Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden And Ropeway

Currently Closed
  • Address: Japan, 〒650-0002 Hyōgo-ken, Kobe-shi, Chūō-ku, Kitanochō, 1 Chome−4
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:45 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-782711160
  • Ticket Price: 1400 JPY
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, View Point, Family And Kids, Ropeways

The layout of this attraction can be mildly confusing to foreigners: the thing to remember is that this is TWO attractions, a cable car ropeway from the foot of the hill, and the herb garden the cable car takes you to at the top of the mountain.

The ride is about 10 minutes long and takes you over iconic views - Nunobiki waterfall and, the NunobikiGohonmatsu dam, and of course, spectacular panoramas of Kobe itself, and the Seto Inland Sea. It's hard to decide which is a better time to ride, the daytime or the evening.

The journey's end greets you with a lovely observation deck. Selfie time. There's a cafe, restaurant and shop at the pretty half-timbered house. Check out the many different blooms at the musical Rose Symphony Garden. The exquisite herb garden itself has about 75,000 herbs and 2000 flowers! Visit the Kobe confectionery factory Honey Bee. Enjoy a herbal foot bath.

It's possible to simply hike up to the herb garden instead of taking the ropeway, skipping the rose garden below. Or you could take the ropeway halfway to the Kaze no Oka station, get off, and then continue to climb to the top. Or you could skip the ropeway on your way back and hike down.

  • Address given is for the ropeway station at the foot of the hill. The official herb garden address is "YamagoriFukiaicho, Chuo Ward, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture 651-0058, Japan"

  • Normal: 1400 yen (700 yen child) roundtrip; 900 yen (450 yen child) one way
  • Nightgame Business: 800 yen (500 yen child)
  • Free for preschoolers.
  • Entrance to herb garden is not the one way ticket.
  • The elderly, group visitors of more than 15 people, and the disabled can avail further discounts.
  • Piedmont station to intermediate station (one way) & intermediate station to foothills station (one way): 700 yen (350 yen child)
  • One-way tickets will be available only between the foot of a mountain station and the wind of the hill station.

20th March - 19th July and September - November


  • Monday - Friday: 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 9:30 am - 8:15 pm

Herb Garden:

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

20th July - August

  • Ropeway: 9:30 am - 8:15 pm
  • Herb Garden: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm

December - 19th March

  • Ropeway: 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
  • Herb Garden: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

May be closed due to bad weather.

  • Kobe Municipal Subway: JR, Hankyu and Hanshin "Sannomiya" stop "Shin-Kobe Station"
  • Bullet Train stop "Shin-Kobe Station"
  • Check attraction website for bus stop access details or ask locals for information.
  • From Shin Kobe Station, find your way to the Herb garden at the foot station (HÄbu-en sanroku-eki)

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  • Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden And Ropeway Address: Japan, 〒650-0002 Hyōgo-ken, Kobe-shi, Chūō-ku, Kitanochō, 1 Chome−4
  • Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden And Ropeway Contact Number: +81-782711160
  • Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden And Ropeway Timing: 10:00 am - 04:45 pm
  • Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden And Ropeway Price: 1400 JPY
  • Best time to visit Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden And Ropeway(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden And Ropeway: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Kobe include Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden And Ropeway in their plan

  • 49.09% of people start their Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden And Ropeway visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden And Ropeway

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

86.05% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden And Ropeway

People normally club together Hyogo Prefectural Museum Of Art and Kitanocho while planning their visit to Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden And Ropeway.

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  • Wonderful garden! We went to Shin-Kobe station and took a 5min-walk to the ropeway that led up to the garden. On the way up we saw the view of Kobe and the Nunobiki waterfall. It was mid-December so most of the flowers were not blooming and the colors were rather drab. However, the Rest House at the top of the station was simply enchanting ... it was like a charming European town. There were plenty of free-and-easy hands-on activities in the fragrance museum, herb museum and a glass house with absolutely beautiful Christmas decorations. You can have your lunch of burgers with the garden's own herbs in a charming little restaurant overlooking Kobe city. After that, you can dip your feet in the hot foot bath outside the glass house. The garden was so lovely we spent about 4-5 hours there.

  • This place is honestly such a breath of fresh air from the bustling streets of Osaka. You take a cable car to the top station and it is a nice retreat from the sweltering heat of Japan in August. Obviously this place is a herb garden with various displays of herbs and vegetables, but do not be fooled as these things can exude their own air of beauty in its simplicity. The displays and interspersed points of interest make this quite a relaxing and interesting spot. The middle platform area even has a lounging area to take in the natural beauty and breathtaking view of Kobe. Perfect for dates or even just a casual day out. Prices are reasonable. Highly recommended!

  • Although I lack interest in gardens in general, this is a good spot to visit. It has a few places to eat and some interesting shops. The best part for me was the spectacular view over the city of Kobe. Well worth the trip up the cable car alone.

  • Worth the price just for the ride up and down the mountain. Can see some wonderful views of Kobe. The plants are nice to see as well. Would like to see it earlier in the spring when more flowers are blooming though..

  • A must visit place for those who love nature and plants. I could take hours and hours to enjoy fragrance of the flower and herbs around. A nice place for relaxation as well.

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