The glasshouse on a misty morning on the hills of Kobe. Hiking trails to the glasshouse start from the ropeway station. (Photo: Manish Prabhune)

Glasshouse at Kobe's Herb Gardens

Wonderful tropical plants, great views and a nice cafe

Manish Prabhune   - 1 min read

Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens is a unique garden on the hills behind Shin-Kobe shinkansen station. It is Japan's largest herb gardens with about 75,000 herbs and flowers. The rosemary plantation at the garden is really extensive and many spring flowers definitely make it a worthwhile visit. The glasshouse has some tropical plants—including a banana plantation!—and there is also a museum of spices and herbs. You can reach the gardens by taking the Shin-Kobe Ropeway nearby the Shin-Kobe Station.

Manish Prabhune

Manish Prabhune @manish.prabhune

Travelling to various places and locations in Japan for over 20 years now, I want to share my experiences and also hear about destinations that I still have not been to in the land of the rising sun. Am a photography enthusiast and love to do slow shutter blue hour photography in Tokyo.