Mount Rokkō (六甲山 Rokkō-san)
is the name of a range of mountains in southeastern Hyōgo Prefecture
There is no single mountain or peak called "Rokkō," although the highest peak of the mountains is called Rokkōsan-Saikōhō (六甲山最高峰), (literally, the highest peak of the Rokkō Mountains) and the area to the south is known as the Rokkō area. 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.
Today, the Rokkō mountain area is a centerpiece of a popular sightseeing and hiking area for people in the metropolitan Kansai region. Mt. Rokkō is a symbol of Kobe as well as Osaka.
Arthur Hasketh Groom opened the first golf course in Japan, Kobe Golf Club, on Mt. Rokko in 1903.
For many years, lenses made by the Minolta Camera Company were designated as "Rokkor", named after the mountains near Osaka, where the company was headquartered.
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