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Address: Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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One of the best three spots in Japan!

As rated by Japanese one of the best, this place takes your breathe away! literally... it's extremely stunning and windy at the peak. Came here during the day so it was pretty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

As rated by Japanese one of the best, this place takes your breathe away! literally... it's extremely stunning and windy at the peak. Came here during the day so it was pretty warm and the trail was full of heights and steps. Please prepare yourself physically before embarking on this trip. We took one of the easiest route from Ojikoen... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The best way to get there is take a bus no 18 (eventually no 2 - it's more frequent but the bus stop is around 3min to Cable Car station) in the opposite of Sannomiya Kobe station. The trip by bus is around 25min and you pay 210 yens in the machine next to the driver when you already leave... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We took the train from Osaka to Kobe and thereafter the bus to get to the cable car and ropeway. While Kobe is not a usual spot to go to when in Japan, it is worth taking a side trip from Osaka to enjoy a more relaxes (almost suburban) area of Japan. When we got to the cablecar, we were... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We came to Arima for the spa facilities, but discovered this great cable car ride to the top of the mountain. It was a wonderful wild ride and a beautiful trip. A great thing to do and a perfect photo moment...

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

One of the big advantage of Kobe is how close the mountain and nature is. A mere 1km from central Sannomiya and you are already started the climb. You can go up to Maya from Shin-Kobe station (pass below the Shinkansen tracks) if you have a good map (available at the station tourist office) and can read a bit of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

We took the ropeway and cable car up, and took the last cable car down the mountain - bearing with the cold to look at the night view of Kobe was so worth it. It is indeed one of the most beautiful skylines in Japan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This place offers spectacular night view. As Kobe is distinctively defined geographically by limited land between the mountain and the sea, its really beautiful and unique to have the view of the city, the sea and adjacent cities all in one spot. Take bus #18 from Sannomiya station to Maya cable station. From there it will take 2 stops to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Loves the walk there but can be steep walk up and down send your heeart pounding. Not for the faint hearted. Comes to a rocky river but be aware there is snake and Wild Boar about. Saw snake and picture of boars on notice board.We got lost there as no English route direction Had to ask walker by where where...Helpful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

For a country where people don't normally greet strangers, they sure are talkative! I went up this mountain with my younger brother while waiting for my girlfriend to arrive at the shin-kobe station. He calls the more or less unexpected talkative-ness of the japanese on the mountain 'laws of the mountain'. People aren't afraid to stop and say hi, or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Mt. Maya is a rather broad subject of this review; there are many different aspects of this attraction. In a brief summary, this provides amazing views of Kobe, the bay and the surrounding areas, it also works as a great area for extensive hiking. I didn't take advantage of the hiking possibilities as I was just in town for business... More 

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