Since its extensive renovation last July, Rokko Morinone (Forest Sound) Museum has been gaining increasing attention from tourists as well as Kobe locals. In the Museum, as the season of fresh verdure has just arrived, a wide variety of trees and flowers will grant you a warm reception. In addition, an amazing outdoor live concert “SIKI Garden Concert” will take place every Sunday until October. Why not take time away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life?
To get to the Museum, take Rokko Sanjo bus from Rokko Sanjo Station (Rokko Cable Car) and get off at the Museum Mea bus stop. Walk towards the entrance where pleasant music will greet you.
The SIKI Garden (concert venue) can be reached from the second floor of the Morinone Museum.
Step outside through this door.
The seasonal view of Mt. Rokko in a wide-open space will leave you astonished.
The SIKI Garden Concert is held near Morino (Forest) Rose Garden. The wooden bird artworks “Kaze no Utayomi” are displayed in the area. Feel free to pet the birds while relishing the gentle sounds emitting from them.
Ms. Ayano Ohara (Celtic harpist)
Every Sunday, various great musicians from different genres will play wonderful music for you. Please indulge yourself in the delightful musical flow!
Go check out the concert schedule↓
Choose your favorite place, sit back and relax while watching their performance.
You might get the chance to interact with the musicians after the concert if the timing is right.
Also, at the concert room on the second floor of the Morinone hall, unique live music performances with diverse concepts and themes, which are performed by the world’s biggest-class mechanical musical instrument, take place every day.
Before and after the concert, let’s stroll around the SIKI Garden freely.
More information about the SIKI Garden, that includes 5 areas along with seasonal flowers, sound-related exhibits, unwinding place, is below↓
SIKI means “four seasons” in Japanese. The SIKI Garden exclusively offers you Mt. Rokko’s seasonal flowers and plants.
In an area named “Kids Space”, fun playground equipment and instruments are ready to entertain children.
At “Book Café”, various books that are selectively chosen by the Museum’s staff members are arranged.
“Morino Café” on the second floor of the Museum will welcome you with their great menu selection.
Loosen yourself up at your favorite cozy spot.
“Fresh whipped cream parfait” 800 yen (seasonal limited / first come, first served)
Fresh strawberries and whipped cream are adorned on the top of a savory sponge cake.
You’ll definitely feel satisfied with the forest, music, and food from the SIKI Garden which is encircled by Mt. Rokko’s abundant nature.
【SIKI Garden Concert 2022】
Period: Every Sunday from May 1st – October 30th
(12:35 pm~, 1:35 pm~, 2:35 pm~)
Venue: SIKI Garden (inside the ROKKO Morinone Museum)
*In case of rain, the concert will take place at the concert room (inside the Morinone hall)
Concert ticket price: free (*The admission fee of the museum is needed.)
Seeking musical talent!
If you are a musician; singer or instrument player (either a solo act or in a band), we would like to offer you a great opportunity to perform live at the SIKI Garden.
Date: August 7th (Sun.), September 4th (Sun.), October 2nd (Sun.)
*Only one artist is selected for each date.
Application deadline: May 31st (Tue)
Check out the detailed information↓
Rokko Morinone (forest sound) Museum
Address: 145-4512 Kitarokko Rokkosan-cho Nada-ku Kobe
Official web: https://www.rokkosan.com/museum/?lang=en
Visitor’s guide: https://www.rokkosan.com/museum/operation/?lang=en