Like nothing else, the mountains surrounding Kobe add magic to the city. Today’s journey begins at Nunobiki Falls, just five minutes or so from the Shin-Kobe bullet train station and the starting point for numerous mountain hiking trails. It’s also a source of Kobe drinking water! For an easier way to ascend Mount Rokko, take the historic Rokko Cable Car, established back in 1932. From 737m up, why not enjoy Tenran Observatory and a lunch to remember at Tenran Café? The visual and edible feasts continue at Granite Café, also on Rokko and Hotel de Maya, which offer fine dining in comfort and style along with matchless night views.