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Address: Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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Great Night View

Great Night View in Japan. (Actually better than Mt.Rokko because of you can see all without anything obscured)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Tonnakorn T
Bangkok, Thailand

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Kobe, Japan
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50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to Mt. Rokko and the Nunobiki Falls/Herb Garden, the visit to Mt. Maya was just average. I enjoyed the funicular cable car and the rope way but the Mt. Rokko funicular cable car is longer and more fun and the ropeway up to the Herb Garden is longer and higher. The schedule for the cable car and the ropeway... More 

2 Thank Pedro B
Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Night View in Japan. (Actually better than Mt.Rokko because of you can see all without anything obscured)

Thank Tonnakorn T
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For all of the natural lovers, this is a great and easy hike. It offers great view of Kobe city. I got lost trying to find the waterfall but ended up on top with an amazing view.

Thank thaisonquan
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The cable car plus ropeway is about 1500¥ per adult round trip. Be sure to visit the tourist information to get discount coupons so you can probably get 200¥ off that price. The Maya Cable Station is only a short bus ride from Sannomiya Station, take bus #18. It's a popular place for the night view of Kobe, since it's... More 

Thank Cheryl S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We read about the 10-million dollars night view at Kobe and decided to check it out, the cable car and ropeway service to the mountain top after dark is only available on certain weekends and certain months, so definitely check the schedule when planning the trip up to Mt. Maya. We received a discount for the cable car and ropeway... More 

Thank Honey2Star
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We planned to visit in the evening but it was too cold and we were too tired. The view was still great the next morning. Definitely well worth the visit. We rode the entire Maya View Line, the Ropeway is very stable as they use weights at both ends of the car to stablise it. There is a small café... More 

Thank pixiedustSG
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46 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Breathtaking view of kobe especially on a clear sunny day. Ropeway ride is nice but gets crowded during holidays. Cable car ride is also enjoyable. Should opt for combo return pass (cable car & ropeway). Highly recommend.

Thank avikb2013
Hong Kong Region, China
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The scene is great, you can view Osaka from here. The cable cars are also great and stable even with strong wind. (Though it's a bit crowded when we took the downward way). The temperature from the top of the hill and downtown Kobe has 8-10 C different, so it's recommended to put on more clothes before reaching to the... More 

Thank WilliamWLY
Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Voted one of three top viewing sights in Japan, Mount Maya is easily accessible from downtown Kobe. There are several trails that one can enjoy once you reach the peak of Mt Maya, including hiking to neighboring Mt Rokku. Food options are few. So locals bring their own picnic basket. I went during autumn and the autumn colors were stunning.... More 

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Sussex, WI
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

I went during the day and the views were good. Unfortunately there were clouds that rolled in as I was headed to Mt Maya so the views were reduced, but they were still good. I kind of wish I would have gone up at night based on some of the pictures others have posted. The ride up in the cable... More 

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