Why do not you go to “Kobe Nunobiki Harb Gardens” if you come to Hyogo. This is located on the mountain where you use the ropeway and a vast herb garden is a beautiful place throughout the four seasons. At the restaurant inside the park, buffet using herbs is provided. It is a very popular spot that can be enjoyed even by family members and friends.
“Kobe Nunobiki Harb Gardens” is a healing spot where the smell of herbs and flowers is available, which can be reached just by extending a little foot from the city center of Kobe. Many plants bloom lovely flowers every season, they show their appearance every season, so they are always crowded with families and couples. It is a good idea to take a stroll through the fragrance of flowers and spend a relaxing holiday.
“Kobe Nunobiki Harb Gardens” which shows the transitions of the seasons is a wonderful spot surely satisfying even when you visit. Each of spring, summer autumn and winter has its own charm.
Needless to say, spring is the flower season in which the most flowers in the year are blooming. On the flower bed in the garden, flowers of all sorts are all blooming from the small flower of sky blue “Nemophila” which is star-shaped flower is lovely to the rose of big waves. Also, in the early summer, a hydrangea tree is planted in the path where light blue or light purple flowers show a pretty gradation. And in autumn the cosmos is brilliant. Cosmos, grown to cover the calm hills one after another, is wearing pink or white cute flowers and being shaken by autumn breeze.
Also, there are lots of flower beds and displays with nice atmosphere in the park. The gardens made by top gardener are outstanding sense, so if you like gardening and interior please slowly take a walk.
In the winter the inside of the park is not crowded so you can spend a relaxing time. There are greenhouses in the park so many flowers are blooming in the middle of winter.
If you get hungry on a walk in the park try trying a meal with a smell of herbs. The garden is dotted with stylish buffet restaurants and cafés.
“Kobe Nunobiki Harb Gardens” is a healing spot where seasonal herbs and flowers are blossomingly blooming. You can touch colorful rich nature’s change in the city.
Kobe Nunobiki Harb Gardens is Japan’s largest herb garden with 12 theme gardens. About 200 kinds of herbs and flowers are entertaining visitors with their fragrance and pretty appearance. Here, there are lots of places to see, strolling through the gardens, taking pictures and enjoying herb dishes, so you can enjoy it all day there.
You can go to Kobe Nunobiki Harb Gardens only by the ropeway. It is also close to the main station in the center of Kobe, and from Shin-Kobe Station of the Shinkansen, you can reach the Harb Gardens Bottom station of the ropeway in 5 minutes on foot.
At the Observation Plaza, the stalls and the buildings are lined up to surround the plaza. Since there are plenty of tables and benches, so you can buy drinks and food at stalls, and can also eat there. In addition, there are souvenir department and scent museum in the building around square. The scent history and perfume bottles etc are displayed and you can really enjoy various scents.
As you go down the road from the Observation Plaza, there is the Garden Terrace ahead of the halfway the Herb Museum.
There is “spice studio” in the Garden Terrace. There, exhibitions related to spices are being held. There are also experiential sections, so it is recommended place for children. There are also “Grass House (greenhouse)”, “Herb’s Foot Bath” and “Mint Cafe”, so you can relax there while looking at the unparalleled view of Kobe.
Illuminations inside the garden are also performed by a limited time offer. The fantastic light-up shows us the appearance of the Kobe Nunobiki Harb Gardens, which is different from daytime. Please check the opening time and visit by all means.
|Name:||Kobe Nunobiki Harb Gardens|
|Address:||1-4-3 Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture 650-0002 Japan|
|Access:||JR Sanyo Shinkansen Line “Shin-Kobe-eki Station” (5 minutes walk to the “Harb Gardens Bottom Sta.” of Kobe Nunobiki Ropeway)|
1,500 yen (Adult)
750 yen (Junior High School Students or Under)
Free (Preschool children)
*Night Ticket (from 17:00)
900 yen (Adult)
550 yen (Junior High School Students or Under)
Please refer the official web page.