Egeyama

The park on Kobe’s heights

Egeyama is a public park located in the south-west of Kobe, in Hyogo prefecture, in Japan. Perched in a residential district, surrounded by dozens of cherry trees blooming nicely in spring, the park offers an incredible view on downtown Kobe.

Sakura viewing spots are scarce in Kobe, and stamina is necessary here to enjoy Ohanami, the blooming season of cherry trees, in early spring.

As a matter of fact, the nearest subway exit is only half a kilometer away from the park entrance. However the park is nested in a charming residential area whose steep topography requires energy for a walk that is more of a climb than a simple stroll.

As the name Egeyama evokes, the park spreads on the top of Mount Ege in the middle of the city. The landscape might somehow recall of some hilly areas in San Francisco.

The hike is quickly rewarding when Mount Ege offers a pleasant panorama, through the branches, on the western part of Kobe and Nagata ward. In the evening, Japanese people and tourists also appreciate the place as an observatory.

Spreading on 12,000 square meters, the park will please high level runners, interested in steep courses. A handful of benches allow for a rest under the cherry trees branches, to enjoy the quietness of the place.

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How to get to Egeyama

By metro, Seishin-Yamate Line, Stop at Kamisawa then 15 minutes walk

Location unreachable with the JR Pass

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Admission

Free

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Opening hours

Always open

How long / when to visit

Best in early spring (during an evening "light-up")

In Japanese

会下山公園 (Egeyama-kôen)

Weather in Kobe

Today
21 / 27°C
Tomorrow
18 / 29°C

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