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Mt. Maya

Nada-ku, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 153 Attractions in Kobe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Breda, The Netherlands
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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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62 helpful votes 62 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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22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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8 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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50 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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9 attraction reviews
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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
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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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15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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209 helpful votes 209 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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