We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Mt. Rokko

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Higashinada-ku, Kobe 657-0101, Hyogo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 288.00*
and up
Private Day Trip to the Kobe Mountains, Gardens and Hot Springs from Osaka
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 404 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Do not visit on Thursdays!

We made the mistake of going up (impromptu) on a thursday only to realise ALOT of the attractions were closed. urrgh! nevertheless, the musical box museum would have been an... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
silverspire
,
Singapore, Singapore

Similar Things to Do in Kobe

Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

404 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 79: English reviews
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
107 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made the mistake of going up (impromptu) on a thursday only to realise ALOT of the attractions were closed. urrgh! nevertheless, the musical box museum would have been an interesting stop and the view from the top of mt rokko would have been great too. when we got there it was super cloudy and foggy that we couldnt really... More 

Helpful?
Thank silverspire
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Level Contributor
104 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view from Mount Rokko on a good day gives a full impression on Kobe. The mountain top is marked by a huge souvenir shop and cafeteria. But also by a real impressive highlight, an architectural artwork not to miss.

Helpful?
Thank Katharina19
Level Contributor
554 reviews
326 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mt. Rokko is beside its port the symbol of Kobe. There are a farm, a botanic garden, a sky slope and more in this areas, and it is a favorite destination for the local people for excursion. The easiest way to get there is taking a cable car. You can also descend the mountain on the back side to Arima,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kimitaka S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Even on a hazy day you can see a long way from the top and the views over Kobe are quite something. The cable cars from either end are a good experience in their own right, I'd recommend using the free bus between the two though as although it's not a long walk there are very few foot paths and... More 

Helpful?
Thank JoshC420
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
117 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Need to research abit on hold to visit this place as you need to take the local bus to the tram station. The nightview is great. you get to see Kobe, Osaka from up there. We dined at the restaurant above waiting waiting for the sun to set. Is a really cold and windy place.

Helpful?
Thank WeiQiangSee
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The car ride to Mt Rokko can be nauseating for those who don't like cars. The number of hairpin turns to the top can take its toll on the nausea centre - so don't sit in the back seat - and don't go up after dark or in the fog - you'll need to see where you're going to avoid... More 

Helpful?
Thank osteopathy2015
Mississauga, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Mount Rokko has some breathtaking views where you can see both Kobe Harbour and Osaka. On a clear day, you can see Osaka's tallest building, Abeno Harukas. I wasn't sure where to go to see the views, and a friendly bus driver asked me where I want to go. I said I wanted to get higher to see the views,... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Elizabeth R
Toronto
Level Contributor
111 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank skier101
Level Contributor
39 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank 八千代 西
Fredericton, Canada
Level Contributor
516 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 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 

Helpful?
Thank CFofLL

Travellers who viewed Mt. Rokko also viewed

 
Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture
 

Been to Mt. Rokko? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mt. Rokko and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Mt. Rokko staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?