Enjoy the seasonal natural expressions of Mt. Rokko
SIKI Garden-Sound Walking Path-
A natural garden where you can enjoy the natural expressions of the four seasons of Mt. Rokko.
In the garden, musicians hold outdoor concerts every Sunday from May to October, and you can enjoy outdoor exhibitions related to "sound" such as the "sound bench" where music automatically plays when you sit down. At the same time, you can enjoy a cozy and special space with the "SIKI Dome", which is separated only by a hammock, a wooden deck, and a transparent curtain without a skeleton.
We are also planning to create a "winter garden" in winter.
How to enjoy the garden
A moment to enjoy with all five senses
You can enjoy cooking while feeling the scenery and the sounds of nature on the terrace seats of Café in the forest. Some of the cafe's menus can also be enjoyed on benches and tables throughout the garden.
Spend time relaxing in the woods
Hammock is installed in various places in the garden. Soak up the sunbeams, listen to the birds and whispers of the wind, forget about the hustle and bustle of the day, and enjoy a peaceful time.
The luxury of "nothing"
There are benches, chairs, tables, and other spaces where you can relax and enjoy nature. Spend a luxurious time surrounded by the sounds of the forest with a book or drink in your hand.
Enjoy the sound
Comfortable, sound bench
When you sit on the bench in the garden, you will be surrounded by music (= forest radio) that you can hear from nowhere. Find your favorite "Forest Radio".
Touch and enjoy the song of the wind
When you stroke a wooden bird, you will hear a gentle tone. It is a work of the art unit MATHRAX. It is based on the natural sounds and musical box sounds recorded on Mt. Rokko.
Find and enjoy the birdhouse musical box
Birdhouse-shaped musical box boxes in various places. When you pull the string, the sound of the musical box will be played. The number is 15. You can enjoy various tones from classical to contemporary songs.
Enjoy a special time
Outside, room SIKI dome
A transparent dome with a clear 360-degree view without a skeleton. Why don't you spend your private time surrounded by nature? (Paid)
SIKI Garden Concert
A live mini-concert inviting musicians every Sunday from May to October. Listen to the harmony of forest sounds and live music. * When it rains, it will be held at the Forest Sound Hall.
Events and workshops
We hold a variety of hands-on events every season, such as a hand-cranked organ performance experience and a flower arrangement class using flowers in the garden.
Approximately 300 kinds of flowers decorate the SIKI garden every season, centering on Odemari, hydrangea, lilies, roses, and autumn leaves. Pygmy water lilies and water shields floating on the surface of a large pond in the garden can also be felt. Spend time on the bench or hammock, listening to the sounds of the forest, such as the singing of birds, the voice of insects, and the babbling of streams.
SIKI Garden Concept
Surrounded by the mountains of Mt. Rokko, the garden of the Rokko Morinone Museum aims to create a space where you can experience extraordinary experiences and feel at ease in harmony with the Western-style building and the surrounding nature. In a garden style that combines a lot of indigo plants, you can enjoy not only flowers but also seasonal plants and scenery, from sprouting to withering.
Highlights of spring to early summer
Early spring bulb and sprouting season
From late March to early May, bulbs such as crocus, narcissus, and muscari begin to bloom. The buds of trees and flowers that wake up from winter are beautiful, and it is a season when daily changes are fun.
Flowers of the four seasons colored by Yado Negusa
We are planting a large number of indigo plants that are rooted in the soil and grow over many years. You can enjoy seasonal flowers such as iris, geranium, and flox.
A relaxing place surrounded by roses
Highlights of summer-autumn
Water lily blooming on the surface of the water
There is a large pond in the center of the SIKI garden. Water shields and asazas cover the surface of the water. Pygmy water lily, which is a water lily native to Japan, also blooms and has a taste.
Mt. Rokko where you can enjoy hydrangea from summer to autumn
You can enjoy hydrangea from mid-July and hydrangea, hydrangea and American hydrangea from late July. On the cool Mt. Rokko, you can see the hydrangea changing colors until the middle of autumn, when the flowers are over.
Autumn leaves and autumn flowers
At the top of Mt. Rokko, you can see the autumn colors of the mountains from around mid October. In the garden, trees such as Ryobu, Koasai, and Komayumi turn red. In addition, wild grass and Japanese pampas grass such as sage daisy and cherry tree are beautiful. Please feel the unique atmosphere of autumn.
We are planning to create Japan's first large-scale "winter garden" where you can enjoy winter as well, such as plants whose leaves change color and trees become colored in winter and flowers that bloom in the snow.
Fantastic snow scene
Rokkosan, which is about 5 degrees cooler than downtown Kobe. If you're lucky, you'll see the snow-covered world of silver.