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Nunobiki Herb Gardens in Kobe are one of the largest herb gardens in Japan.

The gardens are filled with 200 different kinds of seasonal flowers and other plants, and you can also enjoy the views of Kobe from a few different observation points. There are 12 different garden areas, plus a glass house, herbal footbath, and several cafés and restaurants. The gardens sit atop the Mount Rokkō Mountain Range, and visitors can either hike up or take the ropeway.

How to get to Nunobiki Herb Gardens

The closest train station to Nunobiki Herb Gardens is Shin-Kobe Station on the Hokushin and Seishin-Yamate Lines, and the Sanyō Shinkansen route. From the station it’s just a 5-minute walk to the Nunobiki Ropeway Station that can take you up to the garden in 10 minutes.

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You could also take one of the hiking trails up to the garden.

How much does entry cost?

Entry to the Nunobiki Herb Gardens is packaged with a one-way or round-trip ropeway ticket. For adults one-way tickets cost ¥1,400, while round-trip tickts cost ¥2,000. Youth (junior high school and elementary school students) are half price, while children preschool age and under are free.

There are also round-trip only tickets available for the evenings that cost ¥1,500 for adults and ¥950 for youth.