umeda Sky Building

Umeda Sky Building is a modern architecture located at a distance of about a 10-minute walk from Osaka Station. From Hanging Garden on the top floor, you can overlook the townscape of Osaka. It is located in an area where high-rise buildings stand side by side, which is a futuristic space. In the evening you can see the beautiful sunset.

Open: 10:00-22:30 (Last admission 22:00)  

Price for adult: 1,000 yen 

HP: www.skybldg.co.jp/skybldg/english.html

HP: www.skybldg.co.jp/skybldg/traditional_chinese.html (Chinese)

HP: www.skybldg.co.jp/skybldg/ (Japanese)

Address:  1-1-88, Oyodonaka, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Prefecture (Google Map)

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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