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Rokko Cablecar

Address: Rokkosancho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-0001, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 78-861-5288
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Ranked #12 of 178 Attractions in Kobe
Type: Trams, Transportation
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Type: Trams, Transportation

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Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Rokko Cablecar is a great way to enjoy a panoramic view of Kobe, as well as visiting the parks, observatory, snow resort and onsen. The trip costs about 1000 yen for a return trip. It takes about 10 minutes to ride to the top, up steep terrain. I ended up hiking down the mountains, instead of taking the cable... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I went there with my colleagues after work. I see a modern side of japan in the past years, creativity in making such technology to bring a lot of people up with 2 big trams on a rail going up the mountain. It is used to bring people to a water spring upthere and a ropeway. It was night when... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

An exciting ride up the mountain and then visit the Herb Garden on the walk down. Great views of Kobe from the top and a Beer Garden

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PJ Malaysia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I guess there are language discrepancies. When our guide said we were going up Mt Rokko via a cablecar, we imagined hanging hundreds of feet above the air on a gondola. However, cablecar in Japan is actually a funnicular train and gondola-on-a-cable is called Ropeway. Nonetheless, the view at night atop Mt Rokko is superb as one can see the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

One of 3 cable cars / ropeway we enjoyed travelling in during our stay, purchased a leisure pass at Shin-Kobe station for Y1700 which gave access to train/bus and cable car to summit, once there a free shuttle bus took us around the different sights. More suited to families than couples (the summit has mini golf and childrens play area)... More 

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Kobe, Japan
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The day I went here, it began to rain, it costs 1000 yen return, hardly value for money, and the view isn't really much to see anyway.

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Yokohama, Japan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

With my first grader we rode the cable car on a sunny morning, took in the breathtaking view of the Osaka Bay and sprawling cities of Kobe, Ashiya, Osaka, numerous man-made islands, visited the Nature Conservation museum (very interesting, but only in Japanese) and hiked pass the first golf course in Japan, through a beautiful forest back to civilisation in... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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206 reviews 206 reviews
119 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

We went to Kobe on a day trip from Osaka. The tourist information centre was extremely helpful with information on how to get to the cablecar and which bus to catch. The cablecar ride was quite exciting and the ride is very steep and there is some lovely flowering plants to see along the way. When you get to the... More 

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