Mt. Rokko
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Mount Rokko is close to the cities of Osaka and Kobe and to the hot springs of Arima Onsen. From the top of Mt. Rokko one has a panoramic view of Osaka Bay or the wonderful night view over the city of Kobe. In every season Mt. Rokko offers a spectacle of nature, along with places for dining and shopping.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Dmytro
Augsburg, Germany14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The mounting area is about 15 minutes from the city center, which is quite a contrast! I enjoyed hiking there a lot after a busy day in the office.
Written 28 June 2023
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S. Bac
Mantua, Italy180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I was invited to go on a very, very exciting van trip to Mount Rokko and I was very happy until I saw all those bends along the mountain and became a bit scared. The road was gruelling so I held tight but at the end we arrived and every of us was simply blown away by the powerful view on the hill. From the top you can see anything and sunsets there are magic, here is proof if you don't believe me.
Written 25 January 2022
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Hiroshi317
Yokohama, Japan317 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Until 24th Nov. Mt. Rokko has special event after dark.
Firstly visit The music box museum, don’t forget reserve music box show from web. And buy a combination ticket with music box museum and botanical garden.
Just after dark take a walk to botanical garden.
Get the LED lantern to enjoy meets art festival while walking garden, your lantern is one of art.
Back your lantern same place and take a bus service to the garden terrace. At garden terrace Great views are welcome you.
One day ticket includes cable car and bus services is very convenient.
Written 15 November 2020
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Safariholic
Horsham, UK2,003 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We drove here by Coach (40 of us) as a pis stop location en-route from Osaka to Kobe City.

A remarkably scenic drive it was too. Highly commended, but a steep and winding road compels one to take your time.

One passes one the most exclusive (apparently) Golf Clubs in Japan on these slopes.

Quite a detour, but on balance for the views alone, worth an hours or so stop
Written 30 April 2020
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julie m
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Visiting my daughter went up Mt Rocco via tram lots of steep steps to get there. Once at the top we visited the music box museum and made our own music boxes, we could choose our songs from a list. Went to Strauss's cafe for coffee and cake, had a lovely time seeing all the japanese moving models,dont really know what to call them but they werr stunning. This museum was founded by a british person who knew, I t can get quite misty up at the top and it was when we visited so didnt really see much from the mountain however we met some lovely people and when I play my music box I will remember the day.
Written 28 March 2020
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Rex
Metro Manila, Philippines14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
It was an unplanned trip to Mt Rokko so we were not really geared up for the cold, windy weather but nevertheless, we enjoyed our time in the ski park. The cable car ride was a pleasant suprise but better to make sure to get in line first to secure a seat as the ride going up or down is quite long.

Glad that the park had some snow clothes for rent for everyone. My only concern is if they’re cleaning it properly because some clothers or shoes seemed soiled. The snow covered area wasn’t that big though and it was cut up into 3. The first one was for skiing, then an area for sledding and a space to build your snowman. The ski park is really more for kids and beginner skiers.

What we didn’t enjoy though was the food in the canteen. It was just bad! Hope they can improve the food quality and provide more options.
Written 13 January 2020
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Lee V
16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Several transfers on bus, train and tram. We went on a winter, too cold and windy to enjoy the place. Limited transport system to leave the area and you need to wait long for the bus to arrive. Good view of Kobe from the top though.
Written 1 January 2020
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HungoverTT
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam853 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Its a good forest hike. Lots of locals and clear pathway. The top view u can see the whole kobe and some of the neighbouring town. I hiked up from arima onsen.
Written 17 July 2019
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Kai
Moore Park, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Pretty good place to go. We drove there. It is not an easy way to get there and had cost us ¥600 toll to get back Kobe.
Written 25 March 2019
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PEPIDOG
Singapore79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Firstly, get the Rokkosan Pass 1000Yen from either the airport information counter or the Kobe Sannomiya station ( not sold at the cable station!) Offers a lot of discounts especially if you want to do all the activities on the mountain.

With the Pass, just travel to any of the three 3 nearby train stations and take the city bus no. 16 ( 210yen or price included in Pass) which brings you to the funicular station.

The funicular has both an enclosed and open section but the views going up are the same. Once there, there is a red bus (260¥ or included in Pass) that shuttles you to the various museums and gardens.

One of the highlights is the ropeway to the Arima Onsen area ( not included in Pass) near the faux European village. Views are fantastic, especially if coming for the sunset. Climb the tower in the village for a beautiful vista of Kobe and Osaka on a clear night.

Highly recommended if you love skylines and sun sets!
Written 24 March 2019
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