Northern Kobe

Hyogo, Kansai

Come visit the breathtaking “the Million Dollar Night View” and famous Arima Onsen which dates back to the 8th century.

Located in southern Hyogo and on the northern coast of the Osaka Bay, Mt. Rokko is known as the best sightseeing and health resort in the Hanshin (Osaka-Kobe) district. The peak of the mountain is approximately 931 meters above sea level. The view of Kobe from the mountain is breathtaking and has gained the title, “the Million Dollar Night View.”

Mt. Rokko was originally opened as a place for foreigners’ cottages, followed by rapid development into a health resort since a cable railway was put in service. Kobe city boasts a 100-year-old oldest golf course, an artificial ski site, and Rokkosan Pasture. The pasture grazes Kiso horses (Japanese breed), Tokara horses and other horses on its spacious ground, attracting 7 million visitors each year.

Located in the north of Kobe, Arima Onsen is one of the oldest springs in Japan and said to have been opened since the Buddhist monks built a sanitarium in the 8th century. The hot springs of Arima are very popular as it is often referred to as “the back parlor of Keihanshin” (Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe). The resorts contain a variety of hot springs including sodium-rich springs with sodium content as rich as twice that of seawater, carbonated springs with soda pop flavors and radium springs.


From Tokyo:
About 2hrs 50 min to Shin-Kobe Station by JR Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen Line. 20 min from Shin-Kobe Station to Hankyu Rokko Station by bus. 33 min to Hankyu Rokko Station from Hankyu Umeda Station by Hankyu Dentetsu Railway. 25 min from Hankyu Rokko Station to the top of Mt. Rokko by bus.

[Arima Hot Springs]
35 min from Shin-Kobe Station by bus. 60 min from Umeda Station to Arima-onsen by coach. 15 min from Mt.Rokko by Rokko Arima Ropeway.

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