In April 2003, a nonprofit organization called “New Three Major Night Views of Japan and the 100 Night Views of Japan Club” selected "The New Three Major Night Views of Japan" (Shin Nihon Sandai Yakei).
1. Mount Sarakura (Kitakyushu, Fukuoka)
After you take the Sarakurayama Cable Car or the Sarakurayama Slope Car, you’ll want to enjoy a room with a view. And the best part is that you don’t have to wait until night time either.
2. Kofu Basin (Yamanashi)
This three-minute time-lapse video shows the view below a waning and waxing moon. It’s quite soothing actually, if you have the patience. If not, then move on to our super-wow last view…
3. Mount Wakakusa (Nara Prefecture)
A pyrotechnic dream night view, this scene is enhanced by the burning off of the dead grass on Mount Wakakusa with a simultaneous fireworks performance that takes place annually on the fourth Saturday in January. Talk about a stunning view!