Throughout Japan and increasingly worldwide, Kobe is rightfully famous for its port, mountains and sea. The nighttime panorama from its famous summits, Mount Rokko and Mount Maya, was voted one of the top three in Japan and dubbed ‘the 10-million dollar night view’. Kobe offers some of the most beautiful hiking and waterfalls in Japan, just five minutes’ walk from the Shin-Kobe Shinkansen bullet train station. It also boasts its own beach and seafront, parks throughout the city and a 143-hectare arboretum in northern Kobe – a must for all nature-lovers!