Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens
The heavenly paradise of flowers and herbs...See, smell, touch, taste, learn and be healed.
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens is the largest herb garden facility in Japan, where you can see 75,000 herbs of around 200 different species, growing at an altitude of about 400 meters. It is filled with fresh scents and colors all year round. With 12 gardens of roses, lavender, seasonal flowers, and more, the vast park has plenty of places you can take beautiful pictures.
There is also a restaurant, cafe, and terrace with a full menu of seasonal herbs and edible flowers. Many of them are grown in the gardens. “The Veranda Kobe" has original menus such as the original parfait-like sweet Savarin and the famous Nunobiki Herb Burger, on top of a selection of classic herb tea.
At the Fragrance Museum, visitors can learn about the history of fragrances and experience the scent of different natural essential oils. Herb guide tours are available every day, and you can participate for free without a reservation.
If you are tired from walking around the gardens, you can lay down on the hammocks or relax your feet in the footbaths set up throughout the park.
Access to Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden is about 10 minutes by ropeway. On the gondola, you can overlook the city of Kobe and the ocean in all directions.
The largest sky-high herb garden facility in Japan is filled with fresh scents and colors all year round.
There are 12 gardens where you can interact with herbs and flowers blooming each season.
There is a full selection of original dishes and sweets inspired by the herb garden available at the restaurants and cafes.
You can lie down on the hammocks located around the gardens, and enjoy a luxurious time as if you are at a resort
A heavenly experience on the ropeway, looking over the city of Kobe and the ocean.
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 1-4-3 Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
● Ropeway: First departure at 9:30 am, last departure at 4:45 pm on the way up, last departure at 5:15 pm on the way down (all days in winter, weekdays in spring and autumn)
※ Weekends and holidays in spring (3/20 - 7/19) and autumn (9/1 - 11/30), and every day in summer (7/20 - 8/30): last departure on the way up at 8:15 pm, last departure on the way down at 9:00 pm.
● Herb Gardens: Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (all days in winter/weekdays in spring and autumn)
※ Closes at 8:30 pm on weekends and holidays in spring (3/20-7/19) and autumn (9/1-11/30), and all days in summer (7/20-8/30).
- Days of operation
Note: the park may be closed in case of strong winds or thunderstorms.
The ropeway is scheduled to be closed for about a month (sometime in February and March) for annual inspection.
- Ropeway & park entrance fee
Regular hours Adults: Roundtrip 1,500-yen One way 950 yen
Children: Roundtrip 750-yen One way 480 yen
Nighttime (after 5:00 pm round trip only) Adults: 900 yen Children: 550 yen Preschoolers: Free
- 5-minute walk from Shinkansen/Kobe City Subway "Shin-Kobe" Station to the ropeway stop "Herb Garden Sanroku" Station. A 10-minute ride on the ropeway will take you to the "Herb Garden Summit" station.
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)