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Mt. Maya

Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 144 Attractions in Kobe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Kobe, Japan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
4 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Kobe, Japan
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I went this weekend to the Mountain with a friend was disappointed as after quite a long journey found the cable car was under repair. Don't go until June and call to check all is working.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I tried this evening to get to the top of Mt. Maya, and found out the gondola, which takes you from where the cable car ends up to the mountain top, is under construction. It is closed until May 21, 2014. When I inquired whether I could walk up to the top and back, the cable car operator explained that... More

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Cork, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A clear bright sunny day at the end of December my 8 year old son and I set off from our hotel in Kobe.We took the #18 bus from Sannomiya bus station,boarded the bus and set off through the streets of Kobe eventually arriving at the train/funicular station 200 yen for the bus adult fare, children 100 yen.The funicular soon... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We enjoyed our walk/hike up to the waterfall and reservoir. It's a nice respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. From just behind Shin-Kobe station there is a path that leads up to the mountain with a few viewpoints. It's a good way to spend a couple of hours and get some exercise along with Japanese seniors who... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I visited this mountain because I saw online about how picturesque it was. I caught the cable-car and then the ropeway, which indeed provided stunning views of Kobe as they took me up to the top. The mountain itself had many beautiful flowers, trees and trails and stunning views of the city below. However I found the trail maps to... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Though we visited in early spring with the plants and trees just starting to think about budding, the park was beautifully taken care of, very peaceful to walk through and the view of the city was terrific. Worth the journey up absolutely.

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Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I like it because it has a great view. I disliked it because the cable car going down from Mt. Maya was out of service. So i had to go back to Mt. Rokko for the cable car there.

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