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The Oji Zoo is one of three large zoos in the Kansai area. The total area is more than 80,000 square meters with 850 animals from a total of 150 different species on the premises, including rarely seen animals such as giant panda, koala, golden snub-nosed monkey, Amur tiger, and snow-leopard among others. ome of the most popular attractions are the pandas Koko and Tantan, and the female elephant Suwako, born in 1943, making it the oldest living elephant in Japan.


Mount Rokkō is the name of a range of mountains in southeastern Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. There is no single mountain or peak called “Rokkō,” although the highest peak of the mountains is called Rokkōsan-Saikōhō. The mountains run approximately east-west from Sumaura Kōen Park in western Kobe to Takarazuka, and the length of the range is about 56 km. The highest point is 931m. It also includes Mount Maya, Mount Kabutoyama, Mount Iwahara and Mount Iwakura.


The Kobe Municipal Arboretum, also known as the Kobe City Forest Botanical Garden, is a 142.6-hectare botanical garden and arboretum located near Mount Maya at 4-1 Nakaichiri-yama, Shimotanigami, Yammada-cho, Kita-ku, Kobe, Japan. It is operated by the city and open daily except Wednesdays; an admission fee is charged. The arboretum was established in 1940 and now contains approximately 1,200 kinds of trees and shrubs from Japan as well as other parts of Asia.


Nunobiki Falls is a set of waterfalls near downtown Kobe, Japan, with an important significance in Japanese literature and Japanese art. In Japan, Nunobiki is considered one of the greatest “divine falls” together with Kegon Falls and Nachi Falls. Nunobiki waterfalls comprises four separate falls: Ondaki, Mendaki, Tsusumigadaki, and Izumoki.


The Suma Rikyu Park is a park with botanical garden located at Higashi Suma 1-1, Suma-ku.  It includes about 230 types of trees, substantial gardens of iris, rose, and camellia, as well as a botanical garden with greenhouse, collections of hydrangea, peony, and cherry trees, a Japanese garden, tea ceremony rooms, a drive lined with maple trees, etc.


Kobe Animal Kingdom is a bird and flower park located on Port Island in Kobe, Japan. It is mainly located in and around a greenhouse. It was called Kobe Kachoen until 18 July 2014. It is one of several theme parks created by Japanese botanist and collector Kamo Mototeru, and was opened on 15 March 2006. This all-weather park is based on the concept of contact with birds