Mt. Maya 

Enjoy one of Japan’s Three Great Nightscapes, the night view of Kobe from Mount Maya

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The Rokko Mountain Range is the symbol of Kobe. Among them, there is the soaring peak of Mount Maya at 609 m. You can enjoy a glittering night view like that of a jewelry box from the observation point.
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Cable car, Ropeway Mar 20~Jul 19、Sep1~Oct31 10:00am〜5:20pm Jul 20〜Aug 31 10:00am〜8:40pm Nov 1~Mar19  10:00am〜5:20pm [close] Every Tuesday (Cable car, Ropeway) Open daily during Jul 20〜Aug 31
Adult: 770 YEN
Children: 440 YEN

The prices are for a one-way trip for the entire cable car and ropeway
Nada-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo

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To fully enjoy a beautiful night view…

Mt. Maya is located in the center of the Rokko Mountains which have been loved by tourists for activities such as hiking. You can easily make your way up from the city to the peak by using the Maya Cableway and the Maya Ropeway, known together as the Maya View Line, so people who are not into mountain climbing can rest easy. From inside the Maya View Line, you can get a panoramic view of Osaka Bay, and the line is that little-known spot where you can get that close-up feeling of nature on the mountain. This is especially recommended for those who want to really enjoy the scenery at leisure. From the Kikuseidai observation point at the top of Mt. Maya at 609m, you can see Kobe and even out to Osaka. Moreover, the view at night spreads out in front of your eyes and glitters like a jewel box, but you can also get a different expression of Kobe during the day. It is an amazing view from Mt. Maya that has been known as one of Japan’s Three Great Nightscapes, so enjoy that romantic moment up there.

Refresh yourself in the middle of lush nature

The night view from Mt. Maya certainly has a breathtaking beauty that would make anyone swoon. However, it’s also recommended to take in the lush nature of Mt. Maya underneath that blue sky. The truly plentiful greenery surrounding Mt. Maya is incredible. Starting from Maya Nature Park, there are other numerous tourist spots where you can take a leisurely stroll such as Tenjo-ji Temple and the atmospheric Lake Hodaka. Of course, there is also that grand view from the mountain of Kobe and Osaka during the daytime. How about easing that fatigue from traveling as you enjoy the wonderful scenery in the clean air?

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