Mekari Park Second Observatory


An observation park with a panoramic view of the Kanmon Straits and popular for its illuminated Kanmon Bridge and night views.

A park where visitors can enjoy waterfront and forest bathing at the western edge of the Seto Inland Sea National Park. The park, with a total area of 37.1 hectares, stretches from the top of the old castle where Moji Castle once stood to the coastline, and includes a salt water pool, a rarity in Japan, and "Gempei Dannoura Battle Picture Scroll," one of the largest murals in Japan, made from approximately 1,400 Arita porcelain ceramic panels.
The mountainous area is a popular spot for bird watching and flower viewing. The panoramic view of the sky and the sea and the dynamic tides are spectacular, and you can also see ships passing through the Kanmon Straits up close.
From the wooden terrace deck of the Wabukari No. 2 Observatory, located along the road on the west side of Mt. Furushiro, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Kanmon Straits and the Kanmon Bridge over them, with Honshu only 700 meters away. The illuminated Kanmon Bridge at night is a sight to behold! From the top of the mountain, you can enjoy a magnificent 360-degree view, and the sunrise over Suonada and sunset over Hibikinada are breathtaking.
It is also known as a filming location for the movie "The Magic Hour.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 801-0854 福岡県北九州市門司区大字門司・旧門司二丁目
Address Oaza Moji, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka, Former Moji 2-chome
Telephone Number 093-322-1188(北九州市 都市ブランド創造局 観光にぎわい部 門司港レトロ課)
Fax Number 093-322-3033
Open Free to observe
Closed without a holiday
Price free
Car Park 271 units
Large Parking Lot 13 units
Access From JR Mojiko Station, walk about 30 minutes to Norfolk Square.
From Mojiko Station, take Nishitetsu Bus (bound for Wabukari) to Wabukari Koen-mae Bus Stop. 10 min. walk.
From Kyushu Railway Museum Station, take the Kitakyushu Bank Retro Line (Shiokaze-go) and get off at Kanmon Kaikyo Mekari Station (approx. 10 min.).
Kitakyushu Bank Retro Line operates on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays except during the year-end and New Year holidays.
Remarks Wheelchair-accessible restrooms available; guide dogs allowed

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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