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Mt. Maya (Mayasan)

One of the three most famous night views in Japan! Take the "Maya Viewline" that takes you right to the plateau where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Mountain

The 702-meter-high Mt. Maya is one of the major peaks of the Rokko Mountains, a chain of mountains of various sizes.
Getting to the tourist spots scattered around Mt. Maya is a breeze with the Maya Cable or Maya Ropeway, a.k.a. Maya Viewline.

On a sunny day, you can see Awaji Island, the Akashi Bridge, and Shodoshima (Shodo Island) from the top of the mountain. One of the most popular attractions is the dynamic night view from the Kikuseidai Observatory, counted in Japan's three best night views.
Lady Maya, the birth mother of Buddha, is enshrined at "Mt. Maya Tenjo-ji Temple." People worship her as a guardian of safe childbirth, fertility, and child-rearing. Some historians say that Mt. Maya was named after Lady Maya.

Highlights

  • Easy access to the top of the mountain on the Maya Cable or Maya Ropeway.
  • From the Kikuseidai Observatory, you can see the dynamic night view counted in Japan's three best night views.
  • Lady Maya enshrined in "Mt. Maya Tenjo-ji Temple" is worshiped as a guardian of safe childbirth, fertility, and child-rearing.

Photos

  • Kikuseidai Observatory

    Kikuseidai Observatory

  • View from Kikuseidai Observatory

    View from Kikuseidai Observatory

  • Night View

    Night View

  • Night View

    Night View

  • Maya Ropeway

    Maya Ropeway

  • Maya Ropeway Hoshi no Eki Station

    Maya Ropeway Hoshi no Eki Station

  • Maya Cable

    Maya Cable

  • “Mt. Maya Tenjo-ji Temple,” a power spot on top of Mt. Maya

    “Mt. Maya Tenjo-ji Temple,” a power spot on top of Mt. Maya

  • Mt. Maya Tenjo-ji Temple

    Mt. Maya Tenjo-ji Temple

Reviews

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  • David Chen

    日本三大夜景之一,海拔雖然不高但是到了晚上風大還是偏冷。

  • 許美鳳

    去過神戶六甲山和摩耶山兩處欣賞夜景,相比之下摩耶山的景色更遼闊可以看到大阪、和歌山、四國等地⋯⋯看到神戶市美麗的夜景真的不虛此行

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Details

Name in Japanese
摩耶山
Postal Code
657-0104
Address
Mayasancho, Nada-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Telephone
078-861-2998 (Maya Viewline)
Business Hours
Varies by the facility
Closed
Varies by the facility
Admission
Varies by the facility
Access
A 25-minute ride on the Kobe City Bus No. 18 from Sannomiya Station (any line) to “Maya Cable Shita bus-stop”
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)