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April 2, 2015 - Nunobiki Herb Garden, waterfall trail descent and brief visit at Meriken Park

Rokko mountain chain offer silent and nature beauty for busy city of Kobe.
Close to Shin-Kobe Sation is rope-way that lifts tourist to Nunobiki Herb Garden
and hiking trail that pass along chain of waterfalls

View from gondola at lower station
City of Kobe stretching along sea coast
Grounds of Herb Garden below gondola
Rest house in Herb Garden
Lover's bell on platform with scenic view
View from platform
Tulip grows in garden
View from recreation hill near garden exit.

At garden exit visitors could ride rope-way back to Shin-Kobe Station
or choose to descent forest trail, that starts at Nunobiki Reservoir

Nunobiki Reservoir viewed from dam top
Bottom of dam, hydroelectric power plant
Stream flowing from reservoir
Bridge wrapped in ivy
Safety net for rope-way over ravine
Nunobiki Waterfall
Backside of Shin-Kobe Station

End of hiking trail connects to basement of Shin-Kobe Station, from where I choosed
muncipal metro to reach station closest Meriken Park.

Arrival on Kenchomae Station
Cherry trees at full bloom in city
Small shrine with lanterns
Kobe Tower
View towards mountains from Kobe Tower
Kobe Harborland
Meriken Park

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List of Posts:
2015/04/12 - Short cycle on Shimanami Kaido, exploring Innoshima island.
2015/04/11 - Early spring visit at Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
2015/04/10 - Night illumination at Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle
2015/04/08 - Itsukushima Shrine at low tide and Mt.Misen climbing - Spring 2015
2015/04/08 - Iwakuni Castle and Kintai-kyo Bridge - Spring 2015
2015/04/06 - City of Hiroshima in half day visit.
2015/04/05 - Evening view at bay area from Cosmo Tower
2015/04/05 - Energy recovery at Kinosaki Onsen
2015/04/04 - Handayama Botanical Garden and side trip to Kurashiki
2015/04/04 - Osaka Sakuranomiya Park and Okayama Korakuen Garden
2015/04/03 - Kyoto Arashiyama district and evening visit at Yasaka Shrine
2015/04/03 - Wakakusayama hike and visit at Kasuga Taisha Shrine
2015/04/02 - Nunobiki Herb Garden, waterfall trail descent and brief visit at Meriken Park
2015/04/02 - Two sides of newly opened Himeji Castle