KOBE 10 Million Dollar Night Scene


Hideo Y.

4.45(122) reviews
Japanese (Native), English
4 hours 30 min
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 30 people

Kobe's night scenery has charmed so many tourists that it ranks itself among the top three in Japan.

The spectacular view of Kobe from Mt.Rokko and Mt.Maya is often called the "10 Million Dollar Night Scene."

Meeting Point

at your hotel ( in KOBE )

06:30 PM

Maya Viewline (Maya Cable Car)

We use cable car and rope way to the top of Maya Mountain

07:00 PM


From the observatory deck, you can ccommand a panoramic night view.

08:00 PM

the foot of Maya mountain

We use Maay ropeway and cable to the foot of the mountain

Ending Point

at your hotel ( in KOBE )

What to Expect

Kobe's night scenery has charmed so many tourists that it ranks itself among the top three in Japan.

The spectacular view of Kobe from Mt.Rokko and Mt.Maya is often called the "10 Million Dollar Night Scene."

There are many restaurants in Sannomiya, the central part of Kobe.

After having dinner such as Kobe beef, sushi, or Chinese food with you, I'd like to take you to see the night view from Mt.Maya. From JR Rokkomichi Station to Mt.Maya it takes about 40 minutes and we'll have to use three modes of transportation. First, it takes about 15 minutes by bus from JR Rokkomichi Sta. to Maya Cable Station. Second, we'll go to the Niji (Rainbow) Station on the Maya Cable Car. Finally, we'll take the Maya Ropeway to Hoshi (Star) Station. The time it takes on the cable car and the ropeway is about 5 minutes each.

From the cable car and ropeway which link the top and the bottom of Mt.Maya in a line, you can enjoy the view of Mt.Maya ,a mountain covered with virgin forests. It's a great way to get up close and persona with the mountain and get to the magnificient panoramic view renowned as the 10 million dollar night scene, easily and quickly.

Mt.Maya Kikuseidai is an observatory deck close to Maya Cable Hoshi Station. Kikuseidai in Japanese means a base(dai), for scooping stars (Kikusei). It provides you with a jewel-like night view of Kobe spreading before your eyes.

And also you can enjoy the promenade, which is called "Kirakira Path", decorated with glittering "Maya Stones", which absorb plenty of sunlight during the day and glitter in the night. It looks like a brilliantly shining Milky Way standing out in the darkness.

Why don't you enjoy Kobe's 10 million dollar night scene, one of the three best night scenes in Japan !!

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), dinner, bus ( 210 JPY per person ), Maya Viewline (cable and ropeway) fee ( 1,540 JPY per person )

Important Information

I guide you Sapporo, Furano, Otaru, Hakodate in Hokkaido / Aomori in Hokuriku / Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Kagoshima in Kyushu / Kochi, Matsuyama in Shikoku / Tottori, Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato in Japan Sea side. Please get in touch with me!!

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Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time


Justin S.

Mar 19, 2023

Great memories

We really enjoyed seeing Osaka Castle and Dotombori with Hideo. Had a great time!


Megan B.

Mar 18, 2023

We love Hideo!

Hideo was thoughtful and interesting. We truly enjoyed our time with him.


Corrine P.

Feb 13, 2023

Experience guide

Hideo San is very knowledgeable, he had shown us nearly all major attractions. I had booked him for both osaka and kyoto tour.

Hideo Y.

I'm very glad to accept your good review. I also enjoyed guiding Osaka and Kyoto. I took you to Osaka Castle, Dotonbori in Osaka and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kinkakuji, and Fushimi Inari Taisha in Koto. I wish you all health. Thank you,


Gary W.

Feb 10, 2023

Amazing tour with a guide so passionate and knowledgable.

Thank you for today, for such a wonderful experience, your knowledge and dates on historic events were outstanding. Your English was incredible. You were very friendly and answered any questions we had, as well as putting up with our sense humour -Thank you so very very much for a wonderful tour, we both really loved the food markets you took us too from being foodies and also the castle was such a highlight and amazing to see. We highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your excellent review. You were also very friendly and I could enjoy guiding Osaka with you. Kuromon Market is one of the three major markets in Japan along with Tsukiji in Tokyo, Nishiki in Kyoto. The fish caught in Osaka Bay are mainly sold. They are fresh fish such as puffer fish, shrimp, scallop, crab and the like. In Doguyasuji we see various kinds of plates, Takoyakiki, food sample and the like. Osaka has a lot of interesting spots. I wish you all the best for your good health. I hope you enjoy Japan trip! Thank you.

$132/ per group

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