Katae Observatory is known as one of the best night view spots in Fukuoka City. It is a popular spot that is visited by many people throughout the day, as it is easily accessible just 15 minutes by car from the downtown area.
The city lights that shine in white, gold, and orange are extremely beautiful, and you can enjoy a fantastic atmosphere. To the east of the observatory, you can also see a neon sign for Fukuoka Airport, the gateway to the sky, giving you a unique view of Fukuoka, which is close to the airport.
These beautiful sights are not only visible at night. From Katae Observation Deck, located halfway up Mt. Aburayan at an altitude of 597m, on days when the air is clear, you can sometimes see as far as Uminonakamichi, beyond Hakata Bay.
On the west side, you can see a condensed view of tourist attractions such as Fukuoka Dome, and although it is a big city, you can see the gentle cityscape with relatively low buildings.
Mt. Aburaya, where Katae Observation Deck is located, has been blessed with a rich natural environment and is home to a wide variety of wild birds and small animals. Therefore, in addition to admiring the scenery from the observation deck, many people also enjoy trekking up Mt. Aburayan from the base.
■ Basic information
Name: Mt.Abura (Katae Observation Deck)
Address: Aburayama, Jonan Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Nearest station: JR Hakata Station (40 minutes by bus)
Business hours: You can walk around anytime
No regular holiday
Parking: Parking available in nearby parking lots
*Please check the website for detailed information.