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The Second Mt. Rokko Collection Exhibition Materials in Foreign Languages Materials in English, Chinese and Korean are now available to help explain the various materials at The Second Mt. Rokko Collection Exhibition. There is a general outline pamphlet, a paper … 続きを読む

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Tanabata : 七夕 : Star Festival

The “Star Festival” is celebrated in many countries in Asia. In Japan it is call Tanabata (七夕 in Japanese, meaning the “Evening of the Seventh”). It is a celebration of the meeting of the lover deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented … 続きを読む

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Second Rokkosan Collection Exhibition

Starting again from Mountain Day, June 3rd and going until August 13th at the Hyogo Prefectural Mt. Rokko Nature Conservation Center just above the Mt. Rokko Guide House. The theme this time is “The development of Mt. Rokko (part II): … 続きを読む

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Groom Festival this Sunday June 4th!

Rokkosan as a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors can be attributed to Arthur Hesketh Groom (1846-1918) an Englishman that arrived in Kobe in 1868. He loved the outdoors, hiking, mountain climbing and enjoyed visiting the mountains just north … 続きを読む

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Rokkosan in Bloom

The flowers continue to bloom all around Rokkosan. The breeze is still cool and perfect for hiking around the mountain. Clear skies make for fantastic views from many places as one travels around the mountain. Yamatsutsuji (Rhododendron), Tampopo (Danielon), Harujion … 続きを読む

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Spring has arrived on Mt. Rokko.

Many of the natural flowers as well as Sakura (not all are native to Mt. Rokko) are starting to bloom. The air is cool and crisp, perfect for a walk to refresh oneself with the mountain air. There is abundant … 続きを読む

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