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Mt. Maya

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Address: Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture

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Amazing Night View

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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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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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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Brum
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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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Singapore
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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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Kyoto, Japan
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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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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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