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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kansai - Kobe
Mount Rokko
# 5   of 14 most visited
sights in Kobe

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Mount Rokko (931 meters) is the highest peak in the Rokko mountain range, which provides the pleasant green backdrop to the city of Kobe. Panoramic views of the heavily urbanized Hanshin region (Kobe and Osaka), can be enjoyed from the mountain and are particularly spectacular around sunset.

Various small tourist attractions can be found on Mount Rokko, including a botanical garden, a music box museum, a pasture with flowers and sheep, Japan's first golf course and Rokko Garden Terrace, a pleasant complex of a few restaurants and shops and an observation deck.

A circular bus line (running in clockwise direction only) connects the various attractions with the top stations of the Rokko Cablecar (to central Kobe) and the Rokko Arima Ropeway (to Arima Onsen).

Rokko Garden Terrace

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How to get there
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From central Kobe

From Sannomiya Station, take the Hankyu Kobe Line to Rokko Station (7 minutes, 180 yen), from where it is a ten minute bus ride by bus number 16 to the base station of the Rokko Cablecar. Note that the same bus can also be boarded at JR Rokkomichi Station (15 minutes) or Hanshin Mikage Station (25 minutes) and costs 200 yen from any of the three stations. The cablecar ride up the mountain takes 10 minutes and costs 570 yen one way or 1000 yen for a round trip ticket.

From Arima Onsen

The Rokko Arima Ropeway connects Arima Onsen with the top of Mount Rokko. The one way trip takes 12 minutes and costs 980 yen. A round trip ticket costs 1770 yen.

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