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Rokko Shidare Observatory (自然体感展望台 六甲枝垂れ)


Observatory / Outlook

This observation deck is located in “Rokko Garden Terrace” in Nada Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture. It boasts a unique design conceived of by architect Hiroshi Sanbuichi. The frames, walls, and floors use Japanese cedar from Yoshino, and the frame interior spreads like foliage, exuding a gentle scent. The observation deck offers a splendid view not only of Kobe City, but also Akashi Strait, Osaka Bay, and Kansai Airport. At night, there is an event in which the entire frame is illuminated by LEDs that can display over 10 million colors, creating an almost otherworldly sight amidst the Kobe night skyline.


Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Nada-ku Rokkousanchou Gokaiyama 1877-9 (Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea)

phone 0788942281

10:00-21:00 (Last entry is 30 minutes closing)
* Subject to change due to season, weather, etc.

Review of Rokko-Shidare Observatory

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/07/17 OK to go
Its a special structure and has some design background to it. We went in the day and night since at night it lit up.

The night was cold and very windy and lucky we were all geared up. The interior...
Reviewed:2019/03/30 Nothing Special
We drove there and it was just located next to the car park. Didnt pay and go inside as nothing special.
Reviewed:2019/03/24 Not worth the 200 yen
Got here in the sunset and paid 200 discounted price...walked up the slope and entered the circular wooden structure...and walked out again...huh, thats it? Built on a higher ground than the road...

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Hyogo Pref. Koubeshi Nada-ku Rokkousanchou Gokaiyama 1877-9 [map]
Kobe / Arima / AkashiArea
10:00-21:00 (Last entry is 30 minutes closing)
* Subject to change due to season, weather, etc.
open everyday (closed on 3/2-3/3/2021)
[Admission fee]
[Adult] 310yen
[4 years old-Elementary School Students] 210yen
Parking Lot
Available (340spaces)
* Inside Rokko Garden Terrace Area
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
Not available
Temporary suspension:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 7, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Day] 1-1,000yen
[Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (A helper is required because there is a steep slope)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Hyogo Areas


          Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture’s main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country’s most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.