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Mt. Maya

Address: Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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Ranked #1 of 178 Attractions in Kobe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks

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Kobe, Japan
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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231 reviews 231 reviews
151 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
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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Breda, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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Kyoto, Japan
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28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Definitely worth the effort to hike up. Yes, the cablecar is nice and convenient, but it misses so much. The waterfall is amazing, and there are several great lookout points, a lake, vine-covered bridge, and tiny temple. The view from the top is amazing. A warning though. Around May is the season for caterpillars. The handrails are literally covered with... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Riding up the hill makes you realize how green Kobe is during the summer. Once you get to the top, there are trails for hiking, and a wonderful temple where you can rest and look out over the countryside.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I managed to take the last cable car up to see this astonishing view of Kobe and Osaka bay. The night view is simply breathtaking. In summer, the last cable car extend it service until 8pm. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery after dinner. At night, it can be chilly and windy, it's better to bring a jacket with you.... More 

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Massafra, Italy
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

It took more than 2 hours to get the top, but the challenge was worth of it, especially when we reached the top... the view of the city there is amazing!!! You can also enjoy beautiful spots of momiji in autumn and sakura in spring.

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