Mount Rokkō is 931m high and is the perfect spot for a city’s picturesque view. Various tourist attractions can be found such as a botanical garden and a music box museum. Japan’s first golf course was on top of Mount Rokkō too. There is no single mountain or peak called “Rokkō.” The highest peak of the mountains is called Rokkō-Saikōhō (六甲最高峰, Rokkō-Saikōhō?), literally, the highest peak in Rokkō Mountains.
Top of Rokkō-Saikoho
How to get there?
From central Kobe:
From Sannomiya Station, take the Hankyu Kobe Line to Rokko Station (7 minutes, 180 Yen), from where you can catch the Rokko Cablecar up the mountain (10 minutes, 570 Yen one way, 1000 Yen round trip).
The “Omote Rokko Shuyu Joshaken” ticket consists of a round trip ticket for the Rokko Cablecar and unlimited use of the circular bus line on top of the mountain for 1300 Yen.
From Arima Onsen:
The Rokko Arima Ropeway connects Arima Onsen with the top of Mount Rokko. The one way trip takes 12 minutes and costs 980 Yen. A round trip ticket costs 1770 Yen.
The “Ura Rokko Shuyu Joshaken” ticket consists of a round trip ticket for the Rokko Arima Ropeway and unlimited use of the circular bus line on top of the mountain for 1900 Yen.
From Kobe to Arima or the other way around:
The “Rokko Arima Katamichi Joshaken” ticket provides a one way trip between Rokko Station and Arima Onsen using cablecar, bus and ropeway plus unlimited use of the circular bus line on Mount Rokko for 1700 Yen. It is a nice way to access Arima Onsen from Kobe.
More info on how to get to Mount Rokko: Travel Guide Japan