Rokkosan Part 2: Alpine Botanical Garden

Rustic botanical garden at Rokkosan. The Gardener who designed this is brilliant 😍 Thank You Lord for these beautiful flowers, trees, mountain, brooks. So refreshing to be in the midst of this beautiful garden. John 15: 1 NIV [Jesus said,] “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.”

Rokkosan Part 1: Rokko Garden Terrace

From Arima Onsen station, you can take the cable car to go up Mount Rokkosan (Rokko Sancho Station). From the top of Rokkosan, you can see a panoramic view of Kobe and Osaka. There is a Japanese version of Peter Rabbit mascot at the garden. and you can find him at the bus as well!…

Arima Onsen 3: River and Yumotozaka street

Arima Onsen, very easily accessible by public transport from Kobe Sannomiya Station, famous for its hot springs.  You are close to the city yet close to this pocket of historic preserved district that takes you back in time. Nearby is the Arima Toys & Automata Museum, restaurants, and from here you can access the cable…

Arima Onsen 1: The Lodge Arima Resort

After surviving the fast-paced crowd walks in train stations and shopping hallways in nearby busy cities, Japan also has these sweet blissful havens surrounded by nature where you can detoxify and chillax 🙂 Case in point… Kobe is the sixth largest city in Japan but behind its famed Mount Rokko, the historical hot spring town…

Grape-Picking at Kobe Fruit Flower Park

Kobe Fruit Flower Park is a lovely family destination with a ride park, go-kart, farm circus, fairy tale amusement park, Monkeys Theater, Forest of Horse Land, farm bus, putter golf, onsen, pool plaza, restaurants, farm circus market, plant factory, greenhouse, agricultural product processing plant, souvenir shop, and my favorite— gardens and fruit picking! The garden landscape…

12 Hours in Kobe

On a roll of appreciating nature in the Autumn season, the day’s blessing was the beloved’s surprise of an impromptu day trip to Kobe with a new stop. Nunobiki Herb Garden From Osaka, the Shinkansen Train to Kobe takes only 13 minutes plus a good walk to the entrance of the Herb Gardens on Mount…