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Nunobiki Herb Garden, Kobe

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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. Plan to visit Nunobiki Herb Garden during your Kobe vacation using our convenient Kobe trip builder.
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  • A very pleasant trip up the Ropeway (Cable Car) to the visitor center and start of the botanical gardens and the walk down. A very nice afternoon in and around the gardens high above Kobe and the Osak...  more »
  • Even though it's called an herb garden, there were also various flowers there. During my visit, all the flowers were in full bloom except roses. There were already some flowers that were already wilti...  more »
  • After few days of visiting cities, temples and shrines this was an amazing break. We took the gondola ( rope way) up and walked down on the hiking tracks which was amazing as we could see all the gard...  more »
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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
  • 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.
  • It's beautiful here. I do recommend buying a round trip pass on the gondola/ropeway if you get to kobe late in the day like I did (I got there around noon). You save time and energy which you will need to hike around kitano historic area. You also get a great city view which you might miss from city hall observation deck if you don't time your day well.
  • Da best garden i ever visited so far. Its really calm and peaceful with birds chirping qnd no city ambience it feels like true nature