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Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki), Kobe

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Just a short climb through the surrounding picturesque grounds, Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki) historically played an important role in Japanese art and literature. The falls comprise of several smaller cascades, which for centuries served as an inspiration for noted artists and poets. If you look closely, you'll see a few poems inspired by this natural site engraved in stone. Complete the experience with a visit to area's herb garden, which houses hundreds of herb species, flowers, and fruits. Using our world travel planner, Kobe attractions like Nunobiki Falls (Nunobiki-No-Taki) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I had a lovely sunny day to do this walk and probably took 1&1/2 hours round trip. I took the path and stairs uphill from Shin-Kobe station, through the various levels up to the Observatory/viewing po...  more »
  • Starting from Shin-Kobe station and find the trail that starts behind the train station (do not hesitate to ask at the information desk). Count about 30 Minutes to get to the waterfall. Nothing exceptional but surprising to have this kind of thing just behind a train station. Do not hesitate to climb to the Herb Gardens
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  • In the aerial tramway up to the herb garden, come down the my watch is the best! On the little teahouse, I can drink some beer!
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  • The best treasure we've found in Japan so far, combining culture, beauty and nature all into one! The hillside has numerous well-constructed and lighted pathways that takes us into many pleasant surprises. A lot of local folks walk/hike here daily - with quite a bit of professional attire and equipment for uphill hiking all the way to the reservior! The Kobe sightseeing bus has a stop at the JR station at the foothill where the path begins. We chose to walk here from the Sannomiya Station (~30min stroll), which took us into many interesting, local sights. We will definitely keep coming back here whenever we can!
  • A nice, quiet, quick hike from Shin-Kobe station where we found the path way for the falls. Amazing how you can see the city but are transported into a green forest for some peaceful quality time to yourself as needed.
  • I'm sure it would have been lovely, but the trail is closed due to wild boar activity... which wasn't written anywhere until I got up past the lower ropeway station.
  • We got lost..but after an additional hour we found them great area to hike nice falls
  • Nice walk into the forest. The waterfall and the View are worth all of the hard work. It's unforttunally not allowed to have a dip in the water :)