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Address: Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
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Great view to see the whole Osaka Bay.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Hong Kong Region, China
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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Dangoh
Sussex, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank skachel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fastest way to get to Mt. Maya was to take cab to the Cable Base Station, then purchase a return cable car & ropeway ticket at 1540 Yen. Make sure you plan to leave the mountain by 2030hrs (last ropeway down). View is fantastic. You have to be there if you are in Kobe. PS: There is a bus service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Short walk from the railway station to the cable car station. Took the option of going up by cable car and walk down from the top. Be prepared to take about 2 hrs to walk down. Will walk past lookout point, green house and the awesome waterfalls. Love it.

Thank KianHwee L
Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Going all the way up is way too expensive just for a decent view (it's as expensive as Tokyo's skytree, c'mon). Maybe the bus is cheaper than the cable car, not sure. The small park around the top was dirty (littered with empty cans and cigarettes). Looks like you can take cooking lessons at the bar on the top, but... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A group of eight of us with a guide took a train from the cruiseport and then a bus to get to Mt. Maya. The cost was 1,540 yen each for a great ride up on the funicular and then transferred over to a cable car for the next section. The views going up are spectacular and even though I... More 

Thank ransclan
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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