A Complete 1-Day Guide to Mt. Rokko, One of Kobe’s Iconic Spots

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Mt. Rokko is situated to the north of the western part of Kobe’s metropolitan area. Kobe is a fabulous place to enjoy a leisurely getaway to the mountains, being within easy access of Osaka. This course will take you around to enjoy some fun activities at the various facilities on Mt. Rokko, making use of the convenient mountaintop bus system. Enjoy all that Mt. Rokko has to offer, from stunning lookout points to outdoor fun to delicious food!

START

8:10

Hotel Hankyu RESPIRE OSAKA

Approx. 10-minute walk

8:20

Hanshin Osaka-Umeda station

Approx. 30 minutes by train on the Hanshin Main Line

9:00

Hanshin Mikage station

Approx. 40 minutes by bus

9:40

Rokko Cable Car

Rokko Cable Car

2.六甲ケーブル

The entrance to Mt. Rokko, this cable car runs 1.7km from the lower station up to the upper station, gaining 493.3 meters of elevation along the roughly 10-minute journey.

9:40

Rokko Cable Car

Approx. 10 minutes by cable car

9:50

Rokko Cable Car Sanjo station

Approx. 5 minutes by bus

9:55

ROKKO Forest Sound Museum

ROKKO Forest Sound Museum

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This museum displays a collection of antique music boxes and other automatic musical instruments that were popular between the latter half of the 19th century to the early 20th century.

SPOT INFO

11:20

ROKKO Forest Sound Museum

Approx. 10-minute walk

11:30

Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden

Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden

4.六甲高山植物園

Situated 865 meters above sea level, this park has a cool climate that allows for the cultivation of alpine grasses, flowers, and other plants from around the world in a near-natural state. The park also houses a souvenir shop and a café.

SPOT INFO

12:59

Rokko Alpine Botanical Garden

Approx. 1 minute by bus

13:00

Rokkosan Athletic Park GREENIA

Rokkosan Athletic Park GREENIA

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Japan’s largest ropes course facility, GREENIA features a stunningly large ropes course with 164 different obstacles—all surrounded by the lush greenery of Mt. Rokko. The grounds also house restaurants and an outdoor barbeque facility.

16:20

Rokkosan Athletic Park GREENIA

Approx. 10-minute walk

16:30

Rokko-Shidare Observatory

Rokko-Shidare Observatory

六甲山1 (2)

One of the finest observation decks in Japan, the Rokko Shidare Observatory is the highest on Mt. Rokko and offers stunning views as well as the chance to feel the natural breeze and sunlight on your face.

SPOT INFO

17:57

Rokko-Shidare Observatory

Approx. 3 minutes by bus

18:00

TENRAN CAFÉ

TENRAN CAFÉ

7.TENRAN CAFE

A laid-back cafe located at the Mt. Rokko Tenran Observatory. At night time, you can enjoy a meal while taking in the so-called “Ten-Million-Dollar View” of the city below.

SPOT INFO

19:19

TENRAN CAFÉ

Approx. 1-minute walk

19:20

Rokko Cable Car Sanjo station

Approx. 10 minutes by cable car

19:30

Rokko Cable Shita station

Approx. 40 minutes by bus

20:30

Hanshin Mikage station

Approx. 30 minutes by train on the Hanshin Main Line

21:00

Hanshin Osaka-Umeda station

Approx. 10-minute walk

21:10

Hotel Hankyu RESPIRE OSAKA

Hotel Hankyu RESPIRE OSAKA

外観

Despite being located at the heart of the Osaka-Umeda area, this hotel was constructed to make it feel as though it is completely separated from the noise and hustle around it. Its unbeatable location with convenient access make it a perfect hub for outings in any direction.

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