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Address: Higashinada-ku, Kobe 657-0101, Hyogo Prefecture
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Nice view for Kobe port and airport

We took the cable car from Arima Onsen to Mt Rokko in August. The view during the trip on the cable car is magnificent. The ride took about 10 minutes. Once reached Mt Rokko... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the cable car from Arima Onsen to Mt Rokko in August. The view during the trip on the cable car is magnificent. The ride took about 10 minutes. Once reached Mt Rokko, we went to the observation area and that provided a nice view of the entire Kobe port and airport. There is a botanical garden, a golf... More 

Thank skier101
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

My friend and I drove to the top area of Rokko Mountain named Rokko Garden Terrace, where Peter Rabbit Fair has been held till the end of August. Now in Japan, the ground has been heated and terribly hot, over 35 ℃, but when we got out of my car, we felt the breeze, cool, and comfortable. I don't think... More 

Thank 八千代 西
Fredericton, Canada
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436 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We could not have timed our trip up Mt. Rokko for a better part of the year. The flowering trees were all coming into blossom and the whole mountain was alive with different colors. The road up is quite winding with many switchbacks and crossovers and they are upgrading some barriers to landslides on some hillsides. Not for thrill seekers... More 

Thank CFofLL
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

You can go to the top by hiking, or use the quaint (but very safe and well-run) cable car. Although the view on a clear day is much bandied about, it is also a great activity for a rainy or foggy day. A bus from the cable car station will take you to various spots on the hill top, one... More 

Thank Drdm2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Arrived at rokko cable car station with the notice "view not clear due to fog". We thought "oh well, how bad could it be? We're here anyway, so let's go!". Upon reaching the top, how wrong were we. The fog was really thick and we could not see the famed night view at all! Anyway, the ride up was still... More 

Thank Darren L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Mt Rokko is easily accesible by train, Loop Bus or taxi. Near Shin Kobe train station. Must access thru ANA crown hotel building to get to the lifts to the cable car station which takes you up to Mt Rokko. You can even hike up n down or cable car up n hike down. When we were up Mt Rokko,... More 

Thank HBBMalaysia
Kobe, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

After a rainy day when the air is Clear it is possible to see Wakayama and the KIX Airport. If lucky even the Akashi Ohashi the world longest suspension bridge is visible. All that in an elevation of almost 1000 meter and with temperatures almost 10 degrees lower than down in the Harbour. The always present breeze makes it a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Bought the 'Arima-Rokko 1 Day Pass' (Hankyu Version) at 2,560 yen each for adult from the tourist centre at Hankyu Umeda Station. It covers the to/fro trips, including train journey to Rokko Station from Hankyu Umeda Station, Bus #16, Rokko Cable Car, Sightseeing Bus on Mt Rokko and Arima-Rokko Ropeway. The recommended route is Hankyu Umeda Station -> Train to... More 

4 Thank Simply1005
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Japan offers hundreds if not thousands of breathtaking mountain views and experiences, this is not one of them. It is a total waste of your time, and so many alternatives

Thank Rob M
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We came from the south from the Hanky railway line and continued to Arima. All in all this took us a bit more than five hours. On a Sunday afternoon, parts of the hike were a bit crowded, but it was still ok. Signs are in Japanese only but other hikers helped us when we were unsure. Great views on... More 

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