Mount Maya is a 698.6 m (2,292 ft) high mountain in Kobe
, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
. This mountain is one of the major peaks of the Rokkō Mountains, and is the most popular peak for visitors on the West-Rokkō Mountains.
Mount Maya is one of the two centers in Rokko Mountains for tourists. Like the area around the Kinenhidai, Mount Maya has a link from the foot of the mountain to the top. Those are Maya Cableway and Maya Ropeway. This mountain has also easy access to the foot through Okumaya Driveway. Mount Maya area was linked to Kinenhidai area and the top of Mount Rokko by bus.
This mountain is a part of Setonaikai National Park
, and famous for the view from the mountain. Especially from Kikuseidai, a park just aside of the top of the mountain, visitor can see all over Osaka
Bay area including, Kobe, Nishinomiya
, Osaka, Sakai
, and two major airports in this area, Kansai
International Airport and Kobe Airport
. The night-view is called ten million dollar night view and is one of Japan's top 3, along with Hakodate
. This mountain is also selected as one of Kinki 100 mountain.
There are a lot of ways to reach to the peak of the mountain.These routes are by cableway and rope way: