KOBE 10 Million Dollar Night Scene

Hideo Y.

4.44(113) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
4.5 hours
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...

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Meeting Point

at your hotel ( in KOBE )

Maya Viewline (Maya Cable Car)

Maya Viewline (Maya Ropeway)

Kikuseidai, or an observatory deck close to Maya Cable Hoshi Sta.

Kirakira Path decorated with glittering Maya Stones

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

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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



Brian T.

Apr 16, 2022

Well planned tour of Kyoto!

We had an excellent day with HIDEo YOSHIda. From our wishes he planned a tour, took us around town and showed us different sights of Kyoto. He is very knowledgable in many different areas so we learned a lot about Japanese culture and history. We can warmly recommend a day with HIDEo YOSHIda.

Hideo Y.

Hello Brian. I'm very glad to receive your good review. Today we visited Japanese gardens such as moss garden in Saihoji, Sogenchi garden in Tenryuji and Ninomaru garden in Nijo Castle. They gave us peaceful and fresh atmosphere. I'm going to do my best on guide for many years to come. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Pobparat A.

Aug 27, 2020

Excellent guide. Well prepared tour.

He is so friendly and very knowledgeable about local history and japanese mythology. His itinerary was well preplanned. I would not have been able to explore all the places we did on my own. Thanks Hideo san!

Hideo Y.

Hello Pobparat I'm very happy to receive your message. Favored by good weather, we could enjoy visiting Kumano three Grand Shrines such as Kumano Nachi Taisha, Hongu Taisha, and Hayatama Taisha. Furthermore we watched Nachi Waterfalls with a height of 133 meters, the longest drop in Japan. I look forward to your activities and success in your life. Thank you, Tua.

Arlene B.

Feb 2, 2020

Highly recommended

Sir Hideo is great we finished all the itineraries as planned and very patience with my 13 pax group of tourists from the Philippines.Very informative and accommodating. Definitely will recommend you Sir Hideo see u next time.. Thank you very much

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your message. I also enjoyed guiding you. You all enjoyed wearing Kimono. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Arlene.


Polly E.

Jan 16, 2020

Highlight Tour of Kyoto

Communication with Hideo was very good. He was organized in laying out plan for our 5 hour tour. We were happy with his service in guiding us through the various sites.

Hideo Y.

I'm very happy to receive your review. We enjoyed Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple and Nishiki Market. I wish you and your family happinss and your children's healthy growth. Thank you, Polly.

$134/ per group