Monday, June 28, 2010

Ten Million $$$ Dollar View

This week I am going to share some night views of Kōbe from various points. The weather has turned both hot and wet, so my touring about the city is somewhat more comfortable under the cover of night - which brings with it a pungent cooling ocean breeze. This vista of Kōbe and the inland sea comes from atop Mount Maya and is dubbed the "Ten Million Dollar View," and is considered to be one of the top three night views in Japan. Most people visit the top via the ropeway located at Sumadera Station at its base. However, I was feeling particularly adventurous so with light in-hand I headed up in the dark. Besides the ropeway was closed and I had made my way into Suma and did not feel like turing back without seeing the view. The way was rather dark and steep but luckily I did not run across any wild beasties of the four legged or two legged variety. The top was quite and dark and view was beautiful and worth the journey, I had visited this view once before in daylight and I am glad that I knew the way. This particular image is two stacked, one overlooking Kōbe and Ōsaka bay far in the distance and the other on the bottom of the Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge.


  1. Thanks the view made them easy :)

  2. Yes, beautiful shots! Glad you didn't run into wild boars....we saw them up there during the daytime!

  3. Yikes, I did hear some rustling in the forest outside of my flashlights small oval of illumination but I did not stay to investigate. . . truth is it made me clime a little faster :) thanks for the comment!