- Mount Rokkō
Mount Rokkō 六甲山 Elevation 931.6 m (3,056 ft) Pronunciation Japanese: [ɽokːoːsaɴ] Location Location Kobe, Hyōgo, Japan Range Rokkō Mountains Coordinates Geology Type Fault-block
Mount Rokkō (六甲山 Rokkō-san ) is a name of a group of mountains in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. This mountain is one of Hyōgo 50 mountains, Kinki 100 mountains, and also one of the 300 famous mountains in Japan.
There is no single mountain or peak called "Rokkō." The highest peak of the mountains is called Rokkō-Saikōhō (六甲最高峰), literally, the highest peak in Rokkō Mountains. The mountains spread from Sumaura Kōen Park in the west end of Kobe, to Takarazuka, and the length of the mountains ranges is about 56 km. The highest point is 931m. It includes Mount Maya, Mount Kabutoyama, Mount Iwahara and Mount Iwakura.
Points of interest
For many years, lenses made by the Minolta Camera Company were designated as "Rokkor", named after this sacred mountain near Osaka, where the company was headquartered.
- Rokkō Sanjō Staition of Rokkō Cable Line
- Kinenhidai Bus Stop of Hankyu Bus
- Hoshi no Eki Station of Maya Cable
- Hōrai Valley
- Kamakura Valley
- Rokkō oroshi - gale blowing down from Mt. Rokkō
- Rokkō oroshi (song)
- Rokkō Island - artificial island south of Kobe
- Japan-guide.com Mount Rokkō
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