Nunobiki Herb Garden, Kobe

4.3
#2 of 199 in Parks in Hyogo Prefecture
Examine the lively flowers and go for an airy ride with panoramic views at Nunobiki Herb Garden. Step into the glass-enclosed ropeway car to observe the scenic mountain views stretching all the way to the sea. As you head upward, take notice of the waterfalls and Japan's first concrete gravity dam in the midstream of the Ikuta River. Once at the top, stroll through the two gardens and bask in the fragrances of the season. If you get hungry, restaurants and cafes serve up meals using special herbs to treat the senses. Put Nunobiki Herb Garden on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kobe visit planner.
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  • Relaxed atmoshphere, beautiful plants all year round, fantastic views.. The hike up the mountain is tough, but the view is rewarding. The cable car is the easy way to go up the mountain, and the ride ...  more »
  • I always saw the ropeway but today I experienced it with my wife and I was amazed.. Its so Lovely, wonderful sights to see, its a must for family, friends and loved ones.  more »
  • Very spacious grounds and planting of seasonal flowers, and staff management. Growing up I was very cold even during the winter herb.
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  • This is well worth visiting. You go up by cable car. The city loop bus has a stop by the Anne Crowne Plaza Hotel which is two.minutes walk from the cable car station. If you get off at the first.stop.you can walj around beautiful flower beds and see the waterfall. Carry on to the top station and you will.find a stunning.view, beautiful rose gardens, herb shops and just rest in the shadow, watch butterflies and.insects at work.on.roses, lavender and a host.of other plants
  • Very pretty garden and view. We took the cable car up such costs 1400 per person. Highly recommended​!
  • It brings Western vibe and there are many types of herbs and flowers. Good time to visit is summer.
  • Amazing place to visit 😍 expect to spend many hours here if you're into photography. You can enjoy it alone or with family.
  • Stopped by during winter so there wasn't really much to see. Followed the signs from the Shin-Kobe station, through a mall to the garden. Just be wary that the first stop is the mid station so don't get off. The gondola goes up one more stop to the top station. Most of the displays were being set up and only a handful of plants had flowers. The greenhouse had a few thing to look at. What was good was the views of Kobe from multiple places at the gardens, particularly the top station and the garden terrace by the glasshouse. They also had herb water to soak your feet in at the terrace. We strolled from the top station, through the gardens, to the mid station where we caught the gondola down. Alternatively you could have walked all the way to the bottom passing the waterfall.

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