June 24, 2019
Top 10 Autumn Leaves Viewing Spots in Kobe!
Kobe city, Hyogo Prefecture. Since Hyogo had prospered as a port town before, you can see an exoticism cultures. Sightseeing spots in Kobe include places full of foreign culture such as Kobe Nankinmachi, spots with a nature like Nunobiki Falls, and Mount Rokko famous for its wonderful night view. Especially the night view is popular! However, the beautiful scenery of Kobe is not only a night scene. This time, we will introduce the 10 recommended autumn leaves viewing spot in Kobe.
While enjoying the quiet nature, you can hear the sound of the waterfall. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, why don’t you heal yourself? There is a waterfall divided into upper and lower sections in “Tsuzumigataki Park”, and in the wilderness, when you make your ears clear, the sound of water falling off makes you feel comfortable. It’ll be nice for you to feel relaxing atmosphere for a change.
In “Tsuzumigataki Park”, you can enjoy cherry blossoms in spring, snow scene in winter, and red Maples in autumn. You can enjoy in the four seasons! Such a very attractive place! Why don’t you go there and rest yourself?
Name: Tsuzumigataki Park
Address: Arima-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Map: map to Tsuzumigataki Park
Kobe Municipal Arboretum
“Kobe Municipal Arboretum” is a very large botanical garden where about 1,200 kinds of trees are planted. It is very nice to walk under the red leaves which covers the sky during autumn.
In addition, there are various seasonal events in the park, nature school, concert etc. They also have sports plaza, little child park, adventure hill,which children can enjoy. It’ll be great for family holidays!
Name: Kobe Municipal Arboretum
Address: 1-2 Nagao, Yamadacho Kamitanigami, Kita-ku, Kobe, Hyogo
Time: 9:00 to 17:01
Map: map to Kobe Municipal Arboretum
Suma Rikyu Park
“Suma Rikyu Park” has a beautiful fountain, a flower garden, carriageway and a greenhouse. Just taking a walk in the garden, you might feel like a princess of the medieval era.
Above all, in “Midori Falls” which autumn leaves can be seen, the scenery that autumn leaves reflected in the pond becomes so beautiful. It is tempting to stay for a long time. Autumn leaves continue from the “Midori Falls” to the flower garden, the Japanese garden and the maple road, and it is nice to walk slowly, forgetting the flow of time! From the middle of November will be the best season for autumn leaves.
Name: Suma Rikyu Park
Address: 1-1 Higashi Suma-ku, Kobe City Hyogo
Time: 9: 00-17: 00
Map: map to Suma Rikyu Park
Hara Fudo Waterfall
The Hara Fudo Waterfall, which is located about 40 minutes away from the Yamazaki IC on the Chūgoku Expressway, is slightly out of the city area. This Hara Fudo Waterfall is a popular spot with full of tourists when it is time for colored leaves.
There is also a hot spring and a campsite nearby, so you can do barbecues during summer time. It’s an attractive place for families to enjoy fall foliage hunting as well. You will be able to enjoy the fall colors and then go to a hot spring to refresh. The 88m waterfall that falls like sewing between autumn leaves is a superb view, and it is a recommended place for autumn leaves hunting.
Name: Hara Fudo Waterfall
Address: 625, Hagachobara, Sakai City, Hyogo
Access: About an hour by car from Ohara Station
Map: map to Hara Fudo Waterfall
Speaking of Kobe, this is a regular sightseeing spot. In Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, one of the most famous tourist spots is undoubtedly the “Rokko Mountain”. There is a ropeway at “Rokko Mountain”, and you can enjoy a 10-minute aerial walk.
The time to move slowly while looking down on the lush trees is an irreplaceable treasure. When it comes to autumn, you can see the colored leaves, so you might feel to ride on the ropeway many times. In addition, various events are held, so please check once.
