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Rokko Cablecar

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Address: Rokkosancho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-0001, Hyogo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 78-861-5288
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A journey within a journey

You can board the tram at Rokko Cablecar station at the foot of Rokko Mountain. To get there from Rokko Station (Hankyu) is to take Bus 16 100m away from after leaving the train... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

You can board the tram at Rokko Cablecar station at the foot of Rokko Mountain. To get there from Rokko Station (Hankyu) is to take Bus 16 100m away from after leaving the train station and crossing the railway tracks. Bus 16 accepts Kansai Thru Pass so it is part of the paid ticket if you have purchased on. The... More 

1 Thank TravellerExotica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

A charming old school cable car ride that brings you to Mt Rokko. You can take bus 16 from the Hanshin Mikage or JR Rokkomichi or Hankyu Rokko train station to the cable car station at the foot of Mt Rokko. The cable car station is the end stop for bus 16. There are 2 cable cars and they come... More 

4 Thank Jangtravels
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Get there early and sit towards the bottom, and you can get a great view all the way up. It's an interesting way to get up to the top, then to the bus, and then to the ropeway to Arima onsen.

Thank htodd503
Derby, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This piece of engineering is absolutely superb - considering it is 80 years old, the station having opened in 1932 Very clean and well maintained both internally and externally, it was a pleasure to ride on this tram car up the very very steep incline of Mount Rokko. Part of the train is covered and part is open sided to... More 

Thank joy l
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Very nice ride up Mt Rokko. One section of the train is "covered" while another section is open (on the sides) to the elements. The latter is great for those who don't mind the cooler air blowing in. The ride is quite steep and it is awesome to marvel how the train gets up and down. Great view inside the... More 

1 Thank Duke_Singapore
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

It is a called a cablecar but is an amazing marvel. The design of the car and the seats are such that while going up or sliding down - you always are in an upright position (neither bending or leaning). It is is hard to believe that the cablecar is more than 100 years old.

1 Thank NGNZJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

You want to spend the whole day by riding on it. Viewing the natural environment is incredibly beautiful and tranquilizing. Hope to be there once again and it'll be the first thing for me to ride on it and visit every stop of mt. Rokko.

1 Thank Ahmed Alper Y
Kobe, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Built in 1932, the cablecar is fun, fun, fun! It's a funicular system so one car is at the bottom station (Rokko Cable Shita station) and one car is at the top station (Rokko Cable Sanjo station). The are attached to each other by one cable and use just one set of tracks. The top car pulls the bottom car... More 

2 Thank Pedro B
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This delightful cablecar is a fun way to get up Mount Rokko (Kobe, Japan) to enjoy the night lights of Kobe Port.

Thank Mary S
Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Took the bus from Rokko train station. It cost ¥210 but I used my Kansai Thru Pass. It was a slow but pleasant ride up the mountain and through the forest. The ride give you nice views of Kobe at certain points. The old style stations at both ends also gives a bit of nostalgia.

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