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Rokko Mountain Adventures

Rokko Cable Car

Mnt Rokko (931 meters) is the highest peak in the Rokko mountain range, which provides the pleasant green backdrop to the city of Kobe.

If somebody's planning a trip to Kobe that lasts more than two or three days visiting Mount Rokko is highly recommended . You can enjoy a fabulous view to the Osaka bay area from the top of the mountain . Reaching the top is quite simple since there are many cable cars departing from various points of the city and it's surroundings . As soon as you reach the top there are plenty of activities you can choose from.

Rokko Cable Car fauna

In case you have more time you can go and visit the Arima Onsen at the other side of the peak. You can depart from the Rokko Cable Shita or Maya cable station. The cable car ride takes about 10 to 15 minutes and a round trip cost about ¥1000 . If you feel like doing so you can climb the mountain but be prepared that you need a lot of stamina and if it gets dark the guard won't let you to go back since he will say that the path is very dangerous .

Autumn path on Mount Rokko

if you take the cable car that departs from Rokko Cable Shita station it is advised to go to the restaurant next to the station and have a nice coffee while enjoying the view. In case the weather is good you can even see the Osaka international airport and the Wakayama area of the bay . The restaurant is open from 11 in the morning to 8:30 in the evening . There is a public bus that you can take on the top of the mountain and you can get to a very nice farm or a botanical garden and in wintertime and if there is enough snow you can go and ski or snowboard .