Is Kobe Rokkosan worth a half-day trip from Osaka?
What is the cheapest way to get there?
How's Rokkosan Ranch?
It's a nice place if you have time to spend. Would people recommend a visit to Mt.Rokko instead of Arashiyama or Fushimi-Inari? or Nara's Todaiji? Probably not.
In any case, the cheapest transportation to get to the top of Mt Rokko should be Hankyu Bus from Hankyu Rokko station. The bus leaves at 08:40, 10:10. 11:40, 13:55. 15:20, 17:30. I am not sure how much it costs to get you there (probably they will make you take a token with a number and there will be a board indicating the number and price for each stop. You may ask the driver).
The most interesting way is Rokko cable. You should get the Omote Rokko Shuyu Joshaken (return ticket of Rokko cable plus free bus rides on top of the Mt Rokko). 1,300 yen (adult). Sold at Rokko Cable Shita Station.Edited: 6:12 am, December 06, 2011
It depends on what you're looking to do. Rokko has some quirky things to do, some good hiking and rock climbing, and is just a different sort of experience in many ways. Having said that, it's not the first place I'd suggest you go if you have a half day free, but a lot depends on where you've been already on the trip and what you like.
The absolute cheapest way to get to the top of Rokko is going to be bus (hiking is cheaper, of course, but not possible with only a half day). However, the *best* way to get to Rokko would be to take the cable car from the Arima Onsen side. You'll get to visit Arima (a nice onsen town), and also Rokko. The cable car from Arima takes you to the main area on top of Mt. Rokko.
You might consider a trip to Kobe rather than Mt. Rokko. In a half day you could do the Kitano area, take the cable car up to the gardens, and do some moderate hiking to Nunobiki Waterfall.
thank u guys :)
i'll probably will have a half-day trip to Kobe then :)
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