The highest peak of the Rokko mountain range that forms the backdrop of the Kobe cityscape. 931m above sea level, it is a sightseeing spot located on the eastern tip of the Setonaikai National Park. The flat area extending through the western side of the summit is called West Mt. Rokko, while the summit itself is called East Mt. Rokko. From the mid-Meiji period, villas, golf courses, and other facilities have been developed on the western side of the summit, turning it into a leading leisure spot in the Kansai region. The summit provides a spectacular night view of Kobe and the cities between Kobe and Osaka.
【Access】Approximately 44 minutes by car from the hotel
The landmark of Kobe. The top-floor observation deck provides a panoramic view of the port of Kobe, the city, and the Rokko mountain range. Guests can enjoy the third-floor observation deck with a cafe that rotates 360 degrees in 20 minutes and the fifth-floor observation deck that has a ceiling covered with seasonal constellations made of optical fibers.
Guests can also enjoy the tower at night with illumination from 7,040 LED lights.
【Access】Approximately 10 minutes by car from the hotel
Built by German merchant Gottfried Thomas as his residence in 1910, this house is the only one in the Kitano-cho/Yamamoto-dori district of early-twentieth-century-Western-style mansions built for early foreign settlers that is made of brick. Its bright-colored brick exterior and the weathercock atop its steeple have made it a symbol of the Kitano-cho district.
【Access】An approximately 10 minute walk from the hotel
One of the three oldest hot springs (onsen) in Japan and one of the most famous in the Kansai region. Esteemed area that has been visited by many prominent people since Toyotomi Hideyoshi's era, this hot spring town has a peaceful atmosphere reminicent of old Japan with many old-style townhouses, and is nestled in the Rokko mountain gorge.
【Access】Approximately 49 minutes by car from the hotel