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 week ago
We spent two - three hours at the Kobe Herb Gardens and it was easily amongst our favourite days. Our highlights were the hammocks and greenhouse. Highly recommended for a date.
4.0a month ago
Kobe has a slower and more laid-back vibe compared to the big cities such as Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya. The well manicured Herb Gardens are a great place to spend a leisurely half-day. Getting there is pretty easy by taking a train to the Shin Kobe station and then getting on the ropeway which goes all the way to entrance. From there, stroll through greenhouses, souvenir shops, wind your way down the outdoor slopes of herbs and flowers or even take a rest in a hammock. Have lunch or tea in the outdoor or indoor cafe with some delectable sandwiches or seasonal cakes while gazing at the amazing view of the city.
5.06 months ago
Such an amazing place! You know what I love about google? It’s that how I can share about my experiences anywhere and with anyone!
This place is awesome! So many things to see and do, but so little time. There’s the herb gardens, the small cafes at the top, the cafes at the bottom, and a gorgeous garden to boot.
I would strongly suggest taking the rope way cars up in the evening to get best shots/views of the Kobe sunsets, and then slowly make your down via the short hiking route.
You’ll not only get to experience the serenity of the gardens but also the great cafes and sights along the way.
Best way to end the day trip to Kobe definitely!
(PS my pictures don’t do justice, go and check it out on your own!)
5.04 months ago
One of the absolute highlights for my parents in Japan (and for us in 2019 and 5 years earlier). For people with a preference for gardening, this place is paradise. Never seen so many so beautiful roses in one spot. Absolute must see. And easy to reach using the cable car.
5.07 months ago
Available via cable car from a short walk from the train station, do take note that if you want to hike up from the station itself to pass by the nearby waterfall, it's in the opposite direction of the cable car (personally recommend to take the cable car up to see the sights, and hike down to check out the reservoir/waterfall).
The air is fresh and flowers even fresher , changing from season to season. At the top is a gift shop where u can purchase different kinds of herbal/floral products such as seeds and tea. There's even a choose your own scent walk about in the nearby building.
Walking down you can explore the many different herbs, spices and flowers along the way, passing by the glasshouse and the famous lover's bell outside (it's quite private so might be good for quiet intimate proposals).
If you get tired, there's also a foot spa with herbal pouches for you to soak your tired feet in for free, but towels can be purchased nearby for 100yen each (bring your own instead).