Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens and Ropeway E-Ticket

Overview

Enjoy the view at two very different scales at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens. Japan’s largest herb garden sits on Mt. Rokko, offering famous views of Kobe among ever-changing seasonal plants and flowers.

Highlights

  • Wander scenic paths with views of Kobe
  • Enjoy 75,000 seasonal plants and flowers in Japan’s largest herb garden
  • Take tea or lunch in a picturesque cafe at the top of the garden
  • Includes return tickets for the ropeway cable car

Key Information

Important Information

• Most of the gardens are wheelchair accessible, but note that there are steep slopes on the road • Electric wheelchairs are available for rental at the Information Center • In case of inclement weather, the gardens may be closed • The gardens will be closed for 2 weeks every February for inspection of the ropeway. Please check the exact schedule before visiting the park • Children aged 5 and under can enter for free

Description

Kobe is famous for its “Ten-Million-Dollar Night View” from the top of Mt. Rokko. But it’s not just after dark that you’ll want to visit. Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens sits at the top of the Shin-Kobe Ropeway cable car, and is replete with 75,000 herbs and flowers from 200 species. Japan’s largest herb garden is a dramatic 10-minute cable car ride from Sanroku Station, during which you’ll be able to take in the sights of Japan’s famous port city. When you arrive at the top, you’ll be presented with a picturesque cafe and restaurant serving creations made with the garden’s herbs, including an original herb tea. The garden itself is split into 12 areas, which follow a winding path down the mountain. The Rose Symphony Garden features around 60 roses, many hailing from England, in all shapes, colors, and sizes. The Fragrant Garden focuses on the best-smelling herbs, and is reminiscent of the European countryside. The Herb Museum includes meticulous labeling to teach visitors about the plants’ characteristics. Experience a classic kitchen garden with vegetables and herbs in the Potager area, then visit the Glasshouse for a greenhouse full of fruits and spices. The Lavender Garden pays tribute to the “Queen of Herbs,” with lavender-picking available every June. Enjoy a new sight every time you visit the Four Seasons Garden, which also features benches and hammocks for a quick break on the lawns. The Waterfall Patio mirrors the nearby Nunobiki Falls, which are visible from the Ropeway. Next, the Oriental Garden introduces you to indigenous Japanese and Asian plants which have been used for centuries in cooking, medicine, and crafts. The Lily Garden features blooms of this famous flower, and finally the Kaze no Oka Flower Garden lets you gaze out upon Kobe from a gentle field of flowers.

How it works

1. Once your reservation is confirmed, your QR code e-ticket will be sent to your email 2. On the day of your visit, please present your QR code e-ticket at the Information Center on 4F of Sanroku Station

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