75 KM - 0H28 - SHIN-KOBE STATIONKobe’s shinkansen station
is a good spot to watch the bullet trains speeding along, since the services that don’t stop shoot straight past along the platform edge. A popular ropeway departs just next to the station. As it ascends, it passes by the Nunobiki Waterfall and the Nunobiki Herb Garden
, giving a nice aerial view of both. The highlight of the ride lies in the observation deck located just beside the top station, which offers spectacular views of Kobe and is a popular night view spot. A further 20-minute scale up the mountain takes you to the middle station of Shin-Kobe Ropeway and the lower entrance of Nunobiki Herb Garden. This is one of Japan’s largest herb gardens with hundreds of herb species and seasonal flowers.