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Rokko-Shidare Observatory

Area:Mt. Rokko / Mt. Maya

A unique observatory at the top of Mt. Rokko, which has become another landmark of Kobe.It was designed by the remarkable architect, Hiroshi Sambuichi.The outside of the observatory is all covered in small frames, which have been designed with the image of leaves of a big tree. Each frame lets an air in and go into an ice room (where natural ice made in winter season is kept in) inside the observatory in order to cool it. In summer, it is quite nice to go and sit on a bench inside to feel the cool air comes out from the ice room.And in winter, under certain climate conditions, frosted leaves landed on the outside of the frame would create the fantastic view.Please come and visit the new-style observatory and refresh yourself in a rich natural environment of Rokko with a beauty of all four seasons.

Location1877-9 Gosukeyama Rokkosan-cho Nada-ku Kobe
Business hoursApr - Jan: 10:00 - 21:00 (last entry 20:30) / Jan - March: 10:00 - 18:00 (last entry 17:30) Vary depending on the weather
ClosedOpen year-round

Last updated:January 12, 2018

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