Nunobiki Herb Garden & Ropeway4.3
On the upper and middle slopes of Mount Rokko lies a garden and park complex to enjoy the scenery and flowering smell. The ropeway right next to the Shinkansen terminal at Shin-Kobe whisks you to the two stops in the garden.
Get off at the top station, enjoy herbal foods at the cafe or restaurant and buy some plants and herbal products at the souvenir shop. The overhanging exhibits of fuchsia are elegant in the Glass House. A herbal foot bath near the terrace helps you sooth your tired feet while enjoying a pleasant view of the Kobe city and Osaka Bay. The night views from the ropeway and the observation deck are also splendid.
Purposeeasily accessible,couple,women,family,mountain climbing,hot springs,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 24.3km) Google Transit
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5.0a month ago
This place is honestly such a breath of fresh air from the bustling streets of Osaka. You take a cable car to the top station and it is a nice retreat from the sweltering heat of Japan in August. Obviously this place is a herb garden with various displays of herbs and vegetables, but do not be fooled as these things can exude their own air of beauty in its simplicity. The displays and interspersed points of interest make this quite a relaxing and interesting spot. The middle platform area even has a lounging area to take in the natural beauty and breathtaking view of Kobe. Perfect for dates or even just a casual day out. Prices are reasonable. Highly recommended!
4.0in the last week
Although I lack interest in gardens in general, this is a good spot to visit. It has a few places to eat and some interesting shops.
The best part for me was the spectacular view over the city of Kobe. Well worth the trip up the cable car alone.
5.02 months ago
Great place to visit. The gardens are quite nice, especially the rose garden. In addition there are a few places for food and snacks on the top where you can enjoy a great view over Kobe. I would recommend to walk down the mountain, as you can get close to the Nunobiki waterfalls. The walk down is listed to take 90min, I did it with my girlfriend in an hour. It mostly depends on how used you are to going down steep slopes. If you are going with kids there are spaces for them to play several places in the garden area.
5.03 months ago
Beautiful views from the top. I went during golden week and despite being a busy season it still felt peaceful and relaxing up there. The ropeway was a lot of fun! Nice flower gardens and some nice cafes. You MUST eat the ice cream up there! It’s literally the nicest ice cream I have ever had!
5.04 months ago
Great view over Kobe port from the top of the garden after taking the cable car. Various themed areas and buildings with good collection of herbs and flowers along the winding way downhill. Excellent place for family outdoor getaway.
In one of the buildings, at 2F, there was an exhibition featuring spices around the world and the corresponding herbal ingredients. Very educational.