Kobe Municipal Arboretum

Botanical Garden
This arboretum sits on an extensive area which covers 142.6 hectares in total, and is located on Mt. Rokko in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. They raise and exhibit various plants at the arboretum, focusing on a total of roughly 1,200 species of Japanese and foreign woody plant, and the areas are divided up based on their place of origin such as Asia, Europe and North America. It is famous for its seasonal flowers such as it having 25 varieties and 350 species including 50,000 hydrangea plants, roughly 4,000 rhododendron, azalea and cherry trees. You can also enjoy the leaves changing colors in autumn with such as Hananoki (Japanese Red Maple) and Iroha Momiji (Japanese Maple). There is a free shuttle bus from Kita Suzurandai Station.

Spot details

Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Kita-ku Yamadachoushimotanigami 1-2
9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
Wednesday (The next day for Public holidays), New Year's Holiday (12/29-1/3)
[Admission fee] Adults (High School Students and above) 300yen, Children150yen
Parking Lot
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Temporary suspension:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 1, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Beautiful autumn foliage in a park not far from Kobe city centre
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.07.17
    It is nice to take a stroll in the autumn for a few hours just to see the foliage which was turning in to various shades of red, orange, yellow and green.We went in November and the driving is...
  • Great place for walks
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.11.04
    This is another quiet place in the Kobe hills to get away from city noises. There are numerous trails walkers can take, each well-tended. Its especially pretty during autumn when leaves turn color.
  • Hiking in the autumn
    5.0 Reviewed:2017.12.03
    This place is HUGE. If you only have a bit of time, the large pond in the middle of the park is the main highlight and right by the deer enclosures. There are treks to other areas of this park, but...

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