Rokko Station is just over an hour from Kyoto by Tokaido-Sanyo line. From there its a bus/taxi ride away to reach the Rokko Cable Car station. And from there we took the 10-minute ride to the top~
|Carrying people up the mountain since 1932!|
What's on top of Mt Rokko? Well...Museums and parks and a SNOW PARK!
Okay, it was an alternative way to get to Arima Onsen, but it was more because J wanted some snow on this trip and I sort of forced this into the itinerary. Given it was Kansai, the park could only get artificial snow this time of the year. J was disappointed but that also meant that 10 runs down the slope and he was happy to get out of the place. A quick lunch within the snow park and we hopped onto the Rokko Mountain-top Bus to get to Arima Onsen~
|Ropeway from Mt Rokko Station to Arima Onsen Station|
|Resident bird in the hotel|
For this night we chose a hotel which cost more but had better food and hotspring 有馬温泉 角の坊 . After checking in and taking a bath at the hotspring, we decided to venture out before dinner.
|Nice croquette made with Kobe beef!|
|Felt a bit like Kusatsu... just a bit~|
Distance covered in one day was more than enough... next up will be Osaka~