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Rokko Garden Terrace, Kobe

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See the city sprawl before your eyes at Rokko Garden Terrace, where the observatory towers 888 m (2,913 ft) above the sea level. You can take a cable car to get to the top where you will find a restaurant, a cafe and a gift shop, and you can easily walk back down through the gardens. This outstanding view of the harbor, Akashi Strait, and Osaka Bay has a reputation of being the best in the region. Those who drive should be able to find inexpensive and convenient parking spots. Plan your Rokko Garden Terrace visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kobe using our Kobe vacation generator.
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  • I was here on an unfortunate thursday where it was the rest day for many attractions on mt rokko. the garden terrace thankfully was opened but it was missing the hustle and bustle if all the other pla...  more »
  • On the top of Mt. Rokko, Rokko Garden Terrace is a complex of shop, coffee shop and observatory terrace. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the bay of Osaka, and the city of Kobe. There is a ...  more »
  • Nice view, even though we visited on a rainy day. Locals suggested still better view on clear days, when you can even see the Kobe harbour. The gift shop (peter Rabbit shop) is nice, with many interes...  more »
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  • Great view of the city. Definitely recommend going at night but being a jacket because either can get cold even in the summer.
  • Nice place to walk around, very accessible by ropeway or cable car plus bus. Gorgeous view of Osaka Bay.
  • Great view to kobe!! Even day or night.
  • Super lovely place to visit
  • Nice place

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Kobe does best with sleek mid-range and high-end hotels offering views of the skyline; book rooms facing south for views of the bay during the day and the city lights at night. Luxury hotels along the waterfront are pricey but offer impeccable comfort and service. You can find last-minute accommodations at the city's budget hotels from the information desk in the main train station or online. For a very Japanese experience, try out one of the city's capsule hotels, known for ingenious space efficiency.
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