Name: Rokko Mountain
Address: Motoyama-cho Mori, Higashiiso-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Map: map to Rokko Mountain
This “Taketaniyama Valley” is one of the most scenic spots and one of the top 100 sightseeing spots in Hyogo. It is a mountain road, but there is also a well maintained promenade, so even people who are not used to it, can take a walk. You can see the beautiful scenery with the brightly colored autumn leaves that fill the area.
In addition, Eighty-eight Buddha Repentence line along with the promenade and you can feel the good old days of Japan. “Taketaniyama Valley” which shows various faces with cherry blossoms in spring and silver world in winter. Autumn leaves are from late October to mid November. Please go see autumn leaves.
Name: Taketaniyama Valley
Address: Nada, Hachiyo-ku, Taka-cho, Taka-gun, Hyogo
Map: map to Taketaniyama Valley
Rokko Takayama Botanical Garden
Kobe’s tourist attractions “Rokko Mountain” and the view from the ropeway might be awesome, but the red leaves that can be seen in this “Taketaniyama Valley” is also wonderful. Moreover, night walks are also permitted here during the event (usually from the end of October to the beginning of November), and you can see the best views that you can not get usually.
Perhaps the only autumn leaves hunting spot where there are two sights in one place, is only here in Kobe city. There is also a autumnal stamp rally, so it is a place which children and adults can enjoy together. If you enjoy colored leaves in Kobe, here is recommended!
Name: Rokko Takayama Botanical Garden
Address: 4512-150, Kita Rokko, Nada, Rokkoyama-cho, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Access: 6 minutes by car from Rokko-sankami Station
Map: map to Rokko Takayama Botanical Garden
Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden
This “Kobe Nunobiki herb garden” is the largest herb garden in the country where about 200 kinds of 75,000 strains of flowers and herbs are planted. As soon as you enter the garden, you can relax with the gentle smell of fragrant herbs.
What we recommend for the time of autumnal leaves is the ropeway, although it is the case with Rokko Mountain. The reason is that you can look at Keihanshin in the distance, the beautiful red in the garden and the blue contrast of the city from the boundary to the other side are very eye-catching, and you will be drawn into it.
Name: Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden
Address: 1-4-3, Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
Access: 5 minutes on foot from Shin-Kobe Station
Map: map to Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden
This “Zuihoji Park” is a popular spot for colored leaves in the hot spring area called Arima Onsen. It is amazing because Arima onsen was loved by the famous historical great man, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Originally there was a temple called Zuihoji in this place, and Toyotomi Hideyoshi was also visiting there. The”Zuihoji Park utilised empty lots. There is also a stone foundation that Toyotomi Hideyoshi has been using. It is fantastic that you walk in the path of the autumn leaves while feeling the shadows of great people who ran around during the Warring States period.
It is a particularly unbearable place for history enthusiasts, but it is nice to have a picnic and enjoy it with your family. After enjoying, why don’t you heal your body at Arima Onsen which Hideyoshi loved as well?
Name: Zuihoji Park
Address: Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo
Map: map to Zuihoji Park
“Nene Bridge” is located in the center of the spa town. Nene is a person who is said to have been the wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. She survived the era of war and supported her husband. The bridge, named after her, is a spot which people can see very beautiful autumn leaves.
Compared to the many autumnal spots mentioned above, it is not a landscape that spreads all over the area, but the bright red balustrade of the bridge and the color of the dimly colored autumn leaves match very well. It attracts many people. There is a statue of the her on the side of the bridge, which reminds us of this place in the past.
Name: Nene Bridge
Address: Arima Town, Kita Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo
Map: map to Nene Bridge
Let’s Enjoy the Beautiful Autumn Leaves in Kobe!
This time we have introduced 10 spots for autumn leaves, which we would like you to go when visiting Kobe in the autumn. Of course there are many sightseeing spots in Kobe, so it can be enjoyed all year round. However, there are also ways to enjoy the seasons such as autumn leaves, spring cherry blossoms, summer fresh green, and winter snow scene. When visiting Kobe for sightseeing, please visit not only the standard spots, but also spots which we recommened this time